September 20, 2022
A new worker safety wearable has entered the market – one that can rapidly detect gas, connect workers to managers and store data to give a holistic understanding of operational risks.
The new gas detector, developed by Blackline Safety and dubbed G6, was unveiled at the National Safety Council Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego last week. It is envisioned as a replacement for traditional, disposable, beep-and-flash gas detectors, offering a longer-lasting, data-driven alternative.
“With this new technology, we’re bringing unprecedented levels of connectivity to industrial workplaces,” said Cody Slater, Blackline Safety CEO. “We’re responding to a direct need in the market, giving safety managers higher performing technology to access reliable, actionable data at their fingertips … helping to reduce the risk of injury, boost productivity and bring proactive safety management to a new level.”
The wearable device features direct-to-cloud cellular connectivity, a single platform to connect and view all devices from a single portal, and GPS mapping to allow managers to quickly locate workers in trouble and understand on-the-ground incidents.
The G6’s embedded sensors can identify harmful gasses in the air, including hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. Ideal use cases include larger operations in the oil and gas, manufacturing and utilities sectors.
Easy-to-use, integrated solutions are becoming increasingly popular with managers across a variety of industries, with data access also a motivating factor as business owners seek to make operations more efficient and to stay ahead of potential issues.
“Today’s safety and operational leaders are looking for connected solutions that support their number one goal, which is to protect workers from hazards, so they arrive home safely at the end of the day,” said Slater. “Our customer-driven approach to innovation is helping to build a world where adaptive, proactive safety programs are the norm, making it possible to reduce workplace injuries and increase productivity at the same time.”
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