MONITOR AND INSTRUMENT TRENDS—ARTICLE FROM SAFETY+HEALTH MAGAZINE
In Safety+Health Magazine's recent article, our CTO Brendon Cook was interviewed for their "Trends in... Instruments and Monitors" feature. Ease-of-use is a clear requirement for lone worker safety technology.
Here's a snippet from the article:
"Brendon Cook, CTO for Calgary, Alberta-based Blackline Safety, pointed to a potential issue with automatic detection in lone worker monitoring solutions – it could lead to false alarms."
Brendon told Health+Safety Magazine “For example, if the monitor is turned on and left in a truck, no-motion (man down) detection will trigger after a couple of minutes,” he said. “This topic is mitigated by the device first calling out to the employee with an audible and visual alarm – pressing a check-in button averts a false alarm.”
Brendon also indicated "that monthly reporting can help workplaces optimize employee compliance to ensure correct and consistent use of the device when working alone."