Throughout the decades, safety and productivity have been at odds with each other. One pushes for more stringent measures to protect life and machinery, the other pressures workers for greater production that can and has put individuals at unnecessary risk… both with separate, sometimes competing, paths to meet their individual goals.
It begins with assessing the current state of machine safety against current standards. Once assessed, customers implement contemporary safety technologies that combine machinery and safety control into one platform. These systems are less susceptible to nuisance shutdowns than hardwired safety systems, which can help improve productivity and profitability.
Why is it beneficial?
The ability to access safety system data and convert it into meaningful information has enormous potential. Implemented correctly, smart safety systems will increase production and not hinder it. Uptime is increased due to reduced safety incidences and stoppages
Reduced incidents = reduced liability = increased production = increased revenue
By harnessing this data and the greater connectivity available within The Connected Enterprise, safety and operations professionals can work together to:
- Improve safety-system visibility
- Better understand safety risks
- Enhance safety
- Reduce safety-related downtime
- Transform operations with safety in mind
- Evaluate safety system use or misuse
- Improve compliance
Safety systems change from a necessary evil to a powerful asset. The information in these whitepapers expels the cultural myth that safety and production are at odds with each other: