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Mixing your wearable technology with PPE gear and personal headwear. It’s never been so easy.  

Did you know? Workplace safety is now getting a makeover – It’s going hi-tech!  

In this blog post, we will review the innovation of workplace safety & how it’s getting smarter.  


PPE Leads to Employee Safety

PPE ensures workplace safety. It provides protection from hazards, ensures compliance with regulations, prevents injuries, and improves worker morale. Employers should prioritize the provision of PPE and ensure that it is appropriately used and maintained.  

Why PPE is Important  


  • Protection from Hazards:

PPE is a shield for workers against chemicals, heat, viruses, bacteria, and infections. It acts as a barrier between the hazard and workers, which reduces the risk of injuries   

  • Compliance with Regulations:

Employers are legally obligated to provide PPE to their employees and ensure its proper use. Compliance with PPE regulations ensures that workers are protected from workplace hazards, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.   

  • Prevention of Injuries and Illnesses:

PPE also prevents the risk of illnesses, including respiratory issues, skin irritation, and eye injuries. As a result, it reduces absenteeism rate and improves productivity.    

  • Improved Worker Morale:

Deploying preventive measures for employees demonstrates that organizations care for their employees. As a result, employees show higher job satisfaction  


Now comes wearable technology, which plays a crucial role in the growth of PPE. Not just that, Safety Tech also continues to challenge & transform industry norms and practices. The question is, how? Let’s find out.  


How Does Wearable Technology Help Drive PPE Growth?  

Wearable technology has the potential to revolutionize the use of PPE and drive its growth in several ways:  


1. Monitoring and Tracking 

Wearable devices such as smart helmets, smart glasses, and smartwatches can monitor and track workers’ vital signs, location, and movements. The data can be used to identify potential hazards, provide alerts to workers, and improve the overall safety of the workplace.

2. Real-time Feedback

Wearable technology can provide real-time feedback to workers on the proper use of PPE. For example: reminding them to wear their safety glasses or hearing protection. It can improve compliance with PPE requirements and reduce the risk of injuries.  

3. Training and Education  

Wearable devices can be used for PPE training and education, Enabling workers to experience simulated hazardous situations in a safe and controlled environment. It can improve workers’ understanding of the importance of PPE and how to use it effectively.  

4. Customization

Wearable tech can be customized to fit individual workers’ needs, preferences, and work conditions. It can improve the comfort and effectiveness of PPE, increasing worker compliance and reducing the risk of injuries.  


The Arrival of Safety Tech


Assisted reality devices can transform how workers perform their jobs in Industry 4.0. They improve safety, productivity, and efficiency. Technological transformations allow organizations to integrate assisted reality devices for innovation. Here’s how assisted reality can facilitate organizations.  


  • Training and Education:

Assisted reality devices can provide workers with immersive training and education experiences – allowing them to practice and learn new skills in a safe and controlled environment. It improves training effectiveness and reduces the risk of injuries and errors.  

  • Maintenance and Repair:

AR devices provide workers with real-time guidance and support during maintenance and repair tasks. For example, AR devices can overlay digital information on physical objects, showing workers how to perform tasks and providing information on equipment status, or simply connect them to a remote subject-matter expert.  

  • Quality Control:

They improve the efficiency of quality control procedures. For example, AR devices can detect product defects and guide workers in the inspection process.  

  • Remote Assistance:

Assisted reality devices also enable remote experts to provide real-time assistance to workers in the field. For instance, they can connect workers with experts who can guide them through complex tasks or provide support in emergencies.  


Here’s how assisted reality continues to improve workplace safety:  


  • Moziware Cimō  

It is the latest wearable device that features voice control, hands-free, and data capture technology. Moziware Cımō’s lightweight, compact design fits comfortably in your pocket. Dustproof and IP66 water-resistant, cımō empowers teams to connect with the highest comfort ratings and an extended battery keeping you effortlessly connected without downtime.  


  • DigiLens Argo SmartGlasses   

ARGO smartglasses boast the best-in-class crystal waveguides with industry-leading minimal eye glow and a small footprint, resulting in a more user-friendly and socially acceptable product. Additionally, by increasing situational awareness through real-time connectivity to environmental and other sensor platforms and devices, you can enable real-time access to remote experts for training, guidance, supervision, and quality assurance.  


  • The RealWear HMT-1Z1®

Class 1 Division 1 and ATEX & IECEx Zone 1 intrinsically certified devices are essential for sectors including oil and gas drilling rigs, pipelines, refineries, chemical facilities, and flour and textile factories. It indicates that the electronics pose no ignition risk during routine activities in possibly explosive environments. The RealWear HMT-1Z1® model is appropriate for these settings, including battery maintenance for electric vehicles. Like RealWear Navigator 500, it can also be used in noisy, muddy, and wet workplace settings.  


In short, blending wearable technology with PPE or your personal headwear is now a seamless process. The developments of Industry 4.0 combined with assisted reality solutions have opened up a whole new world of Safety Tech. Safety tech has the potential to significantly improve workplace safety, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries and improving productivity and efficiency. Therefore, it’s time to go smart & transform your worker’s personal protective equipment with a touch of technology. After all, the future is digital.


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