Visualizing safety risks with AI

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-May 26, 2023

A safe work environment is essential for the success of any organization. Yet, as businesses continue to evolve, so do the challenges and risks that come with running a facility. Particularly in complex industrial environments, identifying potential hazards and taking proactive measures to prevent accidents and injuries can be a daunting task. Especially facilities with heavy machinery, high levels of pedestrian and forklift traffic or hazardous materials require careful planning and oversight to ensure that employees are safe on the job.

This is where Intenseye’s Visual Analysis module comes in to help safety teams identify the areas of their facility that pose the most significant safety risks, allowing them to take proactive measures where it matters most. With two unique features – Heatmaps and Pathway -, Intenseye’s Visual Analysis provides safety teams with a comprehensive view of their facility’s safety landscape, enabling them to identify and mitigate risks, raise safety awareness, increase overall compliance and foster a culture of safety in their workplace.

Heatmaps: Pinpoint high-risk areas and plan robust corrective actions

Intenseye’s Heatmaps feature, within the Visual Analysis module, helps EHS teams identify the precise locations of frequent safety risks in their facilities, allowing them to pinpoint where corrective actions are needed. The heatmaps color-code the areas in a facility depending on the frequency of the safety risks detected in those locations.

Heatmaps also allow them to compare trends over time to evaluate how effective their corrective actions are in reducing risks and improving safety. The change in heatmap sizes indicates if the corrective action plan is effective or it needs to be revised to better address the root cause of the safety risk.

In addition to its powerful risk identification capabilities, Intenseye’s Heatmaps feature also integrates with our Reports feature, providing comprehensive insights into the overall EHS performance. With the Reports feature, EHS professionals can set up automated emails for themselves and their teams, delivering regular updates on the safety performance of their facilities. By incorporating the data from the Heatmaps feature into these reports, EHS teams can track and communicate the progress made in mitigating safety risks.

To highlight the efficacy of Intenseye’s Heatmaps feature with a real-life example, let me share the success story of one of our users, a large-scale beverage manufacturer. By analyzing heatmaps, the facility discovered a concerning pattern: Areas near the conveyor lines were consistently highlighted with increased intensity, indicating a higher frequency of safety risks. Concerned about the potential hazards associated with working at or near the conveyors, such as crushed-by and amputation injuries, as well as head and brain injuries, the facility’s safety team swiftly launched an investigation and found out that employees were occasionally climbing onto the conveyors to retrieve items. Accordingly, the safety team took swift action, implementing strict measures to prevent unsafe interactions. This led to a significant reduction in conveyor-related incidents, fostering a safer work environment and emphasizing the effectiveness of our Heatmaps feature.

Pathway: Optimize traffic flow for improved safety

When it comes to Intenseye’s Pathway feature, safety leaders gain the power to visualize the roads taken by employees to identify high-traffic areas that may require special attention. By monitoring traffic patterns, EHS professionals can optimize traffic management in their facility, minimizing the risk of accidents and injuries while increasing productivity.

One of the key benefits of this Pathway feature is the ability for EHS teams to review the data based on different facility shifts, providing valuable insights into safety trends and patterns. By analyzing the Pathway data for each shift, they can gain a deeper understanding of traffic flow variations and identify any potential safety issues that may arise during specific shifts.

A prime example for the effectiveness of this feature comes from one of our users, operating in a large manufacturing facility, who utilized Intenseye’s Pathway feature to meticulously monitor traffic flow and strategically readjust their facility floor plan to optimize the traffic and reduce the risk of incidents. With the improved traffic management, the facility experienced a significant decrease in accidents and near misses, fostering a safer work environment for employees. Additionally, the streamlined operations resulted in smoother workflow, reduced downtime, fatigue management and increased overall productivity.

And the best part? We understand that tracking employee movements can raise concerns about privacy violations. That’s why we’ve incorporated cutting-edge technologies like face-blurring and 3D anonymization to ensure that employee privacy is maintained while still allowing for effective safety management. By tracking incidents rather than individuals, Intenseye’s AI-powered technology helps not only reduce workplace accidents but also foster a culture of trust and respect among employees and accordingly contributes to psychological safety in the workplace.

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