Safety Management Trend Report 2020
Digitalization, software, artificial intelligence, big data and social networks – these are the things already shaping modern occupational safety. But does this also mean that such technologies are widely used and accepted as the standard? And how will the Corona pandemic influence the digitalization of occupational safety?
In the Safety Management Trend Report 2020, leading experts looking at the trends agree: digital innovation has positively influenced occupational health and safety. Digitalization has brought structure and new insights. And the general push into digital work caused by the measures put in place to slow the spread of Coronavirus will bring long-term benefits for EHS management.The Internet of things (IoT), robotics and sensors have also opened up countless new opportunities for making work safer, and big data analyzed by artificial intelligence is no longer a futuristic vision in safety management. But are new technologies like AI or 5G also bringing about new safety issues?
The experts surveyed may call their approach ‘safety II’, ‘safety done differently’ or ‘behavior-based safety’ – the terminology varies – but one thing unites them all: in the end, the focus is on people. That’s why occupational safety must also reach hearts and minds in order to create a sustainable and positive safety culture. Leadership, communication, engagement and motivation are the keys. But how strong are we here?
Read the latest safety management trend report and find out for yourself. Industry thought leaders from nine countries evaluate and discuss trends, provide insight into their perspectives and assess the opportunities and risks of the latest developments.