MākuSafe Presenting & Exhibiting at Safety Leadership Conference

October 11, 2022

EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference will take place October 18-20, 2022 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH. MākuSafe’s VP of Marketing, Tom West and Plastipak’s EHS Director, Mark Jones will conduct a panel discussion from 3-4 pm on Wednesday, October 19th. You can also visit the MākuSafe booth #517 in the exhibit hall.

Wearable Safety Tech: Top Considerations and Field Use Cases

As the world around us becomes more and more connected and data-driven, companies have the potential to harness valuable information to benefit their businesses and workers. Workforce wearables can go beyond biometrics and fitness, tracking useable data that’s relevant to employee safety and focused on the environment around an employee, not the employee themselves. This data includes things such as environmental hazards, slips/trips/falls/ergo concerns, location/proximity/contact tracing, and voice reported good-catches, providing a more complete picture of workplace risk. With this data, manufacturers, construction, and industrial organizations can better understand trends, and gain real time insights enabling proactive and preventative hazard remediation ensuring their workers safety. This session will discuss how wearable safety technology, machine learning, AI and cloud computing are helping safety leaders gain valuable insight into understanding workplace risks, keeping workers safe, and mitigating hazards before incidents and claims occur. Case studies from deployments of wearables in a variety of industrial environments will be examined and examples provided of how the data gathered from wearables has led to; work changes and process improvements, environmental hazards detected, uncovering harmful human motion, and positively impacting safety culture while respecting employee privacy. Key considerations for use of wearables will be shared along with differentiators and views on calculating ROI.

Key Takeaways

How wearable technology should provide a unique means of gathering relevant EHS leading indicator data, while respecting employee privacy. How machine learning, cloud computing, & AI can be used to identify high-risk safety trends. How analytics intelligence can be provided to safety leaders in an easy-to-understand format with actionable advice before incidents happen. How T.R.U.E. Leading Indicators to Hazards & Risk help companies reduce risks and workers’ compensation claims and strengthen SHMS. Case studies from field deployments with findings and insights around; process improvements, environmental hazards detected, uncovering harmful human motion, preventing MSD’s, and positively impacting safety culture.

About the Speakers

Mark Jones, EHS Director for Plastipak

Mark Jones is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional who has served for four years as the EHS Director at Plastipak Packaging, a global leader in the packaging and recycling industries. Plastipak employs approximately 6,000 people and operates at more than 50 sites across the globe. Prior to his current role, Mark spent more than thirty years with Ford Motor Company, most of his tenure was as a Safety Engineer. Mark is a long-time fireman, serving his community as Assistant Chief for many years, and spent time as a Sr. Loss Control Consultant in Insurance. Mr. Jones holds a BS in Occupational Health and Safety/Fire Science, an MBA, MS in Environmental and Industrial Health, and a PhD in Occupational Safety and Health. Mark lives in works in Michigan, where he has been an officer of The Michigan Safety Conference who recognized him with their Distinguished Service Award, its’ highest honor.

Tom West, VP Marketing for MākuSafe

Tom West is Vice President at MākuSafe, as well as being a SHRM & HRCI Senior Certified Human Resources Professional and Certified Occupational Safety Specialist. Over the years, Tom has held executive leadership roles with many companies providing learning & development tools, technology, and services. Tom has also been a College Professor for 28 years, teaching Management, Marketing, and Small Business Entrepreneurship. In 2003, he founded Agility Learning Group, which served clients for 14 years.

Register for the Safety Leadership Conference here.