How Is Digital Safety Technology Transforming Smart Mining

The utilization of video insights, Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, and artificial intelligence technologies opens up a new world of more granular data. It provides continuous operational insights while respecting personal privacy standards.

Fremont, CA: Advances in digital technology are poised to alter mining safety and provide distant operation centers with improved tools and cutting-edge analytics to improve the safety of employees in high-risk areas.

Smart mining operators are substituting paper-based systems with new cloud-based orders to develop safety and predictability. This includes monitoring people and equipment on-site from back-office locations, accessing real-time data for incident prevention, and even using facial recognition and geofencing alarms to protect isolated workers.

New safety issues necessitate a fresh strategy

Although mining health and safety have improved dramatically in recent years, major injuries continue to occur daily, and COVID-19 has brought a new set of health and safety issues to the forefront.

Mining operations rely on distributed and remote workforces, and a safe working environment is crucial. To continue work operations and enforce safety controls during difficult times, improved safety necessitates increased levels of communication, more visibility of safe work practices, and early detection and mitigation of possible dangers.

High-tech solutions that increase safety while protecting the privacy

Leading asset and work management solutions are leveraging cutting-edge technology to help asset-intensive sectors become more perceptive, adaptive, predictive, and prescriptive, enabling them to operate safely, efficiently, and effectively.

By allowing a regional control center to monitor the position of cars and the safety of people in near real-time, the danger of incidents may be drastically minimized. The utilization of video insights, Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, and artificial intelligence technologies opens up a new world of more granular data. It provides continuous operational insights while respecting personal privacy standards.

Employees and contractors on-site may also receive, analyze, and execute work enabled by digitalized processes, which enhances data gathering and can assist in identifying and preventing future asset failures that may pose safety hazards and result in downtime.