10 Exciting EHS Technologies To Watch In 2022

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Executive Summary

Adoption of EHS technologies has risen over the past two years, as EHS managers look to new methods to reduce safety hazards, ensure business continuity and increase productivity. The COVID-19 pandemic drove many firms to consider EHS technologies to remediate COVID-derived issues such as social distancing and contact tracing. This report identifies 10 of the most exciting technologies in the EHS space, covering five emerging technologies: video analytics, AI-enabled compliance, digital twins, connected worker platforms, and remote-assisted EHS solutions; and five existing technologies: occupational health software, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solutions, environmental sensors, EHS software, and contractor management software. EHS executives should use this report to understand the innovation occurring within the EHS market and how these technologies can add value to their organizations.

Table of contents

2022 Will Witness A Radicalization In EHS Technologies 
Five EHS Technologies See Recent Innovation That Can Enhance Existing Use Cases 
Explosion Of Digitization Leads To Five Emerging And Exciting Technologies 

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Figure 1. Overview of Existing Technologies  
Figure 2. Overview of Emerging Technologies 

About the authors

Tamjeed Aziz


Tamjeed is an EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) Analyst at Verdantix. His current research agenda centres on emerging technologies and solutions. Prior to joining Verdantix, Tamjeed worked at the NHS, where he gained experience in being an innovative data professional as well as delivering high standard reporting solutions to multiple users in the organisation. Tamjeed holds a BSc in Information Technology Management for Business from University College London (UCL) .

Pritam Kapadia


Pritam is an Analyst in the Verdantix EHS team. Pritam joined the team in 2021 and has experience in research from an industry-partnered project at Lancaster University, alongside digital solutions from his time at 3D manufacturing software firm, AMFG. Pritam holds an MEng in Chemical with Biochemical Engineering with a Minor in Environmental Engineering from University College London. 

Tom Brown

Senior Analyst
Tom is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on a range of EHS topics, including high-risk safety controls, contractor management, environmental services and EHS digitization strategy. Prior to joining Verdantix, Tom achieved a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

Christopher Sayers

Senior Analyst
Chris is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on EHS software, product compliance software and digital mental health and wellbeing solutions. He was also the lead author of the most recent Verdantix EHS Software Green Quadrant benchmarking study. Chris joined Verdantix in 2020 and has previous experience at EY, where he specialized in robotic process automation (RPA). He holds an MEng in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, with a concentration on machine learning and machine vision.

Bill Pennington

VP Research, EHS & Risk Management
Bill is the VP Research for the Verdantix EHS & Risk Management practices. His current agenda focuses on understanding the evolution of EHS and enterprise risk management, evaluating emerging strategic risks and benchmarking technology buyers’ budgets, priorities and preferences globally.

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