Improving Safety With Camera Analytics

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Executive Summary

This report provides an introduction and assessment of how existing and novel technologies surrounding camera analytics and computer vison can be utilized to advance operational safety. It gives an overview of the capabilities and advancements in AI and the current infrastructure around closed-circuit television (CCTV), alongside an outline of the potential barriers to implementation, such as the time lag between technological advances and political processes. The report also examines specific examples of EHS use cases across several general functions and provides some industry-specific examples. Directors and managers should use this report to inform their firms’ short- and-long term planning, as they look to increase overall safety.

Table of contents

Advancing EHS Safety Initiatives Through Novel Solutions 
What Are Camera Analytics And Computer Vision?
How Can Camera Analytics Improve Workplace Safety?
The Application of Computer Vision For Innovative EHS Use Cases
Planning For Implementation Hurdles 

Table of figures

Figure 1. Overlapping Holistic Safety Culture Generation 
Figure 2. Industry-Specific Use Case Examples 

About the authors

Nathan Goldstein

Senior Analyst, EHS

Nathan is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice out of the Boston office. His current research agenda focusses on the intersection of Sustainability and ESG trends with the EHS operational sphere. Prior to joining Verdantix, Nathan worked at Bluefield Research where he gained experience in consulting and market research within the global water industry. Nathan holds a MSc in Water: Science and Governance from King’s College London.

Bill Pennington

Research Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety practice. His current agenda focuses on EHS and sustainability services, product stewardship as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Bill comes from a background of corporate EHS roles in the manufacturing and logistics industries. He holds an MBS degree in sustainability from the Rutgers University.

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