Market Insight: The Future Of Connected Safety

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Executive Summary

The last five years have seen corporate digital EHS efforts focus on building data management software infrastructures to support investigations and reporting. Taking a forward-looking view of the EHS function, our recent Verdantix survey indicates the corporate appetite to invest in real-time connectivity throughout safety processes. This report aims to assist corporate buyers in identifying opportunities to include connected safety solutions as they forge their technology roadmaps for the next five years. The study takes a deep dive into the most valuable connected safety business cases, caveating the analysis with a discussion of prominent barriers which connected safety solutions must overcome to see successful widespread adoption. Lastly, Verdantix evaluates the impact connected safety ecosystems can have on achieving key EHS goals over the next decade. 

Table of contents

The Value Proposition For Connected Safety Is Well-Established 
Connected Solutions Provide Employee Visibility Across Expansive Operational Areas 
Real-Time Data Pathways Lead To Safety Programme Transformation 
Connected Safety Revolutionizes Dynamic Risk Management In High-Risk Industries 
Connected Safety Will Revolutionize The Future EHS Function 
A Number Of Factors Are Driving Increased Connected Safety Uptake
Connected Solutions Must Overcome Several Hurdles To See Widespread Adoption
Connected Safety Solutions Can Drive Firms’ Long-Term EHS Goals

Table of figures

Figure 1. Prominent Requirements For Potential Connected Safety Buyers
Figure 2. EHS Function Priorities Over The Next Two Years
Figure 3. Value Of Initiatives To Optimize EHS Risk Management

About the authors

Tom Brown

Industry Analyst
Tom is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on technology mega-trends, EHS software, and sustainability. Tom joined Verdantix after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, with particular focus on Process Simulation and environmental sustainability.

Bill Pennington

VP Research, EHS & Risk Management.

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety and Risk Management 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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