OH&S SafetyPod: The Connected Worker

Episode 29

OH&S SafetyPod: The Connected Worker

In this episode of the podcast, Editor Sydny Shepard and MSA's Jason Fox discuss what a connected worker is, how that fits into the safety industry and what it means for the future of gas detection.

Industry 4.0 is the catalyst for many new changes in the digital age and it is driving innovation in technology around the world—including technology in the safety industry. Modern technology and how it fits into safety in the workplace is a discussion many have been having, so I wanted to bring someone on the podcast to talk to me about what all this means.

For this feature episode of the podcast on the topic of “The Connected Worker,” I brought on Jason Fox of MSA to talk with me about this new era in safety.

Jason and I discuss what the connected worker is, how that fits into the safety industry and even get into a new gas detection product that will help to ensure safety in hazardous work environments.

But first, a little more about Jason. Jason is currently the Segment Marketing Manager for Northern North America and has been with MSA for 12 years. Jason has prior manufacturing and safety experience from the chemical industry and is a volunteer firefighter in his spare time.

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A special thank you to MSA Safety:

Established in 1914,MSA is a global leader in the development & manufacture of sophisticated safety products that protect people’s health and safety. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company's comprehensive line of products is used by workers around the world in the fire service, construction, utilities, mining, manufacturing and other industries. Core products include portable gas detection instruments and sensors, fixed gas and flame detection systems, respiratory protective equipment, fall protection products, and head, eye, face, hearing and communications protection. MSA, based north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and more than 40 international locations. For more information, visit https://us.msasafety.com/altair-io360.

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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