Personal protective equipment (PPE) is an essential component of a safe workplace. Whether your workers are at a construction job site, in an industrial setting, or on the assembly line, PPE such as headgear, glasses, and safety vests helps protect employees by reducing both the frequency and the severity of workplace accidents.
Despite the benefits of wearing PPE, however, far too many employees don’t wear it consistently enough to provide real protection. According to a 2019 survey by EHS Daily Advisor, 55% of companies said that “workers generally wear PPE when required—but sometimes need to be reminded.” Employees’ reasons for not wearing PPE range from uncomfortable equipment to a feeling that it’s not necessary for a given job or task.
Industrial and manufacturing companies need a robust, sustainable PPE detection solution that can continuously observe employees’ PPE usage while on the job—not just when managers and supervisors are around.
The benefits of proper PPE detection include:
Without eyes in the back of your head, how can you make sure that employees are consistently wearing PPE in hazardous areas? The answer lies in AI-enabled computer vision solutions that continuously monitor your workplace security cameras for evidence of PPE non-compliance.
Chooch AI is a feature-rich, user-friendly computer vision platform that makes it easy for even non-technical users to build, deploy, and maintain sophisticated AI models. Using Chooch, industrial and manufacturing companies can train a custom AI model to recognize PPE such as hard hats, gloves, safety vests, and glasses. By running continuously on edge devices, these models can send alerts when they detect employees not wearing PPE in the required areas.
To see the PPE detection process in action, check out our short YouTube video “AI Models for PPE Compliance.” Our white paper “Saving Lives and Lowering Costs: Environmental Health & Safety Compliance with Computer Vision” goes into more detail about computer vision for PPE compliance. You can also get in touch with our team of AI experts for a chat about your business needs and objectives, or to start your free trial of the Chooch platform.