The Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace Safety
Workplace safety and health are important topics for companies. Although most managers don’t think providing a safe and healthy work environment for the workers is the service that carries the utmost importance, ignoring even the basic precautions against the accidents may cause undesired consequences. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5333 workers died on the job in 2019. To decrease the possibility of fatal accidents, companies must pay attention to occupational safety regulations.
On paper, companies follow various strategies to act upon occupational safety and health (OSH) regulations for preventing accidents that may happen in a workplace. But unfortunately, giving an OSH seminar once a year or hanging posters to warn the workers does not really help to create awareness among the workers and maintain a safe environment. It is not easy for the health and safety teams to inspect the whole facility and take action for risky behaviors and also be sure that every worker is obeying the basic rules such as wearing a work vest or a safety helmet. At this point, cutting-edge technologies, for instance, artificial intelligence for workplace safety, may create lifesaver solutions to improve workplace safety.
Artificial Intelligence Solutions
Workers need to wear personal protective equipment in a working environment to protect themselves from accidents. However, workers don’t always mind the importance of this equipment and tend to work without them. Another example is the line-markings that are warning the employees of dangerous areas or showing the walking zones that can be crossed by the workers. It is a hard and exhausting job to avert all of these problems because they can drop beneath the radar easily. Thanks to artificial intelligence, today it is possible to conduct all of this process by using AI-driven real-time video processing.
Camera Systems Powered by AI Models
An artificial intelligence model can be developed to detect whether a worker is wearing equipment such as a safety helmet and a work vest or staying in the working zones that the worker should be in. A well-developed AI model can conduct this process with minimum mistakes 24/7. Detecting a behavior that causes an accident immediately is an important step in preventing safety problems in a workplace. So, the abilities of AI such as rapid decision making and autonomous operation are better for better workplace safety. A camera system powered by an AI model can scan the whole facility. Then, it informs the OHS teams about the undesired situations immediately. Thus physical injuries and other accidents can be prevented with maximum performance.
AI model is responsible for detecting the individuals and the objects in the workplace. So, the development phase of the AI model has a critical role to come up with a foolproof AI-driven OHS monitoring device. Training the AI model with a comprehensive dataset makes the model able to identify the objects in the video frames. As a better example, the AI model recognizes the safety helmet and distinguishes it from the other elements by this step. Moreover, data annotation is important to building the dataset. Because, through the annotation process, the objects in the image data are classified as desired. An AI model that is trained by a well-annotated dataset can detect the objects without any mistake. So, it is important to get support from an experienced and successful annotation team.
At Co-one, our data annotators annotate occupational datasets to satisfy the needs of the teams that are developing AI products to create better workplaces. With the help of the datasets annotated at Co-one, it is possible to train AI models for preventing accidents. By detecting workers and getting insights about them, you get a safer workplace. Co-one builts the data annotation process on perfect data labeling, cross-validation, and agile tracking to provide a high-quality dataset.
We are sharing our open-source annotated datasets to make a contribution to AI to reach high-quality datasets. We believe in the power of AI to solve problems and create new solutions. So, we are working to participate with our rapid data annotation service.
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