Artificial Intelligence for Health and Safety

Improve your company’s environmental, health, and safety (EHS) practices and performance

Identify your company’s top hazardous activities, locations, out-of-compliance practices, and deviations from EHS standards using AI for health and safety, minimizing the probability of an incident or lost time injury, and contributing to improved staff efficiency.

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What is AI for health and safety?

AI for health and safety harnesses the power of natural language processing and machine learning (ML) technologies to identify potentially hazardous workplace conditions and practices by extracting insights from unstructured information sources, e.g., incident reports, observation cards, etc.

AI for health and safety in oil and gas

EHS optimization is critical in the oil and gas industry, with its inherently hazardous combination of heavy equipment, remote/offshore work environments, and dangerous materials and chemicals.

AI for health and safety in the utility industry

The high-voltage world of electric power demands an unrelenting focus on safety and risk mitigation. AI for health and safety is uniquely equipped to identify these risks and enable safety managers to address them in a timely and efficient manner.

AI for health and safety in the manufacturing industry

The repetitive high-volume processes characteristic of the manufacturing industry frequently result in injuries, worker compensation claims, and subsequent lost work time inefficiencies. AI-driven technology identifies and prioritizes the risks to your business and your staff.

How does AI enable health and safety?

SparkCognition’s AI for health and safety solutions harness the power of natural language processing and machine learning to automatically extract insights from your existing health- and safety-related documents, whether structured or unstructured.

Your health and safety performance directly affects worker productivity and efficiency, as well as the costs associated with accident claims, regulatory non-compliance, and staff morale and retention.

The scope of health and safety includes not only workplace safety but also your culture and day-to-day training and work practices. AI-based technology can automate the identification and prioritization of hazards or unsafe practices/locations, enabling your managers to proactively address them and reduce the chance of incidents.

Drive greater productivity and enhance profitability

Workers are more productive and efficient when they operate in safe environments using safe work practices. Minimizing lost work time due to accidents allows workers to function in a more normal, less hurried mode, which in turn further reduces accident risks.

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Enable your safety managers to be more productive and effective

SparkCognition’s AI for health and safety solutions minimize the need for company manager oversight and analytical expertise, allowing them to focus on their core responsibility, i.e., addressing safety and compliance concerns as quickly and effectively as possible, and communicating these safety issues and resulting changes to staff.

Improve employee satisfaction and retention

Companies that focus on optimizing worker safety and the environmental quality of their workplaces are more attractive to employees and contribute not only to reduced incident costs/claims but also higher employee retention and reduced turnover and retraining costs. 

AI for EHS solutions across industries

AI for EHS in the oil and gas industry

Protect your employees from unsafe work environments. Proactively identify hazards, whether from unsafe workplaces or unhealthy environments, and equip your safety managers to be as effective and efficient as possible in their work.

  • Flag and modify unsafe work practices.
  • Identify and label unsafe locations.
  • Ensure compliance with government environmental regulations.

AI for EHS in the power/utility industry

Identify, prioritize, and eliminate hazardous conditions and work practices in the utility industry, whether in power generation plants or outdoor T&D work.

  • Maximize staff efficiency by minimizing accidents.
  • Identify hazardous work practices and modify as needed.
  • Reduce accident claims and regulatory fines/costs.

AI for EHS in the manufacturing industry

Use AI for health and safety to optimize the efficiency of your manufacturing processes by identifying and addressing health and safety issues proactively and effectively.
  • Improve worker satisfaction and retention.
  • Reduce lost time and rework inefficiencies.
  • Enhance company reputation as a place to work.

How SparkCognition delivers AI for health and safety

SparkCognition AI for health and safety solutions use our proprietary natural language processing algorithms to analyze your existing unstructured EHS documents (incident reports, safety observation cards, etc.) to scan for, flag, and prioritize potentially hazardous conditions, locations, and work practices.

Leveraging our AI for health and safety methodology is straightforward and effective. The process is guided from start to finish by SparkCognition AI and domain experts, with minimal expertise or time requirements from your staff.

 

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Step 1: Identify relevant written documents, reports, etc.

Obtain and ingest unstructured written documents such as incident reports and observation cards, equipping the AI/ML models to identify and flag potentially unsafe or environmental non-compliant situations, practices, or work locations.

Step 2: Use natural language processing to analyze unstructured written documents

Use NLP models to understand, extract, and analyze detailed information from unstructured sources, such as incident reports, observation cards, etc. This allows managers to identify and flag safety issues even more thoroughly by working from the widest possible set of features.

Step 3: Identify and prioritize potential hazards and flag for managerial follow-up

Assess insights from every document, report, etc. to identify, flag, and prioritize any work practices or locations that look potentially unsafe for subsequent corrective action by safety supervisors.

Case Studies: Learn more about AI for health and safety

Optimize Workplace Safety with Visual AI Advisor

Learn how Visual AI Advisor uses your existing camera infrastructure to automatically monitor your factory floor and other workspaces, ensuring PPE compliance and employee safety. Read our case study

Increase school safety with SparkCognition Visual AI Advisor

Learn how SparkCognition’s Visual AI product helps to reduce incidents of school violence by proactively identifying threats and critical situations. Automatically detecting weapons, suspicious individuals, or unauthorized access incidents helps save lives, enabling childhood education to be the safe and rewarding experience it should be. Read our use case

On-demand webinar: 5 ways to transform worker safety with AI

SparkCognition’s Visual AI product enhances worker safety through a number of innovative capabilities that include automatic monitoring for PPE compliance, detection of unsafe work practices, and dangerous interactions between workers and vehicles. By providing automated alerts and ongoing hazard tracking, worker safety is assured without the need for human intervention or capital investment. Watch the webinar

Delivering real-time fire safety with AI-powered CCTV

One of India’s leading oleochemical operations lost $400K worth of assets in a massive fire. Learn how they deployed Visual AI Advisor to over 200 CCTV cameras, allowing them to detect fire signatures 10-20X faster than traditional fire detection systems. Read our case study