Health & Safety

The ROI of Visual AI for HSE: Unlocking the Power of Data

AIRED ON: January 25, 2024

Webinar Summary

In today’s industrial landscape, OSHA programs are the guardians of workplace well-being – safeguarding employees – and productivity. Yet, these programs are often perceived as opaque cost avoidance strategies, especially because quantifying their return on investment is daunting. Still, the direct cost of an average injury is $42,000, with indirect costs ranging from two to 10 times the direct cost, or $80,000-$420,000.

Enter visual artificial intelligence, the technology to clarify cloudy value measurements and key performance indicators. Visual AI uses an organization’s existing cameras to analyze video feeds in real time, identifying everything from a near miss and a man down to a trip hazard or unexpected fire-causing spark. In turn, these insights can be used to measure the effectiveness of new environmental, health and safety initiatives and programs.


Visual AI contributes to the bottom line with:

  • Proactive Incident Prevention: Visual AI can identify potential hazards, near misses, and unsafe conditions before accidents occur.
  • Enhanced Safety Compliance: By monitoring work areas and operations, visual AI can ensure compliance with safety regulations, standards, and protocols.
  • Real-Time Notification: Ensure key stakeholders are alerted when an incident occurs, providing them with actionable details, including date, time, location, and a visual snippet.
  • Augmented Best Practices: Visual AI works 24/7 and can observe 100s of video feeds and 1000s of frames per second to supplement existing HSE measures and personnel.

Furthermore, we’ll delve into the broader implications of visual AI, exploring how it enhances ROI across various parts of industrial operations.

About the Speakers

Jodie Sasse

Jodie Sasse is an accomplished leader and advisor to companies looking to find innovative software solutions for the most complex business problems. Throughout her 20+ year career in the technology industry, she has developed a passion for helping companies unlock growth, optimize performance, and realize return on their technology investments. As SparkCognition’s, Managing Director of Visual AI Advisor, she drives outcomes for clients with challenges related to Safety, Security, Productivity, Quality and Situational Awareness. Prior to joining SparkCognition, Jodie has held various roles at Twilio, Equals3 AI, IBM and IBM Watson. She has a BS in Finance and Economics from Syracuse University and a MBA from Suffolk University.

Jon Haslanger

Jon Haslanger is a technologist, innovator and leader with a passion for using AI to solve critical business problems. With 15+ years safely leading teams in high risk industries, he is well acquainted with the challenges and importance of managing workplace safety. Jon's experience with applied data science and machine learning allows him to leverage expertise, quickly unlock benefits for companies from their AI investments. At SparkCognition as a solutions architect he serves as an advisor to manufacturing, industrial and energy companies, helping solve critical challenges by deploying artificial intelligence solutions, delivering improvements in safety, quality and efficiency. Prior to joining SparkCognition, Jon worked at Schlumberger in several key positions across America, Europe and Asia. Jon holds a BSME from Johns Hopkins and an MSBA from NYU.

Watch on Demand

Join SparkCognition’s Jodie Sasse and Jon Haslanger for an enlightening session where we will demystify Visual AI to offer practical examples and insights into how industry leaders are redefining their HSE best practices.

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