Health & Safety

Top 5 Actions Every Company Must Take When Applying AI to HSE

AIRED ON: February 23, 2023

Webinar Summary

Current health and safety solutions rely on training, procedure compliance, worker behavior and the supervised working environment as the primary means to prevent workplace incidents. These solutions are generally reactive and lack strong preventive controls. This results in nearly 340 million workplace injuries worldwide and costs U.S. businesses more than $250 billion annually. To refine these tactics, environmental, health and safety managers must use reporting that accurately counts the number of unsafe acts and near misses. Visual artificial intelligence allows manufacturers to leverage existing infrastructure and cameras to identify and stop numerous risky behaviors, prevent incidents, and build more robust controls that reduce operational risk. Visual AI reduces the burden on employees and workflows by automating records, alerts and controls. By tracking unsafe acts, EHS managers can better quantify areas of risk and make meaningful changes to their safety procedures and training.


Discover how visual AI disrupts existing safety patterns by detecting, recording and alerting workers before a safety event occurs, as well as the direct and indirect costs of incidents that it can eliminate. SparkCognition’s Stephen Gold and Jodie Sasse explain how:

• Visual AI improves visibility and accountability through reporting and quantifiable results.

• Address trends and specific EHS problems with reports (time series, worker shifts, specific areas and individual facilities). Use the reports for targeted training programs and controls.

• Examine the range of returns on investment by tracking the number and types of incidents prevented.

About the Speakers

Stephen Gold

Stephen Gold is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) bringing over 30 years of experience, including B2B application software development, AI and data science, and IoT services. He previously was the General Manager of Honeywell’s $2.5B Connected enterprise, where he led the digital transformation and IoT advancement of this century-old $40B manufacturer. As Group CMO of IBM Watson, Gold was one of the principal business architects who delivered next-generation AI technology, driving over 10,000 engagements. Prior positions included CCO of HZO, CMO of SPSS, President of Aberdeen Group, and President & CEO of Azerity. Gold has also served on various private and public boards, and has been featured on various media outlets, including CNN, CNBC, Today Show, and Fox News.


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.

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