FREE Webinar on Blackline Safety’s COVID-19 Industrial Contact Tracing Tools
Westech Industrial is a proud distributor of Blackline Safety and we are pleased to share with our customers Blackline Safety’s FREE webinar series that will present the latest industrial COVID-19 contact tracing tools leveraging their cloud-connected safety wearables and smartphone apps.
The webinar will discuss the COVID-19 outbreak and what healthcare providers, communities, and businesses are doing to help keep everyone safe while minimizing the spread of the coronavirus.
To register for this FREE webinar please visit our website at https://bit.ly/2WiQgFD
The lack of a proven treatment or cure for COVID-19 has lead to the emergence of measures known as Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) which is the primary tool in the fight against COVID-19.
With the rapid spread of this disease, the pace of change and the human and financial cost of this pandemic, it can be difficult for an individual or even a single organization to know what they can and should be doing to contribute to the fight. Everyone has a role to play in limiting the spread of COVID-19. The ability of your organization to contribute is even greater.
Protecting the safety of your teams and your site is Blackline Safety’s top priority. That’s why advanced connected security technology to help protect your employees and your business is offered through automated tracing of industrial contacts.
Using a combination of Blackline Safety’s intrinsically safe G7 portable safety devices and the Loner Mobile smartphone app, employee location data is transmitted to the Blackline Safety Cloud and generates interactive online contact tracking reports.
If an employee has symptoms or tests positive for the COVID-19 virus, you can trace the steps of the individual to see where he or she was able to contact other colleagues and who they are. This essential information allows better management of the isolation of the case or cases without affecting the sector (s) of your company that has not been exposed to this employee who contracted the virus.
The Blackline Safety team has developed several resources, including a new webinar, which provides more information and best practices for keeping workers safe during and after the pandemic.
CURRENT INITIATIVES IN CONNECTED SAFETY
Apple and Google are partnering to develop an app that will use Bluetooth technology to notify a user when they have been in contact with an individual who has voluntarily self-identified as being infected with COVID-19.25
This initiative by Apple and Google could ease the pressure placed on public health officials by automating the process of contact tracing for infected individuals. While the app has faced criticism regarding privacy concerns, it could prove to be important in the global push to flatten the curve.
As planned, this app does not address two requirements of businesses. First, the app will not be functional on hazardous worksites where it is unsafe to carry a cell phone. Second, Apple and Google are proposing this as an “opt-in” tool, meaning that individuals will need to sign up for the service. Anyone who does not download the app will not be covered.
BLACKLINE SAFETY PRODUCTS AND CONNECTED SAFETY
Blackline Safety has leveraged the location technology in its safety wearables to bridge these gaps, delivering integrated digital contact tracing for the industrial workplace. Intrinsically safe, Blackline’s G7 wearables are already carried by tens of thousands of workers around the globe.
To learn more either visit Westech Industrial’s website and download our whitpaper or register for the FREE Webinar go to https://bit.ly/2WiQgFD.