Although workplace accident prevention efforts have been an increasing priority in recent years, “workplace fatality rates unfortunately increased in 2021, with more than 5,000 workers dying on the job, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.” There are many individuals and groups working to fix this problem, including our staff at Otorize and the National Safety Council.
The National Safety Council just released a white paper which PR Newswire succinctly analyzed in a recent article about workplace impairment and testing. They explain that “organizations of all sizes can leverage AI-powered analytics to advance their workplace's unique safety culture and ultimately prevent injuries and save lives." A few of these types of machine learning include computer vision technology, natural language processing, and predictive and prescriptive data analytics.
However, they explain that the white paper “uncovered several barriers to widespread AI adoption, including potentially high implementation costs and privacy considerations,” as well as specific problems which differ for small and large firms. Because this new data analytic AI technology can be expensive and difficult to implement, companies might search for more cost-effective, easily implementable solutions for alternative or additional impairment detection.
Otorize is one impairment detecting solution which leverages technology to test for cognitive impairment from any substance. Otorize is accessible via the Otorize app anytime, anywhere and yields instant results while remaining completely non-invasive. Consider Otorize if you or your company is searching for an additional or alternative impairment detection tool, both for individuals and the workplace. Otorize can help with the NSC initiative to prevent workplace fatalities from impairment.