Keeping Your Workers Safe and Efficient with Connected Worker Solutions
Or, as Chris Munnelly, Director of Connected Worker and Breakthroughs at Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, described it during Movilizer Days 2017, finding a balance between the Knight and the Ninja.
“You could be a knight in a suit of armor, but you’re really slow — if someone's super-safe but they're not productive, that doesn't do well for the company,” explains Munnelly. “Or, you could have a super-fast ninja warrior, but who has no protection. So, what we're trying to do is optimize the two of them.”
That’s what the idea behind the Connected Worker is all about: getting the job done efficiently, error-free and safely. The solution understands and addresses the fact that, not only does inefficient work result in mistakes affecting your bottom line, but with almost 5,000 fatal workplace accidents in the United States just last year, safety is equally important.
This isn’t just about the worker out in the field, however. It’s about the community of the connected workers — folks like the industrial plant and safety managers, auditors and procurement people who all need real-time information, analytics and cost effectiveness in order for operations to run smoothly and without major incidents.
This framework, according to Munnelly, captures the gist of what we're doing at Honeywell — a productivity business and a safety business. That’s why we offer industry leading productivity tools and solutions, bolstered by a global safety business that protects over half a billion people daily with a range of solutions. Among our recent Connected Worker innovations and solutions:
“This is really about our pivot to becoming a cyber industrial powerhouse,” says Munnelly. “My background is in software, and the reason I joined Honeywell was I saw a huge opportunity to take all these edge devices — we’re the biggest edge device company in the world — and connect them, and you think about the permutations when it comes to analytics around that — it's huge.”
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