With vaccine programmes across the world gathering pace, a return to work by the end of the year is on the cards for many workers. But according to a new survey by the UK’s ICAEW, most employees are reluctant to return to return to their office, with only 1 in 3 planning to go back. It’s a number that pales in comparison to the 59% of workers across the rest of Europe who are prepared to return to their office. In truth, it’s not a huge surprise.
In his first week in office, the new President of the United States Joe Biden signed an executive order for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue revised guidance to employers on workplace safety related to the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s a move that places employee health front and centre of plans to combat the virus’s spread and is a marked change in direction from the previous administration. It’s ramifications will have an effect way beyond the life of the pandemic.
“Solving complex problems is really what artificial intelligence and machine learning are all about. We leverage expertise in a number of areas, including industrial plant operations, enterprise software, and data sciences, to develop sophisticated models. These models ingest data generated by the organisation and transform it into actionable insights and immediate outcomes.”
'Factories and, in particular, indoor areas which are cold and damp, are perfect environments for coronavirus to linger and spread,' Professor Lawrence Young told the BBC. 'Virus-containing droplets from infected individuals are more likely to spread, settle and stay viable.' So where does the solution lie?
Nov, 2020 - Empiricai’s AI-based Industrial Analytics platform empowers industries to improve yield and reliability while reducing costs. Instrumentation Monthly recently caught up with Emipircai’s CEO Salman Chaudhary to talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and the value it brings to plant management
Nov 20, 2020 - While many employees have now adapted to working from home due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, for those whose role makes remote working impossible, such as those working in manufacturing or industrial settings, employers are faced with the task of balancing productivity with safety.
Nov 05, 2020 - Advanced Analytics company Empiricai is today urging industry to invest in longer-term, sustainable, and cost-effective safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. As the risk of Covid-19 in the workplace persists, company leaders and safety managers need to think beyond the temporary measures and manual monitoring they put in place for keeping employees safe and workplaces open.
Nov 05, 2020 - As Covid-19 infections surge again, Empiricai CEO Salman Chaudhary has urged manufacturing companies to think long-term regarding workplace safety measures
Oct 28, 2020 - Advanced Analytics company Empiricai, is calling on industry to take action in order to prevent further workplace closures and boost the economy. In these uncertain times, an increase in positive cases in the workplace can have a devastating impact on an organisation’s productivity, output and revenue, so granular risk analysis is needed.
Oct 20, 2020 - In an industrial or branch setting, one infection could lead to the closure of a whole shift or even a potential Government fine. In the worst-case scenario, a sharp increase in cases would shut down the entire workplace. Pilgrim Foods, part of JBS S.A., the largest meat processor in the world, has already been forced to close as workplace infections spiked, impacting the company’s output.