ProcessMAP and IBM Announce Joint Initiative to Drive Workplace Insights Through Innovative IoT Solutions and Advanced Data Analytics

IBM Watson IoT and ProcessMAP EHS platform Enable Real-time Tracking
of Data from IoT-enabled Sensors and Wearables, and Deliver Actionable
Analytics

SUNRISE, Fla. & ARMONK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ProcessMAP, the industry leader in cloud-based data intelligence
platform for Environmental Health and Safety and Quality (EHSQ) and IBM (NYSE:
IBM
) announced a joint initiative to develop
cutting-edge, innovative, IoT enabled solutions that monitor workers in
hazardous environments, including those working on construction sites,
manufacturing floors, and outdoor rugged environments by using IoT
technologies leveraging sensors and wearables. Real-time actionable
analytics based on biometric and environmental data collected from smart
devices will help organizations quickly respond to safety hazards and
changing environmental conditions to proactively prevent accidents from
occurring.

The initiative was announced during ProcessMAP
Konnect 2019
, the annual EHS and Risk Management leadership
conference that brings together EHS leaders from within ProcessMAP’s
customer community, industry visionaries and thought-leaders, and key
strategic partners. ProcessMAP is the first EHS platform to be
integrated into the IBM Watson family of IoT-enabled devices to leverage ACT
(Accurate, Complete, and Timely) data on what workers are doing in the
context of the dynamic environment around them. The joint solution
offers distinct value for employees as well as employers:

  • For employees, this new offering monitors potential workplace threats,
    including excessive environmental, weather or height conditions along
    with proximity to heavy moving or dropping equipment on job sites.
    Biometric stresses such as fatigue or heat stress can also be
    identified to avoid injuries before they occur. Colleagues or
    emergency services can be immediately notified if a lone worker is in
    peril.
  • For employers, the solution is designed to help them identify and
    respond to potential hazards in an effort to keep their workforce safe
    and productive. Employers will also be able to show a reduction in
    turnover, worker compensation costs, legal expenses and brand erosion.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly
3 million
nonfatal occupational injuries were recorded in 2017.
Nonfatal workplace injuries account for close to $60
billion
in workers’ compensation costs in the U.S. Although
workplace environments are often regulated in accordance with various
safety controls and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), the joint
solution from ProcessMAP and IBM is designed to leverage the combined
power of IoT and advanced data analytics to help companies to identify
and respond to safety hazards and proactively respond to changing
environmental conditions.

“Worker safety is a key priority for conscientious organizations and our
initiative with ProcessMAP underscores IBM’s commitment to utilizing the
power of IoT and advanced analytics to identify and mitigate hazards in
the workplace,” stated Jodie Fisher, Business Unit Executive for IBM
Watson IoT. “We are thrilled to partner with ProcessMAP and leverage
their deep understanding of customer needs to deliver innovative
solutions to help improve workplace efficiencies,” she added.

“ProcessMAP and IBM have a successful history of more than 5 years of
collaboration in bringing next-generation analytics to the EHS
community. We are excited to take our partnership to the next level and
offer cutting-edge solutions that integrate the capabilities of IoT with
worker health and safety,” said Dave Rath, CEO of ProcessMAP
Corporation. “As an EHS partner to IBM, we are truly excited of the
far-reaching impact that the combined power of our platforms can
potentially have on enabling organizations to promote a healthy and safe
workplace environment,” added Rath.

About ProcessMAP Corporation

ProcessMAP Corporation is the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise
software solutions that empower organizations to manage risk related to
Employee Health & Safety and Enterprise Compliance. The company is
headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, with locations across the globe,
serving customers in over 135 countries. For more information, visit ProcessMAP.com.

About IBM

IBM solutions are designed to enable clients to improve the operational
efficiency of their physical assets and reduce costs through the power
of IoT data and artificial intelligence. By collecting and curating data
from billions of connected devices, sensors, and systems worldwide, we
empower enterprises to derive new insights from their equipment,
vehicles and facilities. IBM’s industry expertise, leading security, and
solutions built for a hybrid cloud environment firmly establish us as a
leader in IoT. For more information on IBM Watson IoT, please visit www.ibm.com/iot.

Contacts

Media Contact
Sandeep Rath
Director – Global Product
Marketing
srath@processmap.com

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