In today’s fast-paced work environments, it is crucial to prioritize workers’ safety. The data from the National Safety Council underscore the urgent need for preventive measures. There are 65 million nonfatal preventable injuries and 224,935 preventable injury-related deaths reported in the US in 2021 alone. Amidst these challenges, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Observed annually on April 28th, this day emerges as a global rallying point for workplaces that prioritize workers’ safety. Originally established as the International Commemoration Day of Dead and Injured Workers, this initiative now unites governments, employers, unions, and advocacy groups worldwide in promoting workplace safety.

The primary objective of this day is to observe practical methods to implement the fundamental human right to a safe and healthy work environment worldwide. Employers must prioritize workers’ safety and ensure a safe and healthy work environment. As employees, we must understand our rights and actively participate in executing preventive measures to safeguard ourselves and others.

At VIA, we’re committed to driving workplace safety through innovation. Our advanced Mobile360 Automotive Solutions leverage AI technology to mitigate risks associated with forklift trucks and heavy equipment operations. Let’s explore how our solutions are reshaping workplace safety:

Mobile360 Forklift Safety System (FSS)

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Operating forklifts in confined warehouse environments presents significant challenges, with accidents leading to costly downtime. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), forklifts accounted for 73 work-related deaths in 2022 and 24,960 Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) cases in 2021-2022.

The VIA Mobile360 Forklift Safety System (FSS) is designed with precision to enhance safety by detecting pedestrians and preventing collisions. By incorporating AI cameras, it offers timely visual and audio alerts upon detecting pedestrians near the vehicle. Our technology improves situational awareness for operators and ensures the accuracy of people detection to provide precise alerts. This meticulous engineering aims to minimize the risk of operator desensitization to alerts, further safeguarding workplace environments.

The VIA WorkX Connect app and cloud further enhance safety and efficiency by providing real-time alerts, vehicle usage and driver data. This app and cloud feature also facilitates inspection reports compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.

Mobile360 Heavy Equipment Safety System (HESS)

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Operating heavy machinery in rugged environments such as mines and quarries entails inherent risks, particularly due to blind spots and narrow working spaces.

The VIA Mobile360 HESS, powered by AI, is an active safety system that detects and alerts fleet operators to impending hazards. Sensor Fusion and advanced AI technology ensure precise alerts even in low visibility conditions. With a unified 360° surround view and bird’s eye view interface, operators can easily monitor alerts and have a comprehensive view of their surroundings. Built to withstand harsh conditions, the IP67-rated system and IP69K-rated accessories ensure reliability in the toughest operating environments.

By integrating our safety solutions into your workflow, you not only prioritize the well-being of your workforce but also enhance operational efficiency and productivity. Let’s collaborate to revolutionize workplace safety and commemorate the spirit of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

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