This study traced a deployed real IT system to enhance occupational safety for a polluted confined space. By incorporating wireless technology, it automatically monitors the status of workers on the site and upon detected anomalous events, managers are notified effectively. The system, with a redefined standard operations process, is running well at one of Formosa Petrochemical Corporation’s refineries. Evidence shows that after deployment, the system does enhance the safety level by real-time monitoring the workers and by managing well and controlling the anomalies. Therefore, such technical architecture can be applied to similar scenarios for safety enhancement purposes.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Safety Research
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Hwang, J. J., Wu, C. H., Zhuang, Z. Y., & Hsu, Y. C. (2015). Safety management for polluted confined space with IT system: A running case. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 21(2), 233-239. https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2015.1029291