Voices: Technology Toolbox

Technology Toolbox highlights new products and technologies designed to improve asset reliability, maintenance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency. Plant Services Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy focuses on a different functional area each month.

 

Smart safety: Helping plants comply with safety regulations and standards

Sheila Kennedy says integrated safety technologies are helping plants avoid their biggest hazards.

By Sheila Kennedy
Jul 20, 2015

Traditional safety concerns coupled with newer cyber threats are increasing the challenge of ensuring safe and secure industrial operations. Risks to people, property, the environment, and business continuity are at stake. Smarter technologies and safety instrumented systems (SIS) are helping companies comply with safety regulations and standards from entities such as OSHA, the EPA, the IEC, and the ISA.

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