Stop Investigating Workplace Injuries – Start Preventing Them Using Predictive Analytics
In the March 28 webinar, Predictive Solutions shared key insights from its white paper titled “Predictive Analytics in Workplace Safety: Four Safety Truths that Reduce Workplace Injuries”.
Presenters reviewed how cutting edge advanced and predictive analytics – currently used in other industries and business functions such as biotechnology and mapping of the genome, banking and market research, and internet search and advertising – are being employed in the field of workplace injury prevention.
Also shared were results of research by Predictive Solutions Corporation and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Language Technologies Institute – the same CMU department that helped develop the Watson supercomputer that originally gained fame by winning on the game show Jeopardy and has since been applied to helping doctors diagnose rare and complicated diseases. The result of this research are predictive models for use in safety software systems deployed to support safety risk management programs.
The webinar reviewed how the models were built, tested, and then applied in safety software systems, and covered real-world case examples of companies who currently use these advanced and predictive analytics to improve their injury prevention programs.
Raghu Arunachalam, Ph.D., Director, Emerging Technologies, Industrial Scientific Corporation
Prior to joining Industrial Scientific, Raghu was a Research Faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Software Research. There, he spent time developing artificial intelligence algorithms for real-world applications. He has over 15 years of experience in using advanced and predictive analytics to solve business problems. Raghu’s focus at Industrial Scientific is to apply these techniques to save lives in the workplace. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Griffin Schultz, General Manager, Predictive Solutions Corporation
Griffin is responsible for all aspects of the Predictive Solutions Corporation business, a wholly owned subsidiary of Industrial Scientific Corporation. With a vision of ending death on the job, by the end of this century, Predictive Solutions is focused on its strategy of employing advanced analytics to predict workplace injuries, so that they can be prevented. In addition to his experience in safety, Griffin has extensive expertise in leveraging technology and software across business functions to drive game-changing results. Griffin earned an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and resides near the company headquarters just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He can be reached at email@example.com or 412.490.1996.
Kyle Morrison, Senior Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine, National Safety Council
Kyle covers occupational safety and workplace safety regulation for the magazine. He moderated the session.