SENSOR-DRIVEN SOCIAL DISTANCING
Relying on technology to enforce safe practices and inform reactive measures
From the shop floor to the break room, assembling large in-person workforces demands adjusting processes and infrastructure in order to facilitate social distancing compliance. According to the CDC, outdoor settings can allow for lower risk of COVID-19 spread than indoor environments, but risk still remains. No matter the setting, the high stakes of the pandemic dictate that employers cannot rely on verbal directives and selfchecks alone for adequate enforcement of physical distance protocols.
Wearable tags that have proximity sensors can offer operations a reliable tool to effectively monitor and enforce social distancing. They notify employees when they get too close, subtly vibrating to alert personnel of the need to keep distance, without interrupting the task at hand.
Personally identifiable information (PII) is a key concern when analyzing use of a tracking system to determine compliance under privacy laws. A tag system can assist in compliance with data privacy laws by using only a number associated with each tag, and no accompanying PII available in the system