WIT Press


SMART SAFETY SYSTEMS: ARE THEY READY TO CONTROL THE HAZARD OF MAJOR ACCIDENTS?

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE170161

Volume

174

Pages

12

Page Range

169 - 180

Published

2018

Size

264 kb

Author(s)

SILVIA M. ANSALDI, PATRIZIA AGNELLO, PAOLO A. BRAGATTO

Abstract

In recent years, technological research have developed many innovative systems, aiming at exploiting the potential of “smart” technologies for the industrial and occupational safety. Many innovative smart systems are now coming to the market, promising major improvements at a very low cost. Decision makers are puzzled by the numbers and diversity of proposals. The choice is more difficult for the establishments featuring the hazard of major accidents, where the operators have to satisfy the requirements of the Seveso Directive. They have to evaluate if the proposed systems are ready to be used, if they are relevant for the control of major hazards, and if they are effective. The goal of the paper is to provide the decision makers with a tool to select systems suitable to be effectively appliedinto the industrial plants.

Keywords

smart safety systems, Industry 4.0; major accident hazard