As we quickly approach the colder months in many geographies around the world, many of RPM’s operating companies have been implementing additional health and safety measures in an effort to help minimize the spread of Covid-19.
RPM and all of its subsidiaries have invested in thermal cameras, a new technology that captures the radiated infrared energy from an individual to detect elevated body temperature. Each building across all company locations will be equipped with a thermal camera, which will replace the current manual process for conducting daily temperature readings.
In addition, Dryvit’s West Warwick, RI, facility began piloting a new risk management technology for industrial workers known as FUSE X-Pack in early October. Developed by StrongArm Technologies, FUSE X-Pack leverages machine learning to provide real-time, ergonomic risk monitoring by collecting movement data and generating a safety score—resulting in a quantitative safety assessment for each job function. Another important feature of the device is proximity monitoring, which improves awareness of proper social distancing in the workplace. All associates at the West Warwick facility will be fitted with a sensor and harness during each shift.
In order to help protect the health of its associates and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed, Dryvit also sponsored an on-site flu shot clinic at its North Kingstown facility on September 22. Many of the company’s associates registered online to take advantage of this free employee benefit.