Facts and Figures
Making the world a little better with RFID
Data provided by the United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive for 2009–2010 indicated that 152 workers were killed at their place of work and approximately 233,000 reportable injuries occurred.
The European Union’s Eurostat division indicated that 3.2% of all workers aged 15 to 64 had an accident at work in 2009, corresponding to approximately 6.9 million persons across the 27 countries of the European Union.
In 2009, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics logged 3,277,700 total cases of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the private sector, and nearly 863,000 injury and illness cases among State and local government workers.
RFID technology and applications are helping make workplaces safer. RFID can turn lights on as workers approach certain zones. RFID can be used to control access to restricted areas and to track safety equipment and monitor inspection data on that equipment. RFID can help prevent teams transporting flammable materials from approaching teams using welding equipment with open flames. And RFID-equipped helmets or coveralls can help quickly locate individuals in the event of an accident or emergency.