Navigating the Advantages & Disadvantages of AI in Safety — Ron Gantt || Client Side Chats

Oct 11, 2023 | Client Side Chats

This week on Client Side Chats we discuss Safety and AI with Ron Gantt. Ron, a frequent friend of the show, discusses how the shift to AI is going to create new ways for people to hurt themselves and challenges for safety professionals. Ron brings up other technological shifts that have resulted in safety professionals having to think through risk and prevention. Consideration of cognitive challenges as humans adapt to the new technology and how AI is engineered to work with humans are also raised in our discussion. Ron is HSE Director – Americas at Yondr Group. PhD Candidate in Cognitive Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University.

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  • Site safety support when you need us
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Mock Inspections and Appeal Preparation & Representation

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    • ResponsibleAg is an industry-led initiative committed to helping agribusinesses properly store and handle farm input supplies. The program helps members ensure they are compliant with environmental, health, safety, and security regulations to keep employees, customers, and our communities safe.
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