Canadian Occupational Safety

January/February 2021

Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine is the premier workplace health and safety publication in Canada. We cover a wide range of topics ranging from office to heavy industry, and from general safety management to specific workplace hazards.

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Page 8 of 47 9 NEW AVETTA TOOL HELPS BUILD HEALTHIER SUPPLY CHAIN New adjustable laptop riser from Kensington KENSINGTON has introduced a range of new ergonomic products as part of its SmartFit range. These products allow users to optimize their workstation accessory settings. In a time when more and more Canadians are working from home, having key equipment at home is important for worker health. The company's SmartFit system is a three-step system that incorporates colour-coded settings that make finding the right adjustment more simple. The products can also be adjusted to provide a range of users with an ergonomic computing environment. Part of the range, the SmartFit Easy Riser Go stands combine ergonomic benefits such as raising or lowering screen heights with technological benefits of increased air circulation for laptops or tablets. The riser is available in two sizes: The larger riser supports up to 17-inch standard and gaming laptops, while the more compact riser supports up to 14-inch laptops or tablets. Anti-slip foot pads prevent the stand from sliding forward, padded inserts provide a secure fit and the slim, foldable design is made for travel. Another product in the SmartFit range, the Clamp-On Keyboard Drawer helps users create a more comfortable typing position for wrists and forearms, save space and keep work areas clutter-free. It installs in minutes without tools, won't damage the surface and has three height adjustments.s without tools, won't damage the surface, and has three height adjustments. SUPPLY chain risk management provider Avetta has launched a new tool called Avetta Financial Risk, which will help organizations monitor the financial health of their supply chain. The tool also provides detailed financial metrics and ratings for a more accurate supplier evaluation. So why do companies need this tool? Organizations can use the scores provided to build compliance standards and better manage potential risks. The tool is integrated with Experian, a global information services company. Avetta Financial Risk uses Experian-generated metrics, Intelliscore PlusSM and Financial Stability Risk ScoreSM. Together, these metrics can provide a thorough insight into an organization's overall financial health so as to evaluate business risk more effectively for using specific suppliers on certain projects. "In order to build a more resilient supply chain, our customers can now determine contractor and supplier reliability. Assessing financial stability — locally or globally — is critical in evaluating project risk. With Avetta Financial Risk, companies can better ensure continual operations by intelligently managing the safety, sustainability and financial health of their supply chain network," says Taylor Allis, chief product officer at Avetta. "Experian is committed to continuing to help businesses manage risk and navigate their financial health amid the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic," says Hiq Lee, president of Experian's business information services. "Through our innovative tools and advanced analytics delivered through the Avetta Connect Platform, businesses can better evaluate risk and make better decisions for their supply chains in real time." The Avetta Connect platform helps companies to build resilience and continuity in their supply chains. Organizations can use the platform to increase visibility within their network to help optimize safety, manage risks and improve sustainability. Furthermore, the platform is customizable to allow companies to track specific compliance requirements, financial stability, safety ratings and records. AppDynamics partners with Nouveal e-santé AppDynamics has announced its partnership with digital health developer Nouveal e-santé to improve the performance of its latest solution, Covidom. Covidom is an app that allows remote monitoring of patients with COVID-19, created specifically to simplify remote medical monitoring, improve service logistics for individuals in quarantine and enable contract tracing for people who have come in contact with or been recently diagnosed with COVID-19. Nouveal e-santé implemented AppDynamics Application Performance Monitoring (APM) to monitor the performance of the application as the company developed new features and capabilities. Nouveal selected the APM solution to ensure application performance issues were identified and resolved quickly. Blackline Safety expands G7 range G7 Insight is a fully integrated gas detection program. It needs only a few minutes of connectivity each shift and automatically communicates all gas detection and compliance data recorded throughout a shift to the Blackline Safety Network. G7 devices stream situational data to the Blackline Live safety platform. The safety status of every team member is visible and should something happen, the platform can identify where to send help and how to prepare first responders for the scene. Users can choose to be notified by call, text or email in the event of an incident or allow the Blackline Safety Operations Center to manage every alert. There are various G7 devices to suit different needs, including the G7c/G7x Standard, Single-Gas, Multi-Gas Diffusion and Multi-Gas Pump. intelligent managing Customizable detailed metrics

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