Safety management for polluted confined space with IT system: A running case

Jing Jang Hwang, Chien Hsing Wu, Zheng Yun Zhuang, Yi Chang Hsu

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This study traced a deployed real IT system to enhance occupational safety for a polluted confined space. By incorporating wireless technology, it automatically monitors the status of workers on the site and upon detected anomalous events, managers are notified effectively. The system, with a redefined standard operations process, is running well at one of Formosa Petrochemical Corporation’s refineries. Evidence shows that after deployment, the system does enhance the safety level by real-time monitoring the workers and by managing well and controlling the anomalies. Therefore, such technical architecture can be applied to similar scenarios for safety enhancement purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-239
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Confined space
  • IT system
  • Occupational safety
  • Polluted
  • Wireless technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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