CBT and Guardhat Partner on Industrial Safety

  • August 11, 2021
  • William Payne

California based CBT, a domain expert integrator, and Michigan based Guardhat, an IoT safety specialist, are collaborating to develop new connected safety technologies for industrial workforces, including frontline and emergency workers.

CBT works in the area of operational and information technology (OT & IT) convergence, IoT, data capture and analytics. The company has twenty years’ experience working in enterprise IT with Fortune 50 companies.

Guardhat has developed ruggedised wearable devices and a human-centric IIoT platform and software to increase worker safety in the industrial workplace. Their technologies are designed to help operators understand and act on the hazards and challenges workers face in real-time and enable frontline workforces to collaborate amongst each other and with remote teams from anywhere.

Both companies worked together on the Refinery of the Future project at Texmark Chemicals, a Texas petro-chemical processing and manufacturing company that provides custom contract manufacturing of specialty and high volume chemicals.

“Guardhat and CBT are a perfect match,” said CBT Founder, CEO, and CTO, Kelly Ireland. “At CBT we take pride in our mission to deliver technology with a human touch, which syncs flawlessly with Guardhat’s goal to keep the brave people that make, power, and move the world around us safe and productive in every shift, every day.”

CBT President and COO, Rob Schaeffer added, “With our experience in integration engineering and their worker safety and productivity technologies, the impact is changing the way companies execute on employee safety. This partnership ensures that the work environment foundation, employee protection, and technology leverage come together for the benefit of all. Customer executives are re-thinking employee productivity, employee safety, and cost management.”