Safety Talks #22: Being Innovative 2021 – EHS Injury Preventative Tech

By Tamara Parris
Published: December 11, 2020 | Last updated: November 22, 2023
Key Takeaways

In this episode we discuss how to prevent workplace injuries using science and technology. wearable technology, and VR /AVR within our workplaces.


Just as wearables have changed the way we track our daily health performance, the same holds true for how companies could keep their workers safer with the use of wearables and VR technology. Join us as our guests Mark Grob Owner of VizSim Industries and Head of the Immersive Tech Center at UPS and Scott Coleman Founder of Preventure, share their expert knowledge and insights about preventing workplace injuries using science and technology. wearable technology, and VR /AVR within our workplaces.


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Our Guests

Mark Grob Head of the Immersive Tech Center at UPS, and Owner of VizSim Industries.

Mark Grob is a seasoned Veteran of the broader industry of Visual Simulation and Entertainment. He has a long history in the area of Virtual Reality;

In 1998-2001, he started his first startup company which specialized in virtual reality solutions and development for 360 degree workspace. Over the last 10+ years he has provided private consulting in VizSim Industries.

Has consulted with clients that worked for companies like General Electric, Viacom, BEA, Lockheed, Havas LTD, Bayer, Novartis, Unilever, and many more.


Mark’s specialization is Immersive Technologies focused on Telepresence, Live data streaming, and Human Interface/UX. Lecturer and Advisor to the VC community worldwide. Advisor to numerous Innovation & Venture Companies in UK, CH, and USA.

Currently the Head of the Immersive Tech Center at UPS. Developing Innovations to solve Enterprise problems for UPS and their Partners. Primary focus is on Human Factors and Data Visualization. Leading a small team of developers to explore and develop IP for UPS.


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Scott Coleman Founder of Preventure and Physiotherapist / Biomechanist

Scott has become an industry leader in workplace injury prevention through his innovative and comprehensive approach using wearable technology.

This approach evolved from the combination of over 20 years of experience working with elite athletes (as a coach, physiotherapist and biomechanist), with the skills developed working in private practice treating injured workers.

Over the past five years Scott has been partnering with large organisations and Workers’ Compensation insurance brokers and safety consultants to reduce the costs associated with workplace injury using wearable technology and data analytics.

In 2019 his company, Preventure, launched their IoT based workplace injury prevention product, and has since expanded to the USA through support from Silicon Valley investors.



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Written by Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris is the VP of Community and Business Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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