National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) latest version of the Enhanced Video Analysis of Dust Exposures (EVADE) software available for free offers more ways to reveal hazards on the job.
The Enhanced Video Analysis of Dust Exposure (EVADE 2.0) can pull together video footage and exposure data on dust, diesel and gases, as well as sound into one display for a more comprehensive view of the hazards miners face. The software synchronizes all the incoming data files to show changing exposure levels alongside the video.
The latest version of “The Enhanced Video Analysis of Dust Exposures” (EVADE) represents a major step forward for the software. The original version was designed to overlay data from respirable dust samplers with video from a single, helmet-mounted camera, aptly called Helmet-CAM. While EVADE 2.0 can still use a Helmet-CAM setup, it now also processes data from almost any type of hazard sampler, including a noise dosimeter. It can also synchronize and display video from any mix of video cameras, both worn and set up at fixed locations.
This broadening of the software to include a variety of video streams and data makes the latest EVADE version a far more powerful tool to target hazardous exposures. While developed for the mine environment, EVADE can also be used to assess hazards in other industries such as construction and oil and gas.
Find out more about EVADE, as well as how to download the software for free.