How Minimizing Occupational Accidents in the Work Place is Possible through Investing in Various Technological Advancements
Many fatal workplace accidents resulted in America in the year 2015 as compared to the previous years since 2008; this is according to the American bureau dealing with all matters concerning labor and employment. According to statistics, the previous forty years ago had been bad due to many deaths of people in the workplace resulting from the ignorance in their workplace in the interest of money. Currently, every employer has the mandate to ensure that safety is guaranteed to every worker in an organization so as to avoid unnecessary accidents to the workers’ health.
There are a lot of roles played by the technology in improving the workers’ safety in different working environments in all sectors of production to increase the productivity in any organization. There have been a lot of technological up comings in many workplaces that have greatly improved the working conditions of many workers in many organizations.
There has also been a great improvement in the modern communications which has made it easier to keep track of workers and also helping in knowing where the workers are in the times of accidents and crisis. The following are some of the situations where modern means of communication can help improve occupational safety in any organization. Some advancements like GPS contributes a lot in the time of crisis where they help in tracking the workers when kidnapped or even when involved in any accident. Also when a shooter gets in a workplace, law enforcement officials can locate the workers in their hiding places and help them save their lives. Great technology also allows workers to send and link short messages and emails hence helping them to stay safe by escaping the crisis.
The advancements of robots and the internet in the workplace has saved many workers’ lives in the workplace. In environments where there are high risks of accidents occurring, the workforce can always be taken out and replaced by robotic power.
The safety rules and warnings in an organization tend to be ignored by many workers due to that feeling of satisfaction which at the end results to great losses due to numerous accidents, deaths, injuries and damages that occurs.
Technological advancements plays a great role in the workplace by minimizing various risks, accidents and deaths. Workers and managers can avoid any accident that might result from outdated machines in a company due to the warning given to them when the technological advancements are high in the company.
Any organization should focus on investing in better technology for its future benefits in terms of its workplace safety and the health of its workers. For any organization to run well the workers’ health should not be optional but a right.
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