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. Safety is a right for every employee in any given organization and should not be optional to workers to ensure that various hazards in the workplace are reduced.
Technology has a bigger role to play in ensuring the improvement of the workers working conditions in all the sectors of production in any organization despite there being Occupational Safety and Health Administration organization which ensures better working environment. Many technological advancements have taken place in many working environments and have had great positive implications in the improvement of the workers’ safety.
Modern communications have greatly improved in many organizations and have greatly contributed to keeping track of workers and locating the workers during the crisis. The following are some of the situations where modern means of communication can help improve occupational safety in any organization. For instance, Global Positioning System (GPS) helps many organizations to track their employees in case they are caught up in dangerous situations or kidnapped. 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 high risks environment, the work done by the humans can be replaced by the robots.
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. In case any machine becomes outdated and stops functioning it might cause accidents and risks to workers and hence technology prevents this by warning the workers before an accident occurs.
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 move on smoothly and offer quality products, the health of the workers should be greatly considered and valued.
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