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. In the previous years, forty years ago, a minimum of fourteen thousand people succumbed annually due to lack of knowledge in the workplace in favor of profits by both the managers and the workers. Every manager in any organization must ensure that every employer is fully guaranteed to safety in his or her workplace to minimize various injuries.
Although Occupational Safety and Health Administration is there to assist workers in ensuring quality safety working environment in their workplace, technology also has a bigger role to play in the fight to improve working conditions in all sectors of production which are mainly manufacturing, processing, assembling and in the extraction of minerals. There are various technological advancements that have occurred in the workplace that seem to have a great positive impact in the improvement of various workplaces safety.
During times of accidents and injuries it has been easier to know various locations of workers and also to track them due to improvement in the communication sector. Digital means of communications can help improve working safety in the following situations. Tracking and locating of workers has become much easier when involved in any injuries or even when kidnapped mostly when the workers are working in a war zone area. In case there is shooting in any organization, GPS helps the law enforcement officials to locate the workers and hence saving them. Many employees can escape danger by sending and linking emails to each other during 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.
Workers feeling of satisfaction when unaware in the workplace makes them forget to monitor various machines or ignore safety warnings hence resulting to a huge number of deaths, injuries, and accidents and this greatly affects the operations of the organization through labor reduction.
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 In case any machine becomes outdated and stops functioning it might cause accidents and risks to workers and hence technology prevents this by warning the workers before an accident occurs.
Every organization should ensure that there is better technology for the smooth running of its operations and the safety 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.