Improving the Workers’ Safety by Investing inVarious Technological Advancements in the Workplace
According to the American bureau dealing with labor matters in the country, many threatening occupational injuries occurred in the year 2015 as compared to the last seven years. 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. 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.
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. 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.
Modern communications have greatly improved in many organizations and have greatly contributed to keeping track of workers and locating the workers during the crisis. Digital means of communications can help improve working safety in the following situations. For instance, Global Positioning System (GPS) helps many organizations to track their employees in case they are caught up in dangerous situations or kidnapped. 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.
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 Workers and managers can avoid any accident that might result from outdated machines in a company due to the warning given to them when the technological advancements are high in the company.
A better technology should be invested on by any organization for the betterment of its employees’ health and its safety at large. For any organization to run well the workers’ health should not be optional but a right.