How Technological Advancements Is Reducing Various Risks In the Workplace
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. Every manager in any organization must ensure that every employer is fully guaranteed to safety in his or her workplace to minimize various injuries.
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 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.
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. 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. 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.
Sometimes workers feel contented and hence tend to ignore the safety roles and warnings put, and this finally results in a mass of accidents and damages in the organization which might also result in deaths of the workers leading to reduction in labor supply which affects the operations of any organization.
Great and important roles are played by the technological improvements in reduction of various risks in any organization. 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.
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 run well the workers’ health should not be optional but a right.