How Technological Advancements Is Reducing Various Risks In the Workplace
The number of various dangerous occupational injuries that occurred in 2015 in America has increased since 2008 as per the report released by the American bureau dealing with all issues surrounding labor matters in the state. 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.
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 have been a lot of technological up comings in many workplaces that have greatly improved the working conditions of many workers in many organizations.
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. The following are some of the situations where modern means of communication can help improve occupational safety in any organization. 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. Workers can send short messages and emails to each other during a crisis which helps them to alert others hence remaining safe and escaping danger.
Many lives of the workers have been saved by the introduction of the robotic advancements and the internet in various workplaces. 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. Technology warns both managers and workers when various working machines are reaching the end of their lifespan and when they are not functioning so that they are replaced and improved 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 run well the workers’ health should not be optional but a right.