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. 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. 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.
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. Here are some of the situations where modern communication can help reduce various accidents in any working environment. 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. 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. 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.
Another technological advancement which helps in the improvement of workers’ safety is the availability of robots and the internet which have greatly contributed to saving many lives in the workplace. In an environment where the chances of accidents, injuries, and damages occurring is high, much of the work done by the human beings 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.
Great and important roles are played by the technological improvements in reduction of various risks in any organization. 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. The health of every employer in any organization should be highly valued to ensure that there is a good output in any organization.