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. 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.
There are a lot of roles played by the technology in improving the workers’ safety in different working environments in all sectors of production to increase the productivity in any organization. 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. 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. It becomes much easier for the law enforcement officials to know the location of workers and help them when a shooting erupts in an organization. Many employees can escape danger by sending and linking emails to each other during crisis.
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 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.
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 In case any machine becomes outdated and stops functioning it might cause accidents and risks to workers and hence technology prevents this by warning the workers before an accident occurs.
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 move on smoothly and offer quality products, the health of the workers should be greatly considered and valued.