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. However, forty years ago had been worse than this because according to the statistics, fourteen thousand people died every year mainly because there was a lot of ignorance in the workplace in favor of profits by both the employers and the employees. 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 have been a lot of technological up comings in many workplaces that have greatly improved the working conditions of many workers in many organizations.
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. 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.
Many lives of the workers have been saved by the introduction of the robotic advancements and the internet in various workplaces. 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.
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.