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“See Something, Say Something:” Limit Safety Incidents with a Tap

 

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Workplace safety: it’s an issue that occurs, with varying degrees of hazards depending on your industry. Anyone who has ever worked in an office building knows the standard protocols; fire drills, where the exits are, and how to file incident reports are all part of the orientation process, and you usually put these in the back of your mind. So while a refresher course could do you some good,  why not learn about some of the statistics in workplace safety, and new “incident preventative” technologies that make safety issues few and far between.

 

Let’s look at some basic stats from The Bureau of Labor Statistics last report (2013):

 

  • “Slightly more than 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers in 2013, resulting in an incidence rate of 3.3 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers”
  • “The total recordable cases (TRC) incidence rate of injury and illness reported by private industry employers declined in 2013 from a year earlier, as did the rate for cases of a more serious nature involving days away from work, job transfer, or restriction”
  • “Nearly 2.9 million (94.9 percent) of the more than 3.0 million nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2013 were injuries”

 

 

So what we saw two years ago is a big issue. Not only were almost all recordable cases injuries, but the number those cases actually reported was three million. While the report did find that there was a decrease in reported incidents, it does show a lot of workers suffering injuries that caused a work-absence of some sort.

 

Now here is the golden question: “What ways can I, as a CFO, Facility Manager, or corporate leader decrease the number of safety incidents? Well besides implementing the regular safety issues, and checking your environment pre-emptive to safety accidents, try using tech!

 

The ability to use a mobile system can circumvent issues in a variety of ways. A smartphone has several stock apps that allow documentation, you can integrate “smart” devices to do the same functions, and they encourage collaboration.

 

CrowdComfort offers a way to combine all of these assets. A “scan or shoot” option to report incidents, employee and manager shared software that allows anyone at anytime to address concerns, and of course the ability to do it from your desk or your phone.

 

What investments are you making into the latest solutions for facility, and safety management?

 

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