As a business owner, you should always be on the lookout for ways to keep your employees safer on the job.
The last thing that you want to do is lose a good worker temporarily or permanently because of an injury that could have been prevented.
Not only will you and your workers feel better about the job if your workplace is a safe one, increasing workplace safety can also help you save your company money in the long run.
Take a look at some reasons why you will save, as well an exciting new innovation that can help you ensure a safe workplace for all of your employees….
How You’ll Save
It’s easy to think of new workplace safety innovations as just another expense – something else that you have to buy.
However, that line of thinking is shortsighted. Workers’ compensation expenses can mount up quickly, so a couple of injured workers can cost you far more than it would have cost to put in the features that could have prevented the injuries in the first place.
But it’s not just workers’ compensation expenses that can affect you.
Injured workers result in reduced productivity, and if you have to recruit and train new workers to replace injured ones, that can get expensive as well.
What’s more, a workplace with a history of worker injuries can be tough to recruit for, and eventually you may even lose clients over it as well.
In light of all you stand to lose, workplace safety expenses look much more affordable.
If you’re looking for new and innovative ways to keep your workers safe, you may want to start by looking at the Internet of Things – and specifically, “How IoT Connected Safety Sensors Help Save Workers’ Lives.” These safety sensors are wearable devices that can send signals to the person monitoring the system if a worker is in trouble.
The safety sensors are an important breakthrough for workers who may face a dangerous situation while they’re alone.
Unlike walkie-talkies or radios, the sensors don’t require the worker to be able to speak to summon help. In fact, the worker doesn’t have to be able to do anything at all – the connected safety sensors can send distress signals even if a worker is unconscious.
That’s because the sensors monitor things like posture, breathing, motion, and heart rate.
They can even monitor the area for toxic gasses. They can also interpret certain hand gestures that your worker might make that would signal trouble. That makes these safety sensors a valuable tool in the effort to keep workers safe on the job, even in hazardous conditions.
With a connected system that can be monitored constantly, you never have to worry that a worker in trouble will go unnoticed. Someone will always be able to respond immediately when there is a problem.
Although the Internet of Things connected safety sensors aren’t in mass production yet, you can surely look forward to improved ways to monitor employee safety in real time becoming available soon.
In the meantime, it’s important to keep your eyes open for practical ways to ensure that your employees are as safe as they can be while the do their jobs for you.
About the Author: Cheryl Baer is a freelance writer who writes about business and technology.