Safety is expected to be a hot topic this year in many industries. 2019 was a wakeup call for many companies and I expect this to be a call-to-action year. Fines are getting bigger, Technology is advancing, and job descriptions are changing. The way our forefathers worked is no longer suitable for this era.
“Specialized” Jobs Are Going To Be Wearing More “Hats”
To succeed today, you must be able to take on multiple responsibilities that may be outside your chosen specialization. However, with better access to information and training, you will be able to continuously learn and adapt to the ever changing demands in the workforce. To stand out in this sea of workers you will need to place a strong emphasis on safety in your applications and day to day actions. This “safety first” mindset is a critical change in a world where “production first” companies have thrived for centuries. This shift is expected to continue to gain traction in the years ahead.
Health And Well Being On The Rise
Companies today must be more “proactive” towards the well being and health of their staff. This is contrary to the “reactive” nature we have seen in the past. Companies are learning that preventing injuries and incidents is far less costly (socially and financially) than dealing with injuries after they are reported. Because of this, many companies have started to implement full programs for health and well being which includes the “social, emotional, financial and environmental dimensions of health”. Shifting our focus allows us to increase productivity as well due to the simple fact... Happy Employees Work Harder!
Technology Advancements And Increased Adoption
With so many advancements in technology happening around us every day, we are seeing more and more companies adopt technology as a means to analyze data, manage information, and enforce company policies. This increase in adoption is great news for everyone because the better tools we have, the better job we can do at preventing incidents in the workplace. At National Safety Solutions, we are actively developing systems, programs, and devices to prevent incidents and improve response times when incidents do occur. We are proud of our commitment to enhancing safety cultures across North America and will continue to work diligently in solving the complex safety challenges in all industries.