5 TECHNOLOGIES THAT HELP IMPROVE OCCUPATIONAL RISK PREVENTION
New technologies play a fundamental role in improving the management of Occupational Risk Prevention
Technology and society are advancing at the same time. Today, we find a continuous and simultaneous evolution of technology and people and, therefore, everything around us. This is a reality and human beings have the possibility or obligation to use new technologies to improve our lives, with job security being one of the aspects where technology must have a positive impact.
Along with this evolution, new forms and methods of work arise, which brings with it the appearance of new risks associated with the job. But not only new risks appear but also technologies that help improve Occupational Risk Prevention arise. This represents an important advance in the improvement of occupational safety since both the use of new technologies in the management of Occupational Risk Prevention and the PRL Act of 1995 has significantly reduced workplace accidents.
Therefore, organizations use ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) to improve worker safety. Whether to supply information or to train workers in Occupational Risk Prevention, companies use technology in order to facilitate and improve the process.
What technologies help to improve Occupational Risk Prevention?
From the most cutting-edge technologies to the simplest, they can all help improve Occupational Risk Prevention by performing different functions. It highlights the use of various technological tools such as software, Apps, specialized PRL portals, games, or training platforms, among others. These tools are integrated into the Occupational Risk Prevention system, facilitating communication, training, or access to information processes.
However, we mainly want to highlight 5 technologies that help manage Occupational Risk Prevention:
The use of devices such as Tablets or Smartphones allows organizations to efficiently manage data and processes related to Occupational Risk Prevention. Some of the functionalities that this type of technology has improved are:
Supervise risks effectively and quickly.
Send observations easily and instantly.
Take photos or videos with the device itself.
Send reports immediately.
Receive or send alerts.
The drones represent one of the newest tools of the current scenario. They facilitate works such as the supervision of dangerous areas, the transport of materials to areas of difficult access, or surveillance/control of compliance with PRL measures, among other functions.
On the other hand, the remote control allows to carry out functions similar to drones. This technology frees the working person from performing certain tasks that may carry risks.
Aimed at workers, some organizations use platforms to train people employed in occupational safety and health. They can share content, access interactive games, access suggestion boxes that allow direct interaction between employees and managers, etc. This is a key element of motivation for the worker, who will feel valued and will promote a good corporate culture.
In occupational safety, simulating is synonymous with risk-free training. Therefore simulators are a good tool to reproduce real work situations. They are used for training with industrial machinery or equipment (cranes, hoists, vehicles, etc.), improving skills and reducing human error and, therefore, the risks of occupational accidents.
Data analysis improves the PRL. Through data storage and analysis, we use Big Data as a method of predicting workplace accidents, conducting an exhaustive study of possible risks. In addition, it allows us to examine the current state of organizations regarding occupational health and safety.
Given this current dynamic and constantly changing landscape, at CSP Grupo we try to renew ourselves and adapt to the needs of organizations. We know that new technologies play a very important role in Occupational Risk Prevention, so our policy is based on investing in technology with the aim of providing the best service. If you want, you can contact us and learn more about Occupational Risk Prevention.