Since the development of the business world as we know it, workplace injuries have been frequent and detrimental. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, workplace injuries occurred at a rate of 2.8 cases for every 100 full-time employees. This is a slight decrease from 2016's 2.9 cases and a significant difference from 2003's incidence rate of 5 cases for every 100 employees.
Although this decrease in risk reflects the large improvements organizations have taken in the Environmental, Health and Safety landscape, this rate of 2.8 can be further mitigated. Perhaps increased adoption in today's advanced EHS tools can eliminate workplace injuries altogether.
In the past, an accident-free workplace seemed impossible. With several workers completing their duties alongside technical equipment, it seems inevitable that a workplace accident will occur at some point. However, proper risk management tools may allow employers to identify potential risks before an incident occurs. Once they've spotted a hazard, managers and employees can make adjustments in the workplace to eliminate a disaster from ensuing.
Here are some of the major ways an innovative EHS platform, such as ProcessMAP's mobile tools, can improve risk management to prevent incidents on the worksite:
One of the major ways these technologies have mitigated risks in the workplace is their ability to report potential hazards immediately. When an employee or manager sees something unsafe or non-compliant, they can convey this danger to the rest of their staff in the attempts to find a solution before anyone gets hurt. After they have initially reported a potential risk, everyone in the organization, from workers and managers to business leaders and stakeholders, can track any changes the company made to mitigate this issue in real time.
Risk Management Trend Analysis
Before the business can be immune to workplace incidents, it will likely have to observe the incidents that have happened in the past. When companies adopt an EHS tool, they can report workplace accidents when they occur, providing any insight of why they happened. In the development of a risk-free workplace, business leaders will need to consider any trends associated with past accidents. They can then use this insight to develop safety frameworks across the organization and help prevent similar issues from occurring in the future.
The Benefits of a Risk-free Workplace
When businesses have taken strides to decrease — or eliminate — the prevalence of workplace incidents, they can reap the benefits of their EHS Software integration. Also, businesses that develop innovative risk management tools can potentially boost employee morale by a significant margin. When workers feel that their business is invested in their safety and productivity, they will feel more empowered to come to work. In addition, businesses can save money when they reduce the appearance of workplace incidents, as they will be less prone to lawsuits and other costly repercussions associated with noncompliance.
ProcessMAP provides EHS tools that can innovate companies' safety cultures and reduce their incident rates exponentially. Connect with us to learn more about how you can improve your workplace risk management and become an accident-free space.