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Improving safety at the Minnesota workplace

| Mar 6, 2020 | Workplace Safety |

With all the advancements in technology today, workplace leaders have no excuse for exposing their employees to unsafe workplace environments. Electronic devices that can efficiently alert all employees to immanent dangers and emergencies can play a key role in keeping everyone safe, no matter how large the campus or employee population may be.

The ability to communicate effectively in workplace environments during an emergency is a challenge that requires reach and speed. Regarding reach, workplace leaders must ensure that all their employees can receive a message through a mass communication system, such as a text message. However, there is the danger that not everyone will receive the message in a timely fashion. One solution is to have in place several systems of mass messaging working simultaneously. Mass notification systems such as text and audio alerts compatible with IP speakers and desktops, mobile devices, digital signage and desktop computers can catch the attention of employees, who can then easily broadcast the notifications by configuring their devices.

Emergency alerts and messages are not effective unless they are also accomplished in a quick way so that every employee has the chance to quickly get safety out of danger. Employers should create a variety of messages beforehand addressing future emergencies that might occur on their campus, such as medical emergencies, weather alerts or an active shooter situation. Mass notification systems prepared in clear and concise language can prepare employees for a variety of circumstances.

When employers make workplace safety a priority, it reflects that they care for the well-being of their employees. No one should feel vulnerable to serious hazards and possible accidents while working on the job. Those who are injured at the worksite might want to speak with an attorney who understands Minnesota’s workers’ compensation laws because they might be able to receive compensation for their financial and medical needs.

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