3 Top Trends in Industrial Safety and Health

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3 Top Trends in Industrial Safety and Health

Companies must adopt some of the most recent trends in industrial safety and health to remain ahead of the competition.

FREMONT, CA: It's safe to say that things are transforming in every industry. Techniques or approaches that were commonplace five or ten years ago will no longer be used or beneficial. These factors are even true in cases of workplace health and safety.

New safety difficulties are being developed due to technological improvements in machinery and equipment and established innovative safety methods. As a result, companies must remain on top of some of the most recent trends in industrial safety and health to remain ahead of the competition.

Smart Technology PPE

People working in workplace safety and health understand the need for personal protective equipment (PPE), and it is evolving right in front of their eyes. To begin with, due to the growing pandemic, masks and face coverings are now becoming mandatory for almost every worker and not just a few. Most crucially, technological advancements allow smart PPE to be developed that will be more proactive in tracking a worker's health. Wearables, for example, can track an employee's heart rate, blood pressure, other vital indications, and even their sweat level and the number of steps they've taken throughout the day.

Total Health of the Workers

For decades, many businesses have only concentrated on industrial safety and health risks in the workplace. But, in the past few years, there has been an increase in attempts to monitor and enhance the health and well-being of workers when they are not on the job. Several businesses are recognizing that what employees do in their spare time influences work performance. They will be less productive at work and are more likely to have an accident if they are fatigued or do not lead a healthy life. Organizations are increasingly urging or motivating their employees to pay more attention to their overall health and do everything they can to encourage such efforts.

Mental Health Awareness

The days of ignoring or dismissing mental health issues are coming to an end. Mental disorders are now being treated seriously, particularly now that the continuing pandemic has shed even more focus on them. As a result, more businesses are figuring out how to track their employees' mental and emotional health, a trend that is expected to increase in the coming years. It's a good idea for businesses to include mental health problems in their standard safety training. Employees must be taught how to recognize indicators of mental distress with themselves and their colleagues. They must be motivated to come out and discuss with a supervisor or manager if they are having mental health issues, just as they would if they were suffering from a physical ailment.