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In any environment where worker safety is at a premium, it never hurts to go the extra mile with employee safety devices. These devices are sometimes called punic buttons, but a true employee safety device is all about allowing someone to contact a co-worker or supervisor in an emergency or if time is a critical factor.
While these types of devices aren’t needed in every industry, they can be quite useful once employees get accustomed to them and learn how to manage the device. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the benefits of employers giving workers an employee safety device.
If there is an accident, injury, or even a close call in the workplace, a safety device can help alert others right away. In these situations, time is always of the essence, so the faster other people can be alerted and help can be contacted, the better. Even if it’s not an emergency that requires paramedics, first-aid, or other outside help, there’s no reason to delay a supervisor or manager being notified of something happening, which is why panic buttons and employee safety devices can come in handy for any work setting.
Employees who are asked to work alone and have no immediate contact with a co-worker or supervisor should always have a panic device on their person. This can help them to check in regularly and call for immediate assistance if something happens. Obviously, this should be a no-brainer for employees who are regularly tasked with working alone, especially if they go off-site. However, it’s not always easy to predict when employees are left on their own. Just in case this happens periodically or unintentionally, it can be beneficial for all employees to have a safety device just in case they find themselves working alone.
One of the overlooked benefits of employee safety devices is how easy they are to integrate with other types of technologies. Often, these devices are wireless and can be attached to a keychain or a lanyard. At the same time, they can also be connected to various types of software or mobile apps that employees are also using. No matter where an employee goes or what they’re working on, these safety devices can continue to function and become just another tool employees use to get their job done.
From an employer’s perspective, panic buttons and similar devices can be helpful in reducing their liability. They allow emergency situations to be addressed as quickly as possible, reducing their role and responsibility. By helping workers get the attention they need quicker, the lasting effects of the event will be less serious, reducing liability and any other fallout from a serious event.
Don’t underestimate the impact that safety devices can have on employee retention. If employees are given panic buttons and safety devices, they will feel as if their employer is trying to take care of them. They will feel a little safer at work and be more willing to stick around. In fact, the reputation of the entire company can improve from a safety standpoint with these devices, helping to attract more employees and keep the ones you have, which are both ways to save money in the long run.
At the end of the day, safety should always be a top priority for every business. In addition to panic buttons, the software solutions from EHS Insight offer a more comprehensive approach to workplace safety. Our software will take every aspect of workplace health and safety and put it on one platform. Safety managers will be able to monitor and manage safety operations far more effectively, creating a safer workplace in the process.
If this sounds appealing to you, let’s talk about how our software can help your business and how quickly it can be installed.
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