The next generation of workers shouldn’t have to choose between safety, comfort and convenience – Occupational health and safety


The next generation of workers shouldn’t have to choose between safety, comfort and convenience

Technology and digital platforms have evolved in ways that help protect employees.

The future of employee safety requires a holistic perspective. Today, smart leaders recognize this and are increasingly looking for a security provider who can meet the needs of their workforce for the right protective gear and how they can access those items. essential. Employees and security professionals have higher expectations when it comes to selecting the right security partner and there are several things they should consider when making this decision: the right products, an efficient and easy-to-use execution program and expert service and support. While it is important to take into account the quality of the products that companies are able to deliver, it is equally important to take into account the expertise, support and the ability to customize for a well-rounded partnership. Technology and recent advancements in safety product and program solutions can help workers and managers focus on protecting their employees without worrying about the administrative tasks that typically accompany program management.

In this article, we explore the important aspects that safety professionals should consider when thinking about the next generation of workers and, therefore, the future of work and safety.

Better accessibility for workers, better compliance and better tracking for security professionals

While employees think of products and ease of purchase as a priority, security managers take other factors into consideration to ensure they can properly run a program. The best way to ensure the protection of your employees is to find a true partner, not just a supplier. An ideal PPE partner will be a guide through the outfitting process, working with you to determine your business needs and help create custom programs to deliver PPE specifically designed for the environments your workers face.

Technology and digital platforms have evolved and security programs have growing benefits through selected EPI partners that provide omnichannel execution options. These programs reduce administration time, mitigate risk by ensuring the right products are selected for the job, and eliminate costly waste and inaccuracies. Additionally, workers can easily translate the way they shop from their day to day life into their working life and get the right PPE quickly and easily.

This article originally appeared in the October 2021 issue of Occupational Health and Safety.

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