In today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing work environment, ensuring the health and safety of employees has become a top priority for organisations of all sizes and industries. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by using mobile-friendly Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) solutions. In this article, we will explore the benefits of these solutions and provide examples of how they are being used to improve safety in the workplace.
Whether in construction, manufacturing, or transportation, mobile-friendly OHS solutions such as Seamfix Care can help organisations stay up-to-date with the latest health and safety guidelines, procedures, and best practices, reducing the risk of injury and ensuring the safety of all employees. These solutions provide a comprehensive approach to ensuring the health and safety of employees.
by Temidayo Afolabi
Over the years, occupational health (OH) has been one core sector that has ensured work has progressed as it should while every personnel maintains the required physical, mental, and social health and wellness status in the workplace. These exploits are not separable from some of the designated activities of the occupational health sector.
Meanwhile, almost everything you could think of is revolving, and so is OH. In the nearest future, some of the trends and predictions to turn the industry around positively are:
With advancements in technology, occupational health service providers (OHSPs) will increasingly use remote monitoring and telemedicine to provide care to employees. With the right technology, OHSPs can track employees whose health credentials are expiring and will soon require renewals.
Occupational health service providers will emphasise addressing mental health concerns among employees, as stress and burnout continue to be major issues. Beyond ailments or past health records that can affect employees physically at work, OHSPs will now focus on mental health records and how the recurrence can be avoided among employees.
Service providers will use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their services, such as through predictive analytics and early warning systems; health hazards could be predicted, and every required measure will be put in place to abate or stop it.
Through programs such as health screenings, wellness initiatives, and ergonomic assessments, occupational health service providers will focus on preventing injuries and illnesses before they occur rather than just attending to them after they happen.
Wearable technology, such as fitness trackers and smartwatches, will be increasingly used to monitor employee health and provide real-time feedback on risk factors. This helps to avoid any time-taking process and deliver prompt results for proactive responses.
Virtual reality will be used to provide training, education, and even treatment for work-related conditions.
Big data has gained the main stage in recent times. Occupational health will not shy away from leveraging how data can be analysed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behaviour and interactions. Service providers will use data and analytics to gain insights into employee health and safety and identify and address workplace risks.
As an OHSP, how can you upgrade your service delivery with these trends?