Nearly 94% of respondents from an Ansell survey state it’s very important that their employer prioritizes physical safety in the workplace. Additionally, 76% said they are more likely to join or stay with an employer who prioritizes their physical safety, and that percentage jumps to 82% among workers who have previously been injured on the job.
“As the workplace constantly evolves with new technologies, workers increasingly expect their employer to provide technological advancements when it comes to safety and injury prevention,” says Sean Sweeney, VP and general manager of Ansell Inteliforz and mechanical safety solutions. “Based on the survey findings, workers want and need to have a technology-supported safety culture that ensures every employee is fully trained and protected at all times. With current advanced technologies available, like Inteliforz, companies empower their workers to take an active role in their own safety, which decreases response times and helps to reduce injury rates while building trust with their workforce.”
From PR Newswire:
- 53% of workers see something in the workplace that poses a hazard between 1-2 times a week,
- 25% see risks between 3-5 times a week, and 11% see risks six or more times.
- The respondents said their employers could improve workplace safety by quickly responding to safety hazards like damaged equipment or spills (47%), increasing real-time communication with team members about safety hazards (39%), alerting employees where, when and what PPE to wear (37%), and providing more visibility to how quickly safety issues are resolved (31%).
- Nine out of 10 manufacturing, warehousing and distribution workers are interested in wearing connected technology that identifies unsafe physical movements and makes customized recommendations to reduce workplace risks.
- Three-quarters of respondents receive less than 30 minutes of safety training per week, and 20% don’t receive weekly training at all.