Digitalization, Occupational Safety

Infographic: 10 challenges of digitalization for occupational safety

How new technologies shape our working lives and influence employees' health

6 minutes02/27/2020

Digitalization can bring about a great deal of innovation, productivity and flexibility. Digital technologies are gaining even more ground in occupational safety, improving processes and heightening overall workforce safety. However, new challenges have arisen from the increased digitalization of the working world. Unanticipated dangers are emerging, necessitating new approaches and solutions. Certain well-known problems are being intensified by digitalization. This infographic gives you an overview of 10 key challenges that the digitalization of occupational safety presents and offers actionable suggestions for dealing with them.

General approaches and solutions to the challenges of digitalization for occupational safety

Make clear rules for the use of mobile end devices, take responsibility, delegate tasks and clarify working conditions and expectations.

  • Analyze and assess all aspects of the target and actual conditions in the workplace.

  • Arrange ongoing training for employees on operating digitally controlled machines, systems and software and introduce new processes transparently and well in advance.

  • Ensure transparency for all involved parties.

  • Create control mechanisms that employees can use to get involved in and stop automated processes.

  • Offer flexible working hours with well-defined break regulations and make necessary resources available.

  • Set up sensors to detect risks and hazards.

  • Foster an ongoing culture of prevention.

At a time when the pace of work is accelerating fast, it’s essential to stay on top of all occupational safety processes. A comprehensive EHSQ solution can help you approach and overcome the new challenges of the digitalized working world.