In the past, workplace safety communications were often stored in binders, and it was impossible to always keep the information updated and accessible to everyone who needs it. In addition, it was extremely difficult to create and distribute engaging content that employees would want to consume. 

With the emergence of new technology and employee apps and online platforms, this is not the case anymore. Today, it is much easier to ensure that safety information is always up-to-date and immediately accessible to  all employees. 

Furthermore, when using the right technology, employers can craft more creative and engaging communication campaigns while ensuring higher employee readership and, therefore, achieving higher efficiency and safety compliance. 

Another big advantage of such platforms and apps is the ability to reach every employee, whether they are at their desk or on the factory floor, away on a business trip, or working remotely. Moreover, such technology can connect various internal communication channels into a single platform, ensuring that the right message reaches the right employees at the right time.

Another, often-overlooked, area of effective safety communication is the necessity to personalize communications based on employees roles, job functions, age, departments, languages that they speak and also their interests. This is also impossible to achieve without the right technology that enables robust workplace segmentation. 

Fortunately, big safety binders with safety procedures and updates are dead, and digital solutions provide immediate and easy access to up-to-date safety documentation enabling quick response to critical issues or emergencies. Therefore, digital workplace communication is significantly streamlining employees’ access to safety documentation and Standard Operating Procedures. 

Text Source: ISO News, 2021 | Image Source: Adobe Stock