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5 Ways to Improve Your Safety Systems to Prevent Workplace Incidents

Improve You Safety Systems

Author: Hal Deadwyler, Regional Sales Manager, MCA

Is your company doing everything it can to prevent workplace incidents? Millions of workplace accidents happen each year, especially in the construction and manufacturing industries. No one wants to be injured on the job and no company wants their employees to be at risk, so by planning carefully and putting systems in place, the number of workplace accidents can be greatly reduced or altogether avoided. Protect your employees, worksite and company by improving your safety systems.

Become proactive in reducing incidents as opposed to being reactive by investing in these five areas:

1) Improve Communications

Motorola Two-Way Radios can improve communications throughout your facility or worksite. If employees can communicate instantly with real-time Push-to-Talk solutions with clear and reliable channels, they can easily prevent misunderstandings and relay important information that could have otherwise led to an incident. MCA offers a full range of Motorola Radios and Radio Systems from entry level solutions for simple on-site communications to customizable systems designed to meet your specific needs across your coverage area.

2) Strengthen Surveillance and Monitoring

Utilizing superior HD Avigilon cameras, self-learning analytics, open video management software, and storage management and data protection systems you can monitor and manage situations before they occur. Visually inspect work areas or the production line in real time to prevent theft, damage, or injury to employees, worksites or equipment. Security cameras and monitoring systems are critical to any business and help you protect your people, assets and your time.

3) Install an Incident Management System

Equipment failures, miscommunication, and human error can all lead to accidents — sometimes with devastating consequences. Due to this, the manufacturing and construction industries must take great precautions to manage workplace risks and make conditions safer for their employees. Implementing an incident management software solution such as Ally, a web-based, Software-as-a-Service (Saas) platform, for voice dispatch, accident tracking, and injury reporting should be a critical component of every company’s safety plan. It can reduce a company’s risks and lead to fewer accidents and injuries over time. Even when accidents do happen, employees and managers need an accident tracking solution that allows them to record and review details and analyze what went wrong in order to prevent future occurrences.

4) Create Clear & Consistent Communications

Large manufacturing plants and worksites are notorious for having bad communications due to weak radio signals. By installing a robust Distributed Antenna System (complete with Bi-Directional Amplifiers {BDA}, fiber lines, and separated antenna nodes) you can make sure your radio range is increased. New Public Safety Codes (IFC-510 and NFPA-72) are also being enforced by Fire Marshals to make sure buildings of a certain size meet specific public safety/ emergency responder coverage requirements.

DAS systems work to ensure Emergency Responder’s radios (ERRCS) can communicate clearly throughout your building. By installing a public safety specific DAS system, you could save lives and keep our first responders safe.

BDAs (a component of DAS systems) are repeaters that deliver extended range, multi-site linking, increased system capacity and enhanced privacy and security features. A BDA is a piece of radio equipment that receives weak radio signals, gives them a boost and transmits them back out, all simultaneously, like a megaphone for radio waves.

They also help with range, by helping to overcome obstacles that block the line-of-sight needed for effective coverage, so the important communications are never missed. And when combined with strategically placed and separated antenna nodes, provide complete in-building wireless coverage for public safety radio communications.

5) Utilize Durable Equipment

Panasonic TOUGHBOOK® rugged laptops and handheld computers combine hardware, software and services for those who work in harsh environments day in and day out. TOUGHBOOK devices have the reliability needed to accomplish a safe and successful workday by standing up to the elements and less than perfect work conditions in manufacturing or construction settings. TOUGHBOOK® rugged laptops are built specifically for your use so they will not fail when you need them most.

Mobile Communications America is your trusted advisor for a safe, secure, and efficient workplace. We provide the solutions and services that you need to keep your business running safely and efficiently. If you are ready to improve your safety systems to prevent workplace incidents, as well as save valuable time and money call an MCA Representative today 864-594-5979.

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