The continued risks from exposure to HAV in the post-COVID workplace.
What Happened To The Issues Your Organisation Faced Before The Pandemic?
Nothing. The risks posed to your organisation before COVID interrupted business as usual are still here. In fact, they never went anywhere. In the case of HAV-related risks, that could mean the problem has been growing, unchecked, while your business has focused on COVID-related issues and compliance. As work sites and offices begin the return toward normalcy, it’s time to refocus and ensure that all threats to your business and your workforce are properly – and proactively – addressed.
Protecting your workforce during a crisis is good. Protecting your workforce at all times is better.
Organisations responded to COVID-related requirements and guidelines in order to protect their employees from an invisible, unknown threat. Policies and solutions ranging from social distancing and mask mandates to reduced crews and remote work options were implemented swiftly to combat the realities of working through a pandemic. Organisations had no choice but to meet the pandemic head-on and adapt their practices to ensure their employees stayed safe and their doors stayed open; but while organisations were busy becoming COVID-secure, the energy and effort that they normally might have used to evaluate and combat tangible, familiar threats, like those posed by exposure to HAV, were necessarily diverted. As a result of this shift, controls and practices in place to monitor and address such threats relaxed, and became far less effective.
While organisations were busy becoming COVID-secure, the energy and effort that they normally might have used to evaluate and combat tangible, familiar threats, like those posed by exposure to HAV, were necessarily diverted. As a result of this shift, controls and practices in place to monitor and address such threats relaxed, and became far less effective.
An organisation is not committed to improving the health and safety of its workforce if it only acts to meaningfully protect its employees during a crisis. As the pandemic begins to play less of a part in how companies run their day-to-day operations, organisations must – at the very least – return to pre-COVID levels of monitoring and intervention with regard to HAV. A return to pre-pandemic HAV-related policies would be working back toward the status quo, but the reality is that there has never been a more perfect moment to improve the way your organisation monitors and controls its risk exposure from vibration.
A return to business as usual (or to business done better).
There is no rule book that details how an organisation or an industry should or must return to business as usual following a global pandemic. In fact, the notion that any company should aspire to return to business as usual undercuts an opportunity that businesses have right now to reevaluate their practices and procedures as they relate to the health and safety of their employees.
After all, what better time to improve your approach to protecting your workforce than when the issue has been thrust into the spotlight: on the heels of the greatest threat to widespread workforce well-being in a century.
When it comes to the health and safety of your workforce, Reactec is prepared to help your organisation go from business as usual to business done better. Reactec’s core technology, HAVWEAR, has a proven track record of helping organisations adopt a more efficient approach to HAV risk monitoring that keeps workers better protected while saving both time and money. Before the pandemic, Reactec was there to help you improve your methodology for reducing your risk from exposure to vibration, and Reactec is here now to help you refocus your efforts on the threats that never went anywhere.
Forward-thinking technology for workforce safety.
Reactec doesn’t just want to help you respond when crisis strikes. Reactec provides organisations with technology that helps them proactively address issues related to their risk exposure to vibration. With the knowledge they’ll get from HAVWEAR, decision-makers and duty-holders will have the power to easily and efficiently address unsafe situations before they become bigger problems.
When COVID hit the workplace, it was an unforeseen and unfamiliar threat to organisations and workers that demanded immediate action. As industries work their way out from under the shadow of the pandemic, it’s time to refocus on the threats to businesses and workers that demand constant and ongoing attention. It’s more apparent now than ever before just how invaluable a healthy workforce is to the success of an organisation. The first step to ensuring that your workers stay protected from the ongoing threats posed by exposure to HAV is to invest in the tools and technology that can help keep your workforce safe.
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