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Using Digital Signage to Increase Safety in the Workplace

Posted On January 31st, 2011 By admin

                 Job safety and health in the workplace is not just a serious matter, it’s the law.  According to the OSH Act, employers must furnish their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards.  Employers are now turning to digital signage as a way to further improve their workplace safety. 

                In the workplace, employers are using digital signage to effectively communicate their safety messages.  From a simple reminder to wear protective eye gear to posting an emergency evacuation alert, the compelling images and engaging content of a digital sign will increase safety and awareness in any work environment.  OSHA also requires employers to post accident prevention signs.  Increasing the amount of signs, as well as providing the information in a more engaging way will further improve the safety of your employees and reduce workplace hazards.  

                Not only can digital signage be used to increase safety awareness, it can also be used as a tool to promote healthy living, which in turn can reduce employee health risks and improve their quality of life.  Digital signage can also assist the employee health plan by announcing flu shots, cancer screenings and other benefits.  Post reminders regarding gym membership discounts or weight management counseling.  Some companies may even encourage stair use, post nutrition tips, or announce incentive campaigns.   

                Finding appropriate content is easy when it comes to workplace health and safety.   Check out the free resources provided by Wellness Council of America.  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration also has a number of valuable resources available, such as fact sheets and posters.  Using digital signage to provide safety notifications, education, and tips is an effective way to reduce accidents and promote a safe and healthy work environment.

Additional Ways Digital Signage Can Be Used To Promote A Safe Work Environment

  • A workplace must have enough fire exits for each employee to be able to get out of the building quickly.  Regularly post maps noting where each fire exit is, as well as fire extinguishers.  Develop fire notification and evacuation content to be displayed in case of an emergency.
  • Use the screens as a “safety scoreboard”, and display a count of injury and accident free days
  • Digital signage can be used to relay the same message in multiple languages for safety in a bilingual workplace
  • Cut down on posters and use space more efficiently by displaying clear and up to date messages
Promote Safety in the Workplace with Digital Signage
Promote Safety in the Workplace with Digital Signage

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