The recent celebration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work fell right in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis this year, which got me thinking about the future of workplace safety. Although there are signs that the infection rate is beginning to flatten in most countries, all of the experts agree that we can’t expect to go back to business as usual. We are going to have to adapt our business practices to accommodate the current pandemic, and we have to be better prepared for similar events in the future. As with many crises, this is accelerating the adoption of recent innovations, and this will also be the case for workplace safety.
In recent years, the American workplace has experienced a seismic shift in working style and how employers manage the safety of their teams. Technology has simultaneously opened the door to more flexible jobs and empowered safety professionals to offer responsive, adaptive support for workers wherever they are.
These are uncertain times. After weeks of lockdown, social distancing and government-mandated ‘stay at home’ orders, jurisdictions around the world are slowly announcing their proposed economic and social recovery plans for when their countries shake the grasps of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
View Source: Apoorv Anupammarch In today’s advanced world, technology is taking over and immensely aids us in almost every aspect of our life, be it at home or at work. In addition to that, technology also helps with transportation and on-road safety i.e. the...
What organizations should be doing to protect their supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The trucking industry has always been a vital link to helping populations across the globe thrive, but the current COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world just how critical fleets and drivers are to our survival. Transporting essential goods to grocery stores, hospitals and medical facilities in particular, fleets are operating round the clock, with drivers on the front lines alongside healthcare professionals. Recognizing that protecting both cargo and driver are essential to the supply chain, fleet operators have never been more dependent on telematics. Providing invaluable insight into nearly every aspect of their fleets—from vehicle location to driver health—securing the lines of communication and data transfer has taken top priority.
As trucking companies across the country deal with shelter-in-place orders during the coronavirus pandemic, one key strategy has been to have as many people as possible work from home. Company executives, dispatchers, and driver managers at fleets big and small are making use of existing technological tools in their offices and vehicles to adapt, with loads continuing to be booked and trucks dispatched.
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In times of global crisis, the world relies on the trucking industry to transport essential items across the country. From medical supplies to restocking the shelves at local grocery stores, truck drivers play an integral role in maintaining the supply chain. In order to keep these essential items moving during the Covid-19 crisis, the Department of Transportation has suspended most of the hours of service regulations for those trucks that are transporting these essential goods.
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