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Technology improves workplace safety

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2016 | Workplace Injuries

New Jersey companies are required by federal and state laws to provide a safe workplace for their employees. Over the years, safety standards have changed along with technology. As a result, precautions that may have been unheard of even a decade ago are now rapidly becoming standard features in many work environments.

One particular area in which workplace standards have changed has been in security. The general public has become more security-conscious, as have many businesses. Nowadays, many buildings employ security staff and have installed cameras as well as metal detectors at entrances. In some cases, an office may have laser safety curtains as well as bulletproof glass to provide additional layers of security.

In addition to making use of technology to guard against possible attacks, some companies are also attaching URLs or QR codes to machinery. Workers can scan these codes to learn more about safety procedures and receive warnings about potential dangers that the machinery may pose.

Unfortunately, some businesses don’t always take safety seriously. As a result, employees may be vulnerable to injuries that can lead to high medical expenses, lost wages and the possibility of having to leave the workforce altogether. In addition to the loss of career and income, such injuries may also have a negative impact and employee’s family and personal life. Employees who have been injured in a workplace accident that was the result of inadequate security or some other safety violation may want to meet with an attorney to discuss the options that they may have, both under workers’ compensation as well as personal injury law.