Real-Life Examples of How the InformaCast M2M Plugin Helps Health and Safety Engineers Keep Employees Safe
Health and Safety Engineers (HSE) at manufacturing companies have the important and overwhelming task of keeping everybody in their facilities safe. With many employees, sprawling facilities, a long list of regulations to follow, and budget restrictions, there are many challenges to doing this. Here are some examples of how real Health and Safety Engineers across the country are using the InformaCast Machine-to-Machine (M2M) plugin to make this task a little more manageable:
All eyes were on the northeast part of the nation this week as Hurricane Sandy ripped through New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. The storm caused severe flooding, power outages, and wind-driven fires. It was a humbling reminder of the force of mother nature and the need for vigilance. Here are three things you can do to keep you and your people safe in any weather emergency.
Be informed and prepared: The preparations that take place before a weather emergency can have a huge impact on what happens during and after. One of the things that prevented Hurricane Sandy from being an even larger tragedy was that it was not a surprise. People were informed of when and where it would strike and had some time to prepare.
InformaCast's Inbound CAP Plugin lets you know when there is a weather concern in your area so you don't need to spend extra time and money monitoring for alerts.
Just define the geographic area that is important to you, and InformaCast will automatically notify you when there is a weather concern in that area. InformaCast is configured to receive alerts from several organizations, including the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Department of Homeland Security. As soon as one of these organizations releases an alert that pertains to your area, InformaCast will let you know.
The new guy who you’ve known for three days. Your first employee who you’ve known for a lifetime. Your coworkers, friends, confidants. The people in your care…When something happens, nothing matters more than keeping your people safe.
We can help you do that. We designed InformaCast with you and your people in mind. It will help you respond to any emergency with:
InformaCast allows you to notify people almost immediately with the touch of a button or an automatic notification. It can reach all of the people you need in a matter of seconds, whether you are communicating to 2 people or 2,000.
With a single point of activation, InformaCast can automatically send notifications via several different platforms – Jabber IM, Facebook, Twitter, Email, SMS text, computers, IP phones, IP speakers, and more – to help ensure the people you’re trying to reach will get your message. No matter where they are, InformaCast can help you reach them.
The modern workplace poses many dangers. Ever-evolving safety regulations mean longer and longer ‘to do’ lists for safety managers and other decision makers. It can be difficult to keep up, but checking those lists off too soon can be dangerous and costly.
If you already have existing safety systems like fire alarms, paging, and eyewash stations, you may wonder why you even need an advanced emergency notification system. After all, it seems like the safety box on your list has already been checked. That's understandable – and the things you already have are extremely important – but you are only seeing a part of the picture.
Anyone who has ever encountered something tauted to be “One Size Fits All” knows just how untrue that claim is. You and your organization aren’t One Size Fits All. Your products shouldn’t be either.
Medical staff who care for people with Alzheimers and Dementia have a large responsibility. The people they care for aren’t just patients; they are parents who used to take care of their children and now need care themselves. They are former teachers, policemen, mechanics, and doctors who may no longer remember who they are. They are grandparents who are frustrated, because they don’t know the names of their own grandchildren. They are the people whose fate we could share when we grow old.
In light of this responsibility, it can also be a challenge to address the special needs of people with Alzheimers and Dementia. Because of their memory problems, they cannot remember instruction. They have a tendency to wander off and sometimes get lost. They are at high risk of endangering themselves or others if they are not supervised. They can get confused and scared.
What did you do this morning? Perhaps you got dressed, cooked breakfast, saw your loved ones before you all scattered to various places, drove to work. It’s likely that you’ve repeated this or some sort of routine over the course of many mornings; so much that you don’t even think about it anymore.
Now, imagine how different your routine might be without the ability to see. Imagine not being able to see the clothes in your closet, the food you are cooking, the faces of the people you love. Imagine not being able to drive your own car.
Sight impacts so many areas of life. Yet, for how much our eyes do, they are two of the most vulnerable parts of the body. In situations where eyes can be exposed to chemicals or foreign objects, being prepared for immediate action is crucial.
24 hours. 24 hours in which to cram work, sleep, family, friends, and all the other necessities of life.
It’s a tall order. At the end of the day, it is easy to find yourself, in the manner of Oliver Twist, wanting to ask for more.
But there is no more. Time is a limited resource. There will only ever be 24 hours in a day.
When manufacturers do not have proper safety regulations and employees get hurt; when schools are not prepared to respond to situations in which students are in danger; when hospitals have patients who wander off, it’s NOT because they don’t care. It’s NOT because they are lazy. More often than not, it’s because they just don’t have enough hours in their proverbial porridge bowl.