September 2, 2019 Marks the 125th Anniversary of Labor Day
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American and Canadian workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our countries.
From the events that shaped the start of the labor movement to the often-tragic events that shaped workplace safety and health, the contributions and sacrifices of people made over the past 125 years has shifted worker safety from reactive to preventative.
The future, though, is predictive and through connected people, processes, and “things,” technology has the potential to create a zero/zero future: zero worker harm/zero worker deaths.
While past events like the founding of Labor Day and disasters like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire have helped shape the practice of health, safety and industrial hygiene, recent events – such as the launch of the Industrial Internet of Things and the use of technology tools such as mobile apps and software – have pushed the needle forward for the practice of EHSQ, reducing injuries and illnesses and making the workplace safer for employees.
Take a look at the infographic below to learn about the evolution of health and safety. For more information about preparing your organization for the technological tools that will build a better safety culture and improve your bottom line, download: