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Digital Task Management is Essential

Barbara Sullivan
Apr 23, 2020 2:24:20 PM

In 1970, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). That legislation, inspired in part by public outrage about rising injuries and death rates in U.S. workplaces, requires employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm, and to comply with occupational safety and health standards and rules.

As the country emerges from COVID-19 driven lockdowns and shelter-in-place restrictions, employers are coming to terms with the need for practices and procedures that reduce the risk of employees contracting COVID-19 or spreading it in the workplace. Many of them are finding a compelling solution in mobile digital task management technology.

screen-work-mobile-cropImplementing mobile digital task management allows employers to ensure that sanitation and hygiene practices are being followed to protect employees and potential visitors. It provides complete record-keeping and storage of procedures so that employers can verify and prove that critical processes are being carried out for the safety of all.

When choosing a digital task management solution an employer must consider the following:

  • Convenient mobile applications available on both Android and iOS devices
  • Unique schedule capabilities for any checklist including checklists requiring on-demand availability
  • Recording and storing all task observations in a cloud environment
  • Consistent and complete reporting analytics
  • Role-based permissions for required system access
  • Corrective action alerts for immediate attention to issues
  • Photo/video/audio capture with notes
  • Easy access to policies within a task for reference on required practices

The reality of our post-COVID-19 world is that every employer must now become even more vigilant to protect employees from harmful hazards. Digital task management is a practical and essential solution for reinforcing good hygiene practices and providing employees with safety precautions.

Implementing a mobile digital task management solution will help employers comply with legal requirements as the economy restarts and, perhaps more importantly, it demonstrates a commitment to doing the right thing. It will be one of the most essential operational requirements in a post-COVID-19 workplace.

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