While regulatory bodies such as OSHA have laid down the requirements for safety around equipment, businesses where employee safety matters go beyond just compliance try to create a culture of safety where every employee is attuned to processes that promote health and safety.
In the case of rental equipment companies, the health and safety needs go beyond the perimeters of its operations and encompass the worksites where the equipment is in use. Any incident not only has regulatory implications but can also damage the reputation and affect business prospects. Moreover, a well-established health and safety process enhances brand image and increases business prospects, accelerating revenue growth.
The Covid-19 pandemic has compounded the challenges of implementing health and safety measures in this industry. New protocols related to social distancing, masks, reporting illnesses, isolation of infected patients, and mental health management for both onsite and remote workers have all been added to the H&S agenda based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. To balance H&S concerns with that of productivity and growth, rental equipment companies are turning to automation to have greater visibility into their renting as well safety management workflows. These range from incident management to Internet of Things (IoT) wearables to track and manage unavoidable exposures among their workforces.
In this whitepaper, we delve into creating a data-driven health & safety culture in a rental equipment company.