How can Technology Impact Workplace Health and Safety for Municipalities?

August 17, 2021

by Sobi Ragunathan
Vice President, Consulting & Training, 4S Consulting Services Inc. 
ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor | IHSA External COR™ Auditor

Online safety management technology can influence your municipality’s safety culture. Areas of your OHS program that Safety technology can impact.


As a municipality, Technology helps you communicate your message consistently. It helps you create customized training courses with interactive visual representations for easier communication of key messaging. Online Training IMAGE

Technology can help municipalities: 

•    Assign and effectively track policies, procedures, JHAs, OHS training, and staff acknowledgment
•    Allow supervisors to check training compliance and refresher training requirements
•    Easily access and manage training records 

Consistent Capturing of Data

As a municipality, managing employees’ knowledge, qualifications, and experience becomes essential. However, employee knowledge is much more than just the training or qualifications they bring to your organization. 

In fact, employee knowledge, in a database, can include any or all of the following:Capturing Data IMAG

•    Training and qualifications prior to joining the company
•    Training and qualifications achieved while working for the company
•    Employee reviews
•    Disciplinary actions
•    Evaluations of all the work done, such as their daily activities (depending on position)
•    Contributions to the organization

At the minimum, a Safety technology can help your manage employee information and track all of these database elements and provide you with analytical and decision-making support. 

Monitoring Daily Activities

With a safety technology such as 4SafeCom™, monitoring of daily activities through paper checklists and inspection forms becomes redundant. Once you implement a safety management technology at your municipality your employees can:Computer Screen IMAGE

•    Fill out and submit their forms, checklists easily on tablets & smartphones
•    Store, access, and review safety checklists records
•    Easily track progress on corrective actions identified in workplace inspections
•    Receive real-time alerts on the progress of corrective actions 
•    Effectively follow-up on corrective actions
•    Manage accident/incident reporting, claims, and follow-ups
•    Identify defects and notify the relevant teams immediately to schedule training & take a remedial action

How can 4S make a difference to your municipality?

4S Consulting Services Inc. is Canada’s leading Occupational Health and Safety training, consulting, and online technology company established in 2004. IMAGE
4S is the official Health & Safety Partner of AMO. 4S supports small, medium, large, and Fortune 500 companies from diverse sectors such as construction, municipal governments, industrial & manufacturing, and healthcare. 

As ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditors and IHSA External COR™ Auditors, 4S understands OHS requirements of employers coming from diverse sectors and provides them with solutions that best meet their requirements. 

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