Safety, like anything else, has transformed throughout recent years with the addition of technological advances and improvements. Read how a once OSHA auditor in the 1990’s view this transformation, and it’s impact for the better.
My teenage kids think I worked in the dark ages when I started my career in the early 1990s, and when I look back on how technology has changed the work environment, I have to agree. How did we function?
I started my safety career working with OSHA as a compliance officer in the early 1990s and everything was manual! We took pictures with black-and-white film and handwrote reports. I did not even know what a computer mouse was and I had never heard of email before I left OSHA in 1995. How did I complete the paperwork for a citation when I worked with OSHA?
Read more about how technology has transformed Safety in David Lynn’s article for EHS Today: