DeskAlerts Urges Businesses to Up Mass Emergency Notification System following OSHA Guidelines

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DeskAlerts is calling on US businesses to up their safety standards and complement fire alarms with additional mediums

The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration has confirmed that fires are the most common type of workplace emergency – leading to DeskAlerts calling on US businesses to up their safety standards and complement fire alarms with additional mediums. Fast, informative and panic-free, the DeskAlerts mass emergency notification system is designed to augment any conventional fire response plan.

The latest research from the National Fire Protection Association found that US fire departments respond to emergency calls every 16 seconds. Workplace blazes are all too common, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating that fires cause as many as 10,000 employee injuries and 200 employee deaths every year. It’s not just lives that are at risk, with the U.S. Fire Administration reporting that losses from industrial fires cost American businesses more than $4 billion a year in property losses, and over $8 billion in business interruption costs.

DeskAlerts has an in-depth appreciation for the importance of fast and functional internal communications. With US businesses falling victim to around 200 fires a week, DeskAlerts has issued a warning stating that when it comes to emergency communications, one channel alarm systems simply aren’t enough. Instead, it asserts that fire alarms work best when complemented by a mass emergency notification system.

“Primarily, fire alarms aren’t equipped with the capabilities to deliver key details. All they are able to do is raise a wailing alarm, which can often be counterproductive by causing unnecessary panic. For example, small scale emergencies that don’t require immediate evacuation are better dealt with by informing employees via a mass emergency notification system, as opposed to a deafening alarm that sparks widespread panic,” explains Roman Toporkov, Lead Developer at DeskAlerts.

By adding a mass emergency notification system to fire response plans, workplaces are able to exercise total control over reactions. Backing up fire alarms with an internal DeskAlerts system offers workplaces two major advantages - administrators are able to create different guides for specific audiences, as well as explain emergency situations in more detail.

From multi-level hospitals to high rise corporate offices, the DeskAlerts mass emergency notification system is an effective secondary tool for any fire response plan. Whatever the scenario, administrators are armed with the IT power to deliver bespoke instructions to different departments in a matter of seconds. The latest version of the desktop communications software even features color coded categorization, which can be used to rank situations depending on urgency.

To download a free trial of DeskAlerts and how the software can serve as a secondary mass emergency notification system, go to: http://www.alert-software.com/demo/

To find out more about DeskAlerts, visit the website at: http://www.alert-software.com

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