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Leveraging Mass Notification to Safely Reopen Your Organization


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7/14/20 12:00 pm to 7/14/20 1:00 pm CDT

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led many organizations to change the way they operate. This includes how they communicate with their team members. With workplaces shutting down, operating at a reduced capacity or sending people home to work remotely, it can be difficult to ensure that you are reaching everyone if you do not have the right tools in place. Mass notification systems can help organizations impacted by the pandemic reach everyone across multiple communication channels, to minimize disruptions and help organizations reopen safely.

During this webinar, Pat Scheckel from Singlewire Software will outline best practices for using mass notification to share reopening plans while keeping everyone healthy and safe. Mass notifications can be used to reach people who are remote via text messages, emails, push notifications to a mobile app, recorded audio and desktop alerts. Organizations can prebuild groups so the same message gets sent to everyone at once. This helps keep everyone on the same page about schedules, expectations and precautions that have been put in place. Messages also can be scheduled to go out at regular intervals to remind people to wear masks, wash hands and maintain physical distance as appropriate. This can help bring people back into your facilities quickly with just the push of a button.

When people are back in your facilities, mass notifications can be used to reach on-premises devices as well, with health and safety updates and other information that may impact operations. Desk phones, speakers, paging systems, desktop computers and digital signage can be used to communicate messages throughout a building or campus. When you need people to take action, the two most important factors are how quickly the message goes out and how likely it is that 100% of the intended audience sees the message. With a mass notification, messages can be sent with the push of a button and hit multiple channels at the same time, so people can quickly see an alert and take appropriate actions. Overcome the challenges presented by COVID-19 and understand how mass notification can help you adapt to keep your organization running smoothly.


Pat Scheckel, executive vice president of product management for Singlewire Software

Pat Scheckel is the executive vice president of product management for Singlewire Software, a leading developer of mass notification solutions. Pat has more than 15 years of experience helping organizations across a wide range of industries implement tools that enhance safety and communication. He is keenly aware of the challenges organizations face when trying to keep their people safe and informed. Pat and his team work to directly address the issues customers are experiencing with innovative solutions. Pat works to ensure that every organization can reach all of their people with important safety updates everywhere, every time.


Alan Ferguson, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Alan covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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