Safety is a major concern in the construction industry. Ultimately, jobs within the industry make up a majority of the top 25 most dangerous jobs in the United States (https://bit.ly/2mekW7o). With trades from roofing to construction laborers, it’s no surprise that companies are doing their best to ensure that their employees are safe on the job site by keeping up with the latest technologies.
Technology within the construction sector has improved greatly over the course of the last decade. Today, it’s no longer just steel-toed boots or hard hats keeping workers safe.
According to an article published by GenieBelt, “Construction technology has evolved since hard hats and protective glasses. Today, big data, tech genius and construction collide, resulting in a safer working environment for construction workers,” (https://bit.ly/2SfwkOV). The article also shows us five new technologies that are doing their part to keep job sites safe.
This technology assists workers by bettering posture and redistributing weight, leading to fewer injuries. According to an article on Constructible (https://bit.ly/2QlYTwJ), there are multiple types of exoskeletons available, as well
“The exosuits are metal frameworks fitted with motorized muscles to multiply the wearer’s strength. Also called exoskeletons, the robotic suits’ metal framework somewhat mirrors the wearer’s internal skeletal structure,” according to the same article.
Drones on the job site help in a variety of ways. Drones can help workers check for roof damage without requiring a human to scale a building. They can also identify detailed data for workers to analyze.
“Thermal data captured from the drone provided a much more detailed and accurate picture of the site than other methods — such as helicopters — could deliver. And, as you can imagine, it was much less expensive. Better yet, the thermal imagery pinpointed the problem areas on the roof so that inspectors knew precisely where to look,” via Drone Deploy (https://bit.ly/2zwExHs.)
“Construction wearables are designed to eliminate the “Fatal Four.” Falls, struck-bys, electrocution and caught in/betweens are major causes of concern in the construction industry,” as stated in GenieBelt (https://bit.ly/2SfwkOV). Companies have developed technology meant to be worn on the job site. The company Illumagear as developed a halo, which is a “personal safety and task light.” It is meant to be worn on your hard hat and offers the wearer enhanced safety. Learn more about the halo by visiting www.illumagear.com.
4. Virtual Reality
Virtual reality is an obvious win for the construction industry. With software that gives users the ability to walk around a job site without actually ever stepping foot into one, they can identify hazards and other obstacles before losing money or compromising the safety of workers.
5. Site Sensors
If your job site isn’t currently using site sensors to monitor the quality of the air and measure toxins, it should be. In addition to worker safety, they can also save you money, as sensors can measure the humidity at a job site, as well, alerting you if there is a leak.
“Site sensors keep job sites safe and help managers mitigate issues before they become major problems,” via (https://bit.ly/2SfwkOV).
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