In construction, there’s an alarming but little-known statistic: a construction worker is six times more likely to die from suicide than from a workplace accident. For construction workers under the age of 24, that risk is ten times more.
Each year, many people are either injured while working or develop medical diseases or conditions due to workplace exposures, but getting workers’ compensation can be a complex process if you’ve never navigated it before.
The construction industry is no different, and an effective induction can mean the difference between a safe and hazardous worksite. A busy construction site can present many potential dangers and showing someone the ropes isn’t always enough to avoid tragedy.
In order to elicit real change within an organization, like change in safety behavior, you must get buy in from each individual employee. By focusing on implementing new tools or processes, we can sometimes forget that addressing behavioral change is the the way to decrease safety incidents.
We are constantly receiving feedback that SafetyCulture iAuditor is making our users better at their jobs and even getting them promoted. Recently, we’ve seen that go one step further, with two of our users winning prestigious safety awards by implementing the SafetyCulture iAuditor app into their workplace.
When you have workers, contractors and clients to juggle for a project, things can get hectic very quickly. SafetyCulture is all about saving you time and cutting your inspection time in half by ditching the paper-based processes. A digital trail is secure and cost efficient.
A Gallup survey of 2015 revealed that only about 30% of Americans are actively engaged in their everyday work. Disengagement in an office setting leads to lower productivity and profit loss, but disengagement at a construction site could lead to employee injury or even graver consequences.
In 2016, there is an app for everything. For the construction industry, the number of apps to choose from is increasingly large. 2015 saw iOS and Google Play app downloads reach over 260 billion. Construction managers have to deal with a tremendous amount of data and make decisions based on this data daily.
Every 15 seconds, one worker dies and 160 are injured around the world from work related incidents. 90 per cent of the construction industry still use paper checklists to perform their inspections and have been slow to adopt new innovative technology.
Workplace injuries have a negative impact on your business, with much more than financial costs to consider. A reduction in productivity, lower staff morale and a damaged reputation are just some of the other costs associated with injuries in the workplace.
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