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.
2015 saw a record high in roadway construction in the US, with an expectation that construction in 2016 will only grow. Thus, safety training will require particular effort to ensure best practices are established throughout any road construction projects.
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.
Jobs in a range of industries have been enhanced by machine intervention over the years. Autonomous vehicle systems can help reduce driving stress and cut the amount of time drivers are in control during long-haul journeys, resulting in a positive effect on driver health.
There are many practices in workplace safety that are often overlooked, undermined and neglected. Some of these practices can be fairly simple to put into action yet essential for companies that want a safety-focussed culture. We reveal six commonly undervalued workplace safety practices.
We announced today the full availability of our popular iAuditor app for the construction industry. iAuditor – the world’s most widely used auditing app – mobilizes construction teams to participate in real-time data collection and reporting to manage job site safety and quality.
FLIR has recently made a handheld camera attachment available for iPhones, which anyone can pick up for about $US200.
In an era of global technology advances, Uber has been at the forefront of innovating the people moving industry, by connecting people with reliable rides through the use of mobile technology. Since its launch in 2009, the Uber network continues to expand globally. However, the company’s success is not without controversy. Uber has been the …
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