New technologies in construction not only increase productivity of job sites, but they can also reduce the number of accidents and fatalities. By reducing the risk of construction tasks, construction jobs can be viewed by prospective workers as safer and more attractive.
From Business Insurance:
“Construction employment increased by 13,000 jobs in June and by 282,000 jobs over the past year, reaching a 10-year high, according to a report by the Arlington, Virginia-based Associated General Contractors of America. Construction employment totaled 7.2 million in June, the highest level since May 2008 and up 4.1% over the past 12 months, the association said. ...
Construction companies are implementing new ways to try to mitigate the injury risk, including through the use of technology, experts say.
Many clients are using different safety applications on mobile devices to communicate with workers and streamline the pretest hazard assessment, said Phil Casto, Chicago-based senior vice president for risk services at Hub International Ltd."
Hopefully, as more companies embrace new technologies that increase safety on job sites, as well as build a stronger culture of safety, construction work careers will continue to grow.
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