Safety remains a top priority for the construction industry, which employs almost 10 million people in the U.S. alone. While construction comprises less than 10 percent of the workforce, it accounts for 20 percent of private industry fatalities, 40 percent of which are due to falls.

Triax’s President and COO, Pete Schermerhorn, writes about the challenges and needs of construction site safety in New York City and how technology like Spot-r by Triax is helping contractors like Lettire Construction Corp. build smarter and safer. Read the full Modern Contractor article here.

“With workers regularly working in remote areas of the jobsite, it’s not uncommon for them to be in areas where others can’t hear them,” says Bernard (Bernie) Ruf, director of operations, Lettire. “Now, they can press a button on their wearable device to signal distress or other injury.”

Read the full Modern Contractor article here.