Fatal accidents in construction were up 5% in 2016—the latest year for which Bureau of Labor Statistics are available —and are at the highest level since 2008. Of course, non-fatal injuries are also of concern and in addition to physical and human harm, they have significant business impact, leading to lost time, lower productivity and employee morale, and increased insurance costs. Triax’s Pete Schermerhorn shared his thoughts on jobsite technology and digitization benefitting contractors and insurance providers for Rough Notes. Read a highlight below or the full article here.

Now, as we enter a new year, we are confident that momentum will only grow, as IoT-enabled solutions such as wearables, sensors, and drones, among others, become indispensable tools at the job site for safety monitoring, hazard analysis, worker time-tracking, machine maintenance, and overall project quality.

Read the full Rough Notes article here.