In this article for Modern Contractor Solutions, Triax Technologies’ co-founder and CEO Chad Hollingsworth looks at how creating a safer jobsite begins with the right attitude and a comprehensive technology toolset.
The construction industry geared up for Safety Week (May 7–11). Now its fifth year, what began as a joint initiative between the Construction Industry Safety (CIS) group and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) CEO Forum has spread across the industry, and for good reason.
With roughly 10.3 million workers employed in the construction industry, everyone—workers, employers, families, friends—are affected by safe, or unsafe, actions at the jobsite. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 991 construction workers were killed on the job, accounting for 21.1 percent of worker fatalities across private industries. In addition, 82,760 nonfatal injuries and illnesses involving days away from work were recorded, affecting productivity, quality, and employee morale.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and the mission of Safety Week is simple: safety must be communicated and practiced every day, with every action, across every jobsite.
Read the article at Modern Contractor Solutions.