An article written by Corvex founders Joe O'Brien and Ted Smith was featured in Construction Executive. The piece highlights how a connected safety environment empowers workers to promote safety practices - and how the technology delivers valuable data for predictive analytics. The following is an excerpt from the article with a link for your convenience.
Wearable Tech Puts Safety in the Workers' Hands
The jobsite of the very near future will take safety programs to the next level by using the internet of things (IoT) to connect workers of all levels on the jobsite using personal protective equipment (PPE). To understand what this could look and feel like, follow a construction project manager, superintendent, foreman and site safety manager in a typical day with full integration of IoT.
A DAY AT A CONNECTED JOBSITE
The day begins with the site safety manager greeting a small crew of new hires by assigning them sensors that are worn on specific items of PPE: safety vest, hard hat and safety glasses. In addition to the standard jobsite orientation, the new workers are given instructions on micro-learning sessions they will be required to view or participate in prior to entering certain areas of the jobsite. The crew’s foreman will give them further information on the micro-learning as she has a device that is connected to the crew's sensors and areas of interest throughout the project site. These areas of interest include a Controlled Access Zone beneath some active decking work and an area where hearing protection must be worn 100 percent of the time.
The superintendent takes a look at his device dashboard that includes a site view. From the site view, he can quickly see observations that are occurring in real time. The observations are logged by equipment operators, laborers and other trades workers as well as foremen, superintendents and project management staff. He notes that there have been several observations of an unsafe condition near the Controlled Access Zone and decides to prioritize this area first for his morning site walk.
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