Jim discusses the use of smart phones on the job site. He describes many of the things that can be done to improve safety, quality, and productivity in construction using a smart phone, when properly trained and equipped.
- When I talk about technology and safety,…I think it's really important to mention cell phones again,…or more specifically smart phones.…Smart phones tend to get a bad rap sometimes…among safety professionals,…and we've all complained about somebody being on the phone…when they should be paying attention to someone else,…or getting too many calls,…or being too much of a distraction.…I even talked about them earlier as a hazard…when texting and driving.…But while all this is true,…I do think that smart phones can be an incredible tool…on a construction site, as long as they're used properly.…
Is it okay to chat about your weekend plans…when you're walking around a construction site?…No, probably not.…Do I want to see the crane operator having…a phone conversation when they're picking a load?…Absolutely not.…But I also don't want to see the smart phone banned…on a construction site just because some people misuse them.…This is really a case of proper training,…and I think that used properly,…the smart phone can do incredible things these days.…
Throughout this course, Jim highlights some of the most notable safety and health hazards in the industry—including fall hazards, traffic accidents, and respiratory hazards—and shares strategies for integrating safety, quality, and productivity. He also explains how to leverage technological advancements such as digital drawings to help your team work safer and smarter.
- Recognizing health hazards in the industry
- Integrating safety, quality, and productivity
- Creating a culture of learning
- Recognizing leading indicators
- Using digital solutions to improve safety
- Using BIM to identify hazards early