In this video, Jim describes some of the additional advances in construction safety that are being made possible by technology, including wearable technology, virtual and augmented reality, and advances in tools and fall protection devices.
- I've talked quite a bit about using the technology…we have now related to digital resources…to improve safety on our construction sites.…To wrap things up, I want to cover a few more areas…where technology is either already beginning to be used,…or where we see some promising trends for the future.…Remember, technology is not just electronics.…I've mentioned several times throughout this course,…examples of technology that's already improved our safety…on construction projects.…And this includes things like developing better…and more affordable hearing protection,…and more efficient respirators.…
So, in this area of non-electronic tools,…I really think one of the areas to watch is fall protection.…I see personal fall arrest harnesses…getting more sophisticated every year.…For example, adding features that can help us…with self-rescue, and the lanyards that we can use…to tie off between that harness and the anchor point…are becoming smaller, lighter, and more sophisticated.…We can already get really small…and light retractible lanyards…
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