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In The News | May 20, 2024

How can emerging technologies contribute to improving workplace safety in the construction industry?

In the ever-evolving construction industry, the quest for workplace safety remains paramount. In this segment, we consult with experts to unravel the potential of emerging technologies in bolstering safety standards.

From advanced weather monitoring systems to wearable devices, technology stands poised to revolutionise safety protocols. Join us as we explore the innovative frontier where digital advancements converge with traditional safety practices, promising a future where construction sites are safer and more efficient than ever before.

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D. Scott Risch, VP of EHS at Rosendin

At a time when the labour market is stretched thin and workloads are at an all-time high, there has never been a greater need for the implementation of technology. When properly used, technology can ease the administrative burden placed on safety professionals, allowing them the opportunity to spend more time in the field or plant environment, doing what they love – keeping people safe. Technology can also be used as early warning devices, communicating things that we may be unaware of. For example, when weather stations detect an approaching storm, safety professionals know to take the next 15 minutes to activate severe weather protocols such as lowering crane booms, stopping exterior operations, securing materials, and preparing crews until storms safely pass. Personal devices can also be worn that monitor core temperature, speed, height and angle could potentially detect when someone is putting their body in a compromising position. There is even a personal electrical proximity alarm that can be worn to provide advanced warning when there is a threat of electrical exposure. Most of these devices are in the early stages of development, but in the future, they will be smaller, more affordable, and integrated into the safety gear we are already wearing. Technology has come a long way and it’s exciting to be able to be a part of progress every day. The future is exciting.

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Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Rosendin is employee-owned and one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States, employing over 7,500 people, with revenues averaging $2 billion. Established in 1919, Rosendin remains proud of our more than 100 years of building quality electrical and communications installations and value for our clients but, most importantly, for building people within our company and our communities. Our customers lead some of the most complex construction projects in history and rely on us for our knowledge, our ability to scale, and our dedication to quality. At Rosendin, we work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential by building a culture that is diverse, safe, welcoming, and inclusive.

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