Aug 20, 2019
Contextual AI enhances construction safety policies in today’s tech-centric business environment on major capital projects.
What kind of safety leader are you? Distractions that are related to employees engaged in mobile devices while driving can lead to severe injury not just to the driver but innocent bystanders can potentially lose their lives.
These catastrophes to the construction industry lead to additional expenses and missed revenue and a loss of the safety reputation of the organization. Additionally, employers take on the liability for a crash if it turns out the driver is a commercial license holder who had been texting or talking on a cell phone with another employee about a work-related issue at the time of the accident. Are you ready to assume that liability?
Now, construction companies across the spectrum are realizing the cost and productivity benefits offered by innovative tech solutions within safety training on major capital projects. As the construction industry approaches a digital turning point, the need to manage the serious safety risks associated with a mobile device and smartphone usage while on the job is now more relevant than ever.
It's common knowledge that texting and driving is one of the most dangerous and conspicuous diversions in an industrial or grey fleet vehicle. According to the National Safety Council, driving while using a cellphone (texting or talking) leads to 1.6 million car accidents per year. Now, 40 states have addressed the dangers of cellphone usage by prohibiting texting while driving, to ensure the organizations comply with OSHA standards.
Fleet managers in the construction industry find the implementation of cellphone device policies challenging due to lack of visibility and holes within the organization rules. An efficient safety leadership program must meet three fundamental conditions within the construction, oil and gas, and other industrial industries:
To satisfy these conditions, employers must leverage all smart digital devices to allow the use of Artificial Intelligence in safety training, such as sensing when a construction operator is sitting on a girder on a high-rise construction or working heavy equipment on a major capital project. A zero-tolerance safety leadership policy that leverages such AI allows companies to proactively reduce worksite liabilities and become incident and injury-free, while concurrently benefiting from the competitive benefits of the latest construction tech solutions. These are the benefits of contextual mobile device management (CMDM) platform.
Living on a company or a personal mobile device, a CMDM makes it simpler for construction industry administrators to automatically implement safety training and safety leadership policies for mobile devices based upon pre-set criteria – including location, time and movement – to direct a construction project's individual and unique system needs.
In the modern tech-centric world, most employees use their mobile smart devices over 50 times a day. CMDM enables both businesses and workers to face those challenges for a safer and more fruitful work environment. This causes productivity to increase and incidents to decrease.
As a seamless solution, CMDM helps avert safety accidents resulting from the misapplication of mobile machines, supports fleet managers with supporting a strong construction safety culture, and decreases liability anxieties. CMDM technology isn’t just about regulating end-user devices – it’s about supporting construction companies to create safer, more productive workplaces that allow their workers to operate safer, ultimately raising the bottom line and supporting safer roads.
John Coye, Joe Boyle | Aug 20, 2019 - Leading construction companies are recognizing the cost and productivity benefits offered by innovative tech solutions. As the industry approaches a digital revolution, the need to thoughtfully and effectively manage the serious risks associated with mobile devices and smartphones being used on the job is now more important than ever.
Texting while driving is one of the most dangerous and prominent distractions in a commercial or grey fleet vehicle. According to the National Safety Council, using a cellphone while driving leads to 1.6 million car accidents per year. With more than 40 states addressing the dangers of mobile device usage by banning texting while driving, ensuring employees are following the law while also guaranteeing the company is in compliance with OSHA standards is vital.
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