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5 High-Tech Safety Solutions to Watch

With more than nearly 1,000 deaths and one in 10 construction workers injured in the U.S. each year, the construction industry has room for improvement when it comes to getting workers home safely. New technologies are emerging to make... Continue Reading

Top Construction Wearables for 2019

Construction sites can be dangerous. According to OSHA, 21 percent of workplace fatalities take place in the construction field. To combat death, injury and unplanned labor downtime, the construction industry has been employing... Continue Reading

6 Wearables Enhancing Construction Worker Safety

Construction wearable technology is becoming trendy on job sites all over due to its ability to enhance safety as well as comfort for workers. Once a novelty in the industry, wearable construction technology has become a part of everyday... Continue Reading

Ruggedized Wearables for Hazardous Jobsites

Augmented reality (AR) technology and wearables have been gaining a lot of momentum lately—but construction professionals need to consider how the new technology will perform in potentially dangerous conditions.Some construction... Continue Reading

Technology Trends for Construction Safety

Safety is the most important part of every construction site. Between heavy machinery, dangerous demolition equipment and dizzying heights, any construction project is fraught with hazards. According to OSHA, 23 percent of private sector... Continue Reading

Building a Strong Construction Safety Culture

Safety is improving in the construction industry, according to the National Safety Council, (NSC), but the occurrence of serious injuries and fatalities in many industries continues to rise. In fact, 2016 was the third consecutive year... Continue Reading

Smart Shoes Come to Construction

A worker dies from a work-related accident or disease every 15 seconds, according to a United Nations report. Even more experience long-term impact from accidents. Enter intelligent personal protective gear, designed with the data needed... Continue Reading

Top 5 Safety Trends for Road Construction

Every 5.4 minutes a work zone crash occurs, with roughly 25 percent of crashes involving large trucks and nearly half of all fatalities involving construction vehicles.“While these statistics are unsettling to say the least, there are... Continue Reading

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Top 6 Wearables for Safety at the Jobsite

154 million by 2021. That is the number and date according to an ABI Research report anticipating growth for enterprise device shipments. In fact, the report suggests that wearables in the workforce are becoming more prominent. This will... Continue Reading

20 Tips from Veteran CONEXPO-CON/AGG Attendees

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is big, and it can be overwhelming if you are attending for the first time. We asked veteran attendees to share their best advice for first-timers coming to the show. Here are 20 things you need to know before you travel... Continue Reading

AI and Robotics: The Future of Construction

Often, the concept of AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics are combined into one futuristic notion of how advanced intelligence and technology will impact business.However, the concepts—each very different in nature—serve a specific... Continue Reading

Skid Steers of the Future

Construction equipment, such as skid steers, continue to advance at a rapid pace. For operators out at the jobsite, understanding the new technical features can help improve how they work.Jeff Brown, product specialist, Caterpillar... Continue Reading

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