Using Wearable Technology as a Safety ToolAuthor/Presenter: Sabitoni, Hannah
Wearable technology refers to technological devices that are worn on or close to the body. These devices are designed to address the most prevalent hazards construction workers face and can serve as powerful tools in promoting health and safety. One popular example is proximity sensors, which can detect objects nearby and alert users of their presence. Proximity sensors are useful for avoiding struck-by and caught-between incidents in particular. While many contractors believe wearable technology can improve workplace safety and productivity, there have been several barriers to adoption, including cost, concerns about privacy and worker tracking and adding even more bulk to the personal protective equipment construction workers already wear. Fortunately, many of these devices are compact, can be set up to keep users’ data anonymous and vary in cost.
Publisher: Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America
Publication Date: October 2022
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Publication Types: News and Other Non-research Articles
Topics: Hazards; Personal Protective Equipment; Sensors; Technological Innovations; Warning Devices; Worker Safety