How Safety Software Can Prevent Worker Injury – ConExpo-Con/Agg
Safety continues to be a top priority in the construction industry. According to the National Safety Council, in 2016, the U.S. experienced 161,374 preventable deaths, 44.5 million injuries, and $967.9 billion in costs.
Some of the main causes of workplace injury and death include motor-vehicle crashes, fatigue and falls. At the same time, accidental injury has become the third highest cause of death for the first time in U.S. history, and preventable deaths rose 10 percent in 2016.
TRACKING WORKPLACE ILLNESS & INJURY
For construction workers, addressing this is of utmost importance on jobsites—and technology can help management with reporting. With data in hand, construction firms of all sizes can easily keep track of workplace illness and injury, which leads to better health and safety cultures.
While there are many tools available that can help track this, a new free one comes from UL EHS Sustainability. The company provides occupational health and safety software and training.
The free online tool is built on the PureOHS platform, which is the company’s proprietary software. Here’s how it works: a user enters injury data once and receives outputs for all necessary forms. This helps streamline the data management process.
While this is one example, there are many tools available to help construction workers keep an eye on workplace illness and injury.