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IF YOU THINK SAFETY IS BORING, THINK AGAIN

Maybe it’s all the charts and graphs. The endless reports. Or the long list of rules and regulations. Whatever the reason, it can be hard to get any team excited about safety. Technology can help.
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Maybe it’s all the charts and graphs. The endless reports. Or the long list of rules and regulations. Whatever the reason, it can be hard to get any team excited about safety. Technology can help.

IT’S ALWAYS EXCITING TO SAVE MONEY 
Sure, the main reason to get psyched about safety is keeping the team alive and well. But the prospect of cost savings can be kind of thrilling too. Consider all the costs you could avoid with a safer operation.

  • Penalties
  • Workers comp
  • Medical bills
  • Lost productivity
  • Investigating & reporting time
  • Replacement worker training
  • Overtime for uninjured workers
  • Litigation
  • Reputation

$124,709 – Maximum OSHA penalty for willful or repeat violations.
Up 78% in 2016.

NEW TECH DEVICES UP THE COOL FACTOR 
New safety solutions are arriving on construction sites all the time. Although no one is suggesting you buy this stuff just to be cool, these products do make safety a bit more interesting.

DRONES
What they do:

  • Survey dangerous or protected environments
  • Fly over cranes and other high areas for inspection and monitoring
  • Track site progress and production volume—quickly and safely

Why they’re cool:

  • Fast, safe, high-volume data capture
  • Less expensive than manned aircraft

VIRTUAL OR AUGMENTED REALITY 
What it does:

  • Simulates dangerous situations so workers can safely learn and practice proper procedures
  • Gives safety pros a way to visually communicate site hazards to managers and design teams
  • Captures data to improve future training

Why it’s cool:

  • Immerses workers in realistic—yet safe—experiences
  • More engaging than traditional tools

SMART VESTS & SMART HARD HATS
What they do:

  • Track worker location relative to site hazards
  • Alert wearers to danger
  • Capture data for safety audits, insurance claims and litigation
  • Measure temperature and heart rate to detect heat-related illness

Why it’s cool:

  • Simple, cost-effective way to protect people and assets
  • Easy access to data for safety improvement planning

ACTIVITY & SLEEP TRACKERS
What they do:

  • Monitor activity levels, sleep patterns and changes to the internal “body clock”
  • Identify those who are rested enough to work safely—and those who are not

Why it’s cool:

  • Affordable, accessible way to study sleep behavior
  • Used in actual work and sleep environments

CULTURE CHECK
What they do:

  • Engaged leaders
  • Clear goals
  • High expectations
  • Positive communication
  • Personal responsibility
  • Ongoing education & support

WHAT’S WRONG WITH BORING ANYWAY?

There are plenty of ways to generate excitement on a construction site. Yet at the end of the shift, isn’t it nice to go home to a drama-free life? What kind of day will your crew have today?

HIGH DRAMA NO DRAMA
Fall from a scaffold Watch a movie with the kids
Get electrocuted Eat pizza with friends
Collide with a haul truck Go to bed early
Roll a dozer Walk the dog
Get pinned between two objects Plan a camping trip

Consider how addressing safety issues today will not only ensure your team heads home tonight from work, but sustains your business for years to come. Visit cat.com/safety for more information.