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How COVID-19 Has Revealed the Need for a Tech Revolution in Construction
How COVID-19 Has Revealed the Need for a Tech Revolution in Construction

Time is of the Essence More likely than not, COVID-19 has turned your industry on its collective ear. Most businesses have been forced to adapt to remote environments and embrace new technologies – in some cases, reluctantly –  to get the job done. For the construction industry, this seismic shift has proved particularly difficult due to the...

From Catchphrase to Credo: Re-thinking “Safety First”
From Catchphrase to Credo: Re-thinking “Safety First”

The following is based on a conversation with Jerry Roach, Director of Safety at Kimball Electronics. No sensible manager would ever ignore the importance of safety in the workplace. Where some might fall short, however, is the extent that safety is woven into the foundation of their business plan. Safety should never be an afterthought; it must...

Your Dangerous Wandering Distracted Mind
Your Dangerous Wandering Distracted Mind

By David Allan Galloway, Founder and President, Continuous MILE Consulting, LLC Distractions are everywhere in our world. We can be distracted while driving, while working, or while doing any number of routine tasks. In the workplace, incident investigations reveal that tens of thousands of injuries each year occur when people are not focused on...

Prepare for the Inevitable: Proactive Vs. Reactive Risk Response
Prepare for the Inevitable: Proactive Vs. Reactive Risk Response

An effective risk management strategy is central to an organization’s business plan and managing its daily operations. There are numerous risks – internally and externally – that exist within a company and across a supply chain. Workplace accidents, data breaches, unsafe employee behavior, compromised production and service, natural disasters and...

Building a Culture of Safety
Building a Culture of Safety

Creating an effective culture of safety takes the commitment of an entire organization from the top down. Leaders need to be visibly dedicated to change by communicating the organization’s vision and openly receiving feedback from employees addressing concerns, in addition to reporting unsafe conditions and actions by fellow employees – no matter...

The Tug of War Between Employers and Employees for Workplace Safety and Productivity
The Tug of War Between Employers and Employees for Workplace Safety and Productivity

Mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, notebooks and the countless apps accessible through them – are ingrained in our everyday lives, from the moment we wake up and swipe through the morning news to the time we power down and set our alarms each evening. This mobile mindset has transformed how we work, socialize, seek information and engage with...

Increasing Worksite Safety & Productivity in Industrial Work Environments
Increasing Worksite Safety & Productivity in Industrial Work Environments

Manufacturers and industrial enterprises across industries have long embraced the benefits of mobile computing and smart devices for better performance on the production floor, efficiency on the assembly line and heightened communication across the supply chain. However, with the inherent benefits of mobile technology on worksites comes serious...

Eliminate Phone Alerts in Work Zones
Eliminate Phone Alerts in Work Zones

There’s a new danger in work zones. It’s not falling equipment, excessive noise, or collapsing trenches. No, this risk comes from a device that fits in the palm of your hand – we’re talking about notifications from phones. Notifications from phones (also known as push notifications) are distracting. The moment you hear that “ping,” you...

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