Work in the construction industry often involves taking considerable, albeit often necessary, risks. For example, live wires present obvious electrocution hazards, and who can forget the images of rows of men in hard hats casually eating lunch while perched on a skyscraper beam?
However, protecting worker safety is a priority. As time goes on, crews have learned improved procedures for mitigating risk. Many of these have become enshrined in existing regulations, although these, too, continually change to reflect advancing knowledge and changing working conditions. One such shift is using technology, which may further safeguard contractors when used mindfully.