App uses virtual reality to address fall protection

July 18, 2018

Analyzing data throughout a 33-year period, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found that 42% of construction worker deaths involve falls. Falls also claimed the top spot on OSHA’s most frequently cited violations list in 2017.

Training technology, such as the ASSP app, could help reduce those numbers. Last year, Dodge Data & Analytics released a SmartMarket report concluding that technology improves on-site safety. Yet despite the demonstrable positive impact of technology, only 26% of construction companies surveyed by JBKnowledge​ said they use software or a mobile app.

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