Report: Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017

Asher TobinBuilding and Construction, In The News

The cover of the Safety Management Construction Industry report

NEW REPORT: Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017- Report explores role of BIM, PtD in construction safety

“This study is the third in an ongoing series that began in 2012, examining the positive impacts of a wide variety of safety-related practices, and changes in means and methods of safety training and communication. Key findings include:

  • “A continuing shift of industry focus toward engaging jobsite workers in safety programs.
  • “Increasing evidence of the relationship between safety-related investments and improved project and business outcomes. The consistency of those findings, especially considering the evolution of the construction market itself between 2012 and 2017, lends weight to the compelling advantages of investing in safety.
  • “Large contractors continue to engage in more safety practices, conduct more safety training and to reap more benefits than smaller ones.
  • “Toolbox talks continue to be the most effective means of communicating with jobsite workers about safety.

“In addition, this study explores two emerging trends that promise to impact safety in the future: Prevention Through Design (PtD) and the use of technologies to improve safety.”

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