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Construction worker safety for new, returning, and older workers

Discover the Key to Construction Worker Safety – Download Our Infographic Now!

In the rapidly growing construction industry, safety is paramount. With the workforce projected to surge by 872,000 jobs by 2025, it’s crucial to address the unique challenges posed by new, returning, and older workers on construction sites. Our insightful infographic delves into these construction worker safety issues, shedding light on the risks and offering practical solutions to ensure the well-being of every worker.

Did you know that despite the enticing incentives offered to attract new, returning, and retired workers, the influx of diverse labor sources also brings an increased risk of accidents? This infographic provides eye-opening statistics: young workers, comprising just 8% of the workforce, account for a staggering 23% of construction accidents. Additionally, within the first year of employment, 60% of construction worker injuries occur. Even returning workers aren’t exempt, with 12% facing reinjury within a year. For older workers, the on-the-job death factors in at  80% higher for those aged 55 and above compared to their younger counterparts.

Technology for construction worker safety

However, with technology comes hope. A digital field inspection program tackles the challenges of construction worker safety. New workers, equipped with their tech-savviness, can access comprehensive safety guides, step-by-step SOPs, reference photos, and more right on their smartphones or tablets. For returning workers, the platform encourages the reporting of hazards, creating a community effort to prevent recurring incidents. Even older workers can benefit, from user-friendly digital processes that provide essential safety guidance.

However, the benefits extend beyond individual workers. With real-time dashboards, safety inspections, and issue resolutions are meticulously tracked. The system scales effortlessly to accommodate the influx of new workers and projects. A digital repository of SOPs, instructions, and reference materials acts as a field bible for enhanced safety. Reports generated on-site streamline workflows and enhance performance. The incorporation of geolocation intelligence further empowers your team.

Don’t let construction worker safety be compromised in the face of growth. Download our infographic now to gain crucial insights and ensure the protection of your workforce. Together, we can build a safer, more secure construction environment for everyone!

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Construction workers of varying ages using a tablet at a construction site for implementing construction worker safety

What is Fulcrum?

Organizations worldwide trust Fulcrum’s SaaS-based data collection platform to capture and share reliable information about field activities, much faster than paper or other digital solutions. Standardized, easily customized, and well-integrated data collection delivers improved clarity for decision-making and better productivity for lower costs.

Standardize data collection
Digitally transform your processes with a single platform that increases productivity, improves data quality across all use cases, and securely delivers real-time data.
Customize collection processes
Easily adapt to changing requirements with drag-and-drop app modification, full customization and extension capabilities, customizable reporting and alerting.
Streamline two-way integration
Expand the reach and usefulness of your data with best-in-class integration with Esri ArcGIS, real-time, two-way integration with any application, and built-in integration with email, SMS, and more.
Jim Metz - speeds things up, adhering to safety sop

Jim Metz

Vice President of Safety
FM Sylvan
Fulcrum speeds things up. It was almost instantaneous. It allows accountability for people running the job to see what their guys are doing to make sure they’re adhering to safety policies.
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Aaron Vanover - catch more issues

Aaron Vanover

Manager of Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Halton Company
Using Fulcrum, Halton Company’s quality control team provides richer, better documented support, enabling them to catch more issues.
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Daniel Stepner - easy to use, customer service

Daniel Stepner

Senior Consultant
I have used many programs for field asset inspections. Fulcrum has been the easiest to set up, use in the field, and update. The service provided by the Fulcrum team has been top-rate.
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James Watts - safety once you close the loop from action to insight

James Watts

Director of Health and Safety
Snavely Forest Products and Weekes Forest Products
Fulcrum helps us improve processes and make our work environment safer by streamlining inspections, surfacing inspection-related insights, and managing follow-up actions. Once you close the loop from action to insight to further action, the possibilities are limitless.
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Gavin Kelley - training period short, same data whether junior/senior collector

Gavin Kelley

Senior Software Developer
Tilson Tech
It is so easy to use that our training period is greatly shortened. Data quality is very important to us so it can’t be overly complicated. We still get the same data quality regardless if it is a junior or senior data collector.
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