Every nine hours another family is destroyed. This means another father, mother, brother or sister never knew that this was the last morning they were going to spend with their loved ones.
991, that’s the number of construction related fatalities in 2016.
Have you ever been in a surreal situation, when you’ve have asked yourself: “Is this really happening?” The intense feeling of despair overwhelms you because you’re being rendered helpless to effect any change in the outcome. As a craftsman who has seen how sudden and dramatic events can happen, I can attest that this feeling never leaves you. Job sites are dynamic and inherently dangerous. We craftsmen know that, but a hyper-concern for safety is not enough. If you really want to do something practical about safety, you have to harness the benefits of technology. Welcome to UCHardChip Inc.
I recommend an article by Jeffrey Friedman that I received from my “LinkedIn” Enterprise Wearable Technology group: Is Wearable Technology The Future of Safety Management? Actually, I don’t agree with some of the conclusions. It is my strong belief that distracting technology like mobile phones is a danger in the construction environment, and this disruption comes with very serious consequences. With a declining workforce, and more things to build then ever before, we need technology that we can rely on unconditionally. This technology must enable and enhance our abilities to construct with safety and quality at the work-face, and dramatically improve our chances to make it home.
All the Best!