How AI technology is improving construction worker safety
Anyone working in the construction industry in Florida or any other state is involved with a profession that presents inherent risks. In fact, construction employees are five times more likely to be fatally injured on the job than other workers. It’s because of the potentially dangerous nature of this profession that artificial intelligence (AI) technology is being increasingly used to minimize workplace hazards.
Falls and other unexpected injuries are responsible for nearly 40% of all construction fatalities. Artificial intelligence may be able to reduce this risk by increasing visibility with AI-supported cameras that provide real-time job site data. Interactive dashboards allow managers to identify and mitigate possible risks. AI software also cuts down on the job site assessment process by reviewing thousands of site images within minutes to ID potential safety hazards.
Additionally, the combination of AI and robotics has the potential to reduce risks commonly associated with standard modular construction by completing certain prefabricated design elements without human involvement. AI-supported equipment may help cut down on mishaps related to communication breakdowns as well. AI software tracking can allow all involved parties to view an analysis of project data 24/7 to quickly learn why construction site problems are likely occurring and what’s contributing to worker injuries. This increased workplace transparency places added pressure on site managers to do everything possible to maintain a safe work environment.
While AI technology has the potential to make construction sites safer, injuries that do occur could still be serious enough to warrant a victim filing a workers’ comp claim. If a denial has to be appealed, a workers’ compensation attorney may recommend having the injury or disability assessed by an independent medical specialist. A lawyer can also determine if additional evidence is what’s required to reverse a denial, such as proof that there were unsafe working conditions present when the injury was sustained.