Recent studies found that drones can be helpful in identifying hazards and preventing workers getting injured or killed in construction accidents. The Center for Construction Research and Training is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday March 23 about drones in construction and specifically how they can help make construction sites safer. The webinar will be presented by the authors of 3 studies in this field:
- Rod Handy, MBA, Ph.D., CIH, University of Utah who is the lead author of a study entitled Nebulizer-retrofitted drone deployment at residential construction sites will explain how water spraying drones can reduce exposure to air pollution and heat stress and as a result prevent dangerous illnesses
- Masoud Gheisari, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, University of Florida who is the lead author of Using unmanned aerial systems for automated fall hazard monitoring in high-rise construction will share how drone technology can help identifying hazards and safety issues on construction sites especially the most common and dangerous ones that are related to falls. His study focuses on the monitoring of guardrails near unprotected edges and openings in a high rise construction site. The author developed an automated fall hazard recognition system that could facilitate the recognition of guardrails in high rise construction projects.
- Yiye Xu, Civil & Construction Engineering, Oregon State University will present his study entitled A practical model for measuring and mitigating safety risks generated by using UAS in construction
Drone technology is already being used by 37% of American contractors on their job sites and more and more contractors will adopt drone technology in the future. Drones have already proven to be an inexpensive way to observe construction sites and track progress. The webinar will demonstrate that they are also fantastic tools to prevent accidents and reduce construction worker injuries and deaths.
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