Kitchell joins companies reporting benefits from predictive safety analytics

Engineering News-Record, 6/27/21

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In less than a year of use, a new predictive safety method employed by Kitchell Corp. has helped the the big Phoenix-based contractor reduce injuries 25%, the company reports. Of special value is how the system allowed Kitchell to focus on the small number of its projects where the risk of accidents was concentrated. But that only happened after many adjustments in collecting the data.

The report was part of March 26 webinar held in conjunction with Newmetrix (formerly Smartvid.io), whose platform aggregates and classifies safety information while photographing (and interpreting) site conditions.

Depending on the work being done on a jobsite, said Carl McFarland, Kitchell's head of technology and venture development, the company’s top 10 highest-risk projects included some of the smaller projects, due to the nature of the work being done.

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