A software program developed by one of the country's biggest construction firms has won an industry award for its ability to enhance safety on jobsites.
The RiskX program from Suffolk won a Safety Innovation Award on Nov. 14 from the Building Trades Employers’ Association’s (BTEA), which recognizes companies who have created a new idea, device or method to increase jobsite safety. The mobile-based observation and activity tracking system allows workers to enter real-time data about project site safety trends into an app so the data can be tracked and measured.
After a year long beta test, Suffolk saw a 29% decrease in lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) and a 27% decline in Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR), while also increasing 12% of total hours worked, a spokesperson told Construction Dive.
Since its development in 2017, RiskX made further developments into technological-enabled safety by partnering with image analysis firm Newmetrixand merging its technology with the AI capabilities of Newmetrix’s solution.