Research conducted by National Association of Women in Construction and Safe Site Check In offers insight into popular digital technologies and impact of the labor shortage and supply chain disruptions
March 10, 2022
In celebration of Women in Construction Week, theNational Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) andSafe Site Check In announced the results of the “Digital Technology in Construction: 2022” survey. Participants included 600 women throughout the United States working in the construction industry at companies with revenues between $500,000 to over $1B annually.
It's important to note that power outages can affect all types of industries and bring operations to a screeching halt, contributing to a loss in productivity, revenue and material. Some electrical failures can even increase the risks of workers facing serious or life-threatening injuries.
Compared to 10-15 years ago, companies are safer. Whether it’s tighter regulations, more awareness, enhanced experience, technology improvements or other factors, companies are doing a better job keeping their employees safe at the workplace. However, that number has plateaued over the last couple of years—the total incident rate per 100 workers has not changed significantly since 2017.
2020 was a particularly high-stress year for supply chains. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted operations and brought new hazards and health risks that companies had to consider. As businesses head into 2021, the need for change is clear.
When COVID-19 struck the global economy, it did particular damage to the food industry. Many restaurants were forced to close. Those that survived had to quickly adopt technological systems and practices that allowed for continued business.
The supply chain is a part of every industry. Businesses, manufacturing plants and factories must be operational to keep supply chains going for food, technology and all types of commerce. With COVID-19 disrupting the entire world, safety is now a top priority.
Economies all over the world are ramping back up. It would be extremely premature to say that the pandemic is over, but even COVID-19 can’t keep the wheels of production still for long. The question is, can frontline workers in essential industries, like manufacturing, return to work with confidence?
Risk management solution provides analysis for supply chain partners
June 3, 2020
Avetta, a provider of supply chain risk management, announced the company has been awarded a Gold Stevie® for Avetta Connect™: The Platform for Interconnecting Workers Across the Supply Chain. The company will be recognized at the 18th Annual American Business Awards® virtual awards ceremony on August 5. It’s the second consecutive year Avetta has been honored with a Gold Award.