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Safety technology uptake slow in construction


Technology is increasingly being used to improve safety and efficiency on construction sites, but moves to introduce connected equipment and other resources often face barriers.


Lack of data proving the benefits of technology, costs, privacy concerns and difficulties in changing entrenched practices have limited uptake of the devices, experts say.


But given the risk of grave injuries and death among construction workers, the number of technology-based safety applications is multiplying, they say.


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