Sheet metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association


New SmartMarket Report highlights emerging trends in safety

Feb 26, 2018

The new SmartMarket Report, titled Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017, explores the safety-related practices and emerging trends that are making a positive impact on the construction industry today.

SMACNA was a research partner on the report, which contains information on safety cultures, prevention through design (PtD), building information modeling (BIM), mobile technology and tools, virtual reality, and more. The report is based on surveys of 334 contractors and 108 architects and was prepared by Dodge Data & Analytics.

Key findings include: 

  • A continuing shift toward engaging jobsite workers in safety programs. 

  • Increasing evidence for the relationship between safety-related investments and improved project outcomes. 

  • Toolbox talks continue to be the most effective means of communicating with jobsite workers about safety.

In addition, Donna Laquidara-Carr, research director with Dodge Data & Analytics, will provide an overview of the SmartMarket Report at SMACNA’s Council of Chapter Representatives Meeting in Boston in June. 

Her discussion will focus on the findings, case studies, graphs, and tables that present a wealth of information to assist companies in understanding the pros and cons of how safety interacts with the processes and technology used in the construction industry today. 

For more information, contact Mike McCullion, SMACNA director of safety and market sectors, at ( / (703) 995-4027).