The IBS Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS 2020 was a hub of activity. Doubling in size from last year’s debut, the Safety Zone had a full slate of programs. During Ask the Safety Pros segments, nationally recognized safety experts were available to answer tough construction safety questions, and the latest construction safety products, gear and personal protective equipment could be viewed at the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) Learning Stage.
In addition to showcasing the latest products, there were several 15-minute demonstrations on a wide range of topics, including:
- Personal Protective Equipment for Your Job: Attendees viewed and learned about common construction jobsite hazards and easy personal protective equipment safety solutions.
- Virtual Reality (VR) Safety Training: VR is being used in many ways throughout construction including giving workers the ability to learn the proper procedures safely via VR simulation.
- Dangers of Impaired Workers on the Jobsite: During this demonstration, attendees were able to try “Fatal Vision Goggles” and experience first-hand the effects of impairment from alcohol and drugs.
- Safety Top 5 Trends & Issues to Watch for in 2020: This presentation covered the five critical legal issues predicted to affect the residential construction industry this year on OSHA enforcement and job site inspections.
- Hand-Safety: More Important Than You Think: The hands are one of the most valuable tools to construction workers, yet hand safety and injury prevention are often overlooked. Attendees learned how to protect their hands with maximum comfort, dexterity and safety.
The Jobsite Safety Zone was also home to the NAHB/Builders Mutual Safety Awards for Excellence (SAFE) awards program on Tuesday afternoon where the 2019 SAFE Award Winners were recognized. The SAFE Awards honors individuals and companies that have worked to achieve exemplary safety and health programs in the residential construction industry.
Plan to visit the Jobsite Safety Zone at IBS 2021 in Orlando, February 9-11, 2021. Registration opens September 1, 2020.