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Wearable technology for highway worker’s safety

This article was originally posted on Catalyst, January 2023.

Wearable technology could improve work-zone safety, but are highway workers on board?

Despite ongoing safety efforts, highway maintenance and operations workers have dangerous jobs. According to the Federal Highway Administration, an average of 135 highway workers loses their lives each year because of traffic incursions and limited space for maneuvering. Wearable technology embedded in work gear offers the promise of preventing injuries and deaths—and is already being used successfully in other construction fields. The big question: Would highway workers accept this technology?

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