Ensuring Safety by Insuring the Technology of a Safe Work Environment

HoistCam ArticlesConstruction Safety, Crane Accidents, Crane Safety, HoistCam

Beware of those who seek to revise history by erasing or rewriting it altogether. This rule applies to the study of history, as well as the history of a subject such as consumer or construction safety. Indeed, for all the safety features that are now standard features in automobiles, from airbags and anti-lock brakes to seatbelts and side impact beams: If we … Read More

September 26 is Situational Awareness Day

Chris Machut

Stay Alert HoistCam Traffic Sign

Every year, September 26th is Situational Awareness Day.  On this day, we are all encouraged to focus on our own personal safety and for those around us.  Situational awareness can be thought of as being mindful of our surroundings and those that are around us. In turn, increasing our situational awareness helps us make better and more informed decisions in virtually … Read More

The Necessity of Crane Safety

HoistCam ArticlesBuilding Safety, Construction, Construction Safety, Crane Accidents, Crane Safety, HoistCam, Steel

Crane Accident at Jacob Javits Convention Center

Building evacuations may look orderly, but that does not mean they are free of disorder and an atmosphere of fear. Picture having to evacuate a building in New York City, on the 17th anniversary of 9/11, because of a dropped beam from a crane. Picture the effects of this accident near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in which a … Read More

HoistCam Factsheet on Industrial Grade Monitoring Solution Factsheet by Purdue University

Chris Machut

Purdue Emerging Construction Technologies

Purdue University’s Construction Engineering & Management creates factsheet about Netarus’ HoistCam. Abstract (from Purdue) Safety and productivity are top priorities for contractors and industrial operations. Improving either makes a company more profitable and competitive. Technology advancements that can do both are important for every company to consider. HoistCamTM industrial-grade video monitoring solutions can improve employees’ productivity and workplace safety in the … Read More

ENR – With an Eye Already in the Sky, Crane Camera Goes Big Data

Chris Machut

February 1, 2017 – From Engineering News-Record (ENR) It started simple enough: a wireless camera mounted on the hook block of a tower crane, allowing the operator in the cab to see the rigger on the ground and the area around the hook. But just a few years later, Netarus’ HoistCam is part of a method to generate point-cloud images … Read More