[Daily Commercial News] Sixty contractors in Ontario are taking part in a 12-month pilot testing the merits of a digital tool developed to quickly prepare control plans to mitigate the potential health risks of overexposure to crystalline silica. The proprietary software tool evaluates the conditions of a construction site and provides a contractor with an exposure control plan based on an algorithm of stored data from thousands of different construction projects in B.C. where silica has been an issue.
“It gives them an estimate on how exposed they are…and how to complete the task safely,” says Ammar Kavazovic, director of programs and initiatives at the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA).
“Anyone who has tried it is aware of how powerful it is.”