Development Of Single Chip Machine Vision Technology For Hazard Detection

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DEVELOPMENT OF SINGLE-CHIP MACHINE VISION TECHNOLOGY FOR HAZARD DETECTION IN CONSTRUCTION SITES
INTRODUCTION AND JUSTIFICATION
Constructions sites are considered to be one of the most dangerous land-based work sectors on earth, with accidents and injuries considered to be an inevitable. Accidents in the construction industry hurt the moral of workers and contractors as well as being costly for all parties involved. Various safety measures have been implemented to reduce the occurrence of injuries as well as minimising risk of injury when the accidents happen, in an effort to transition the construction industry to a zero injury work environment. In Australia the concerted effort has already begun with mandatory safety training required before being allowed to commence work on construction sites. Safe work Australia still reports that Construction workers are 70% more likely to make serious claims than average and “A serious claim is a workers’ compensation claim for an incapacity that results in a total absence from work of one working week or more” (Safe Work Australia , 2014). Safe work Australia Collected data from the construction industry between 2008-2013 period and found the main causes of injury and fatalities industry can mainly be categorized into
Main causes of injury
• Body stressing 37%
• Falls, trips and slips 28%
• Hit by moving objects 14%
Main causes of fatalities
• Falls from a height 28%
• Vehicle incidents 16%
• Contact with electricity

FIGURE 1- SERIOUS…
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