Toolbox Talk: Mobile – Smart Phone Distraction
It is estimated at the end of 2012 there were 5 billion mobile phone users worldwide. “Can you hear me now?,” the catchphrase used by Verizon, has become part of our culture.
Mobile phone use has expanded into every activity in our lives, from emergency communication to picking products from a grocery shelf. It sometimes seems people have no idea what to do with a spare moment other than make a mobile phone call, send a text or check Face Book.
Whether you are in the presence of a user or you use a mobile or smart phone personally, using the phone is a significant distraction. Being distracted while driving, while operating tools and equipment, when walking across the street, when in public or at work, increases the risk of injuries and crashes.
Researchers have compared the level of distraction to a blood alcohol level of 0.08. Research also has shown that a mobile phone conversation or texting while driving is a greater distraction than conversing with a passenger. Drivers “reacted significantly slower to unexpected events in the first two minutes of the phone conversation and are, for a large part of the conversation, unaware of traffic movements around them.”
Many states have banned the use of mobile/smart phones without a hands-free device. Although that may help a little, the distraction is still present. Your best bet is to pull over to the side of the road or pull into a parking lot if you must have the conversation.
Additionally, never utilize your mobile phone out on a construction project site. Step away from the construction site to a quiet area free of hazards to make the call, send a text or to check Face Book.
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