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  • CPWR is pround to announce that we are partnership with the National Safety Council to observe this year's National Safety Month in June. The National Safety Council has been leading National Safety Month since 1996.  This annual effort focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in homes and communities.  National Safety Month is more pertinent than ever as unintentional injuries have become the third leading cause of death in the U... Read More

  • Read the most recently published Key Findings on the Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT), nanotechnology, and other research topics.  

  • This report provides recommendations for establishing Evaluation Panels to assess the r2p impact. The information in this report is based on the Delphi literature review and the concept mapping project conducted in support of this study. The literature review and concept mapping report are also available.

  • SAVE, which stands for Safety Voice in Ergonomics, is a free training program designed to teach masonry brick and block apprentices problem solving skills and ergonomics. SAVE was developed over four years with the support of, and input from, the Masonry r2p Partnership, which includes the International Masonry Institute (IMI), the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC), and the International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (ICE). ... Read More

  • OSHA'S Safe + Sound Campaign is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs. These programs can help employers and workers identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving a company’s financial bottom line.  Anyone can participate in the Campaign by initiating, improving, or simply drawing attention to their workplace safety and health program.  As part of the campaign, organizations are... Read More

  • Falls are a leading cause of injury and death. This video – developed by the Roofing r2p Partnership (National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the United Union of Roofers and Waterproofers & Allied Workers, and CPWR) –  focuses on ladder safety during roofing work and shows how the free National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) ladder safety app can help. The video is also available in Spanish. Find out more about the Roofing r2p Partnership... Read More

  • This video, which is also available in Spanish, shows the comparison performance of pneumatic and electric drills of similar mass during concrete drilling, and the different levels of dust generated during the work. Learn more about the research behind concrete drilling methods and how it can reduce associated workplace hazards.

  • This Quarterly Data Report provides updated information on work arrangements in construction by analyzing data from the 2017 Contingent Worker Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS), a household survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Read the complete 2018 - 1st Quarter - Quarterly Data Report, Nonstandard work arrangements in the construction industry View all of CPWR’s Quarterly Data Reports.

  • CPWR’s media page includes press releases, fact sheets and multimedia content on safety and health topics of concern to the construction industry, and quick access to our family of websites. Construction Safety Fact Sheets The following fact sheets provide a brief overview of the hazards facing construction workers, OSHA requirements and recommendations for mitigating the hazards and protecting workers, and access to additional research and resources. AERIAL LIFTS... Read More

  • CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training and Dodge Data & Analytics have partnered on several major studies about construction safety since 2012. This Brief showcases the findings on safety best practices that emerged from two 2018 surveys conducted in May and September with the Dodge Contractor Panel. 

  • CPWR hosts regular webinars on a variety of topics including current research, new efforts and trends in occupational safety & health, and training programs. The following is a list of upcoming webinar events. To register, click on the event link and select register (as opposed to join now). Space is limited for all events, so we encourage you to register in advance.  Further instructions will be provided when your registration is confirmed. If you have any questions about... Read More