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  • The new Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction recognizes innovative evidence-based technologies, work practices, and programs designed to reduce or eliminate hazards that lead to injuries and pain in the construction industry. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual and administered by CPWR, the award includes a $15,000 cash prize to the winning individual or organization; in addition, one or more honorable mentions may be awarded, each with a $5,000 prize. Find out more, including... 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

  • 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

  • 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 latest Quarterly Data Report (QDR) focuses on falls, which remain the most common cause of fatal injuries in the construction industry. In 2017, 389 workers died from falls, 367 from falls to a lower level. Encouragingly, the rate of fatal falls showed signs of decreasing among roofers, the occupation with the highest risk of falls, and among construction laborers, the largest occupation in the industry. Small employers (those with fewer than 20 employees) accounted for 75%... 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