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  • As the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s National Construction Center, CPWR continues to engage in original safety and health research for the construction industry, with a special emphasis on turning that research into practical solutions for the job site. For example, our release of a new Exposure Control Database that enables contractors to assess potential worker exposures to lead, silica, welding fumes, and noise during different construction tasks... Read More

  •   The 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls will take place the week of May 6-10, 2019. The Stand-Down was conceived by OSHA in 2014 as part of the National Falls Campaign to raise awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction and the importance of preventing them. It’s an opportunity for employers to pause work and have a conversation with workers about fall hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies,... Read More

  • The Delphi Method is a systematic procedure that is employed to achieve a reliable consensus among a selected panel of experts. This project’s purpose was to review relevant papers and research on Delphi Panels and their potential use in assessing whether construction safety and health research findings are being used by target audiences of workers and contractors to reduce injuries and illnesses (research to practice). A secondary objective of this review was to... Read More

  • Elevators and escalators are potential sources of serious injuries and deaths to the general public and the workers that service them. This Quarterly Data Report provides updated statistics on elevator- and escalator-related fatal and nonfatal injuries using the most recent data and information on injury prevention from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII). Read the complete 2018 - 4th Quarter -... Read More

  • New winter safety infographics on working safely in cold climate weather. Download the infographic as a JPEG or PDF for use in social media, presentations, print materials, and on your website. It can also be printed and posted in central locations on job sites as reminders of the benefits of following safe  practices. *JPEG Download: To download the JPEG version, right click the word 'JPEG' underneath the infographic of your choice and click 'Save Link As' to... Read More

  • CPWR’s media page offers press releases, fact sheets and multimedia content, in addition to links to online resources that supports our mission to encourage the elimination or reduction of conditions constituting hazards to the safety or health of U.S. construction workers, and to promote the maintenance and improvement of safe and healthy working conditions for workers in the construction industry.   Construction Safety Fact Sheets The following fact sheets provide a brief... Read More

  • Desarrollado por investigadores de CPWR, trabajadores de la construcción, los capacitadores de extensión de OSHA, profesionales de seguridad y salud e otros expertos en la materia, el módulo de 2.5 horas de los Fundamentos para el Liderazgo en Seguridad (FLS) fue lanzado oficialmente por OSHA como un módulo electivo de 30 horas en enero de 2017. La formación de FLS proporciona a los capataces de la construcción y otros trabajadores ejemplares con las habilidades y la información que necesitan... Read More

  • Nail guns are an essential tool on many job sites, but each year serious injuries happen. Most nail gun injuries are puncture wounds to hands and fingers, however, more serious injuries have been fatal. It’s not just the nail gun users who are at risk. Workers and people nearby have also been injured by nails being misfired.    Research shows that it only takes a few minutes to prevent these injuries by using a safer sequential trigger option. The OSHA-NIOSH: Nail... Read More

  • 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