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  • The 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, this new 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. Applications are due... Read More

  • This latest Quarterly Data Report (QDR) provides updated data on the characteristics of fatal and nonfatal falls among construction workers, and highlights the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction—created and launched in partnership with the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the... Read More

  • CPWR’s Small Study Program provides researchers seed money of up to $30,000 to investigate promising new research initiatives in areas like research to practice, emerging issues, safety culture, reaching high-risk sectors, and more. Many major research projects began with a small study to demonstrate their viability or test their approach, and other small studies resulted in important stand-alone projects. Learn how to apply and see the results from previous Small Studies funding.... 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, one-page summaries of CPWR Reports and peer-reviewed journal articles produced by CPWR researchers.  Recent Key Findings examine research on topics such as career and technical education, nanotechnology, safety leadership, safety pre-qualification, and workforce sustainability.  Learn more.

  • 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.

  • 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