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  • 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, goals and... 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. Find out more about the Roofing r2p Partnership and all of the products developed under this... 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. 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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