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  • The second annual Safe + Sound Week will be held Aug. 13-19, 2018. The event is part of the overall Safe + Sound Campaign - 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. Throughout this week, organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core... Read More

  • One of the challenges facing women in the construction industry is finding personal protective equipment (PPE) that fits properly. Oversized protective clothing can lead to tripping hazards or get caught in machinery and result in a serious injury. Poorly fitted fall protection harnesses may lead to other injuries or may not be effective in the event of a fall. CPWR has aggregated this list of examples of commercially-available PPE has been compiled to help employers and women in the... Read More

  • The sixth edition of The Construction Chart Book – The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers continues to present the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues, plus much more all in one place. This NEW edition not only offers on-demand access to the charts and data, but also includes interactive features that enhance the user’s experience. Users... Read More

  • Developed by CPWR researchers, construction workers, OSHA outreach trainers, safety and health professionals, and other subject matter experts, the 2.5-hour Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) module was formally released by OSHA as a 30-hour elective module in January 2017. Many small and large employers have also incorporated the FSL into their on-going safety training efforts.  The FSL training provides construction foremen and other lead workers with the skills... 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

  • The Safety Climate Assessment Tool for Small Contractors (S-CATSC) is designed to help small construction company employers and their employees assess and improve their jobsite safety climate. In addition, employer and employee S-CATSC responses shared with CPWR are being compiled to identify and develop materials and resources for small construction contractors to use to strengthen their company’s safety climate. Learn more about this newly developed tool for small... Read More