A world leader in construction safety and health research and training
  • Construction workers are one of the segments of the U.S. population opioids have hit hardest -- recent state-level studies of show they are six to seven times more likely to die of an opioids overdose than workers in other professions. The new Quarterly Data Report looks at opioids use in construction, including overdoses on a job site, prevalence of prescribed opioid use and drug abuse, and the association of work-related injuries with prescription opioid use. Read the 2019 - 4th... Read More

  • 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

  • IMPACT cards document how CPWR research projects are improving workers', contractors', and other stakeholders' awareness of hazards; they also describe how the industry is using interventions to reduce illness and injuries on construction jobsites. The newest cards look at spray polyurethane foam in a health care setting and safety culture, while previous ones cover topics such as ladder safety, mast climbers, nail guns, and overhead drilling.  All are available as free, downloadable... Read More

  • CPWR has used our research and information from other trusted sources to create infographics that raise awareness of occupational hazards and their solutions in an accessible format. Available in both English and Spanish, these infographics address crucial issues such as preventing falls, noise protection, and winter safety, and the latest additions examine lightning protection, RF radiation safety, and use of solvents. All materials are available for free and can be downloaded for use in... 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

  • 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