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2018 Highlights: Research. Training. Service.

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. We also expanded the number and types of resources we offer in Spanish, including

Latest CPWR Quarterly Data Report

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).

What is the Safe + Sound Campaign and should you participate?

OSHA'S Safe + Sound Campaign is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs.

New Report: Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017

Once again, CPWR teamed up with Dodge Data & Analytics to survey American construction contractors about key trends and innovations in construction safety and health. Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017 is the third in a series of studies that demonstrate the financial and project benefits that contractors gain from their safety investments. It also shows the impact that new technologies, such as building information modeling (BIM), drones, and wearable devices, have on improving safety.

New: 52 Spanish Language Toolbox Talks!

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and CPWR -- The Center for Construction Research and Training recently released a collection of Safety Toolbox Talks aimed at increasing the number of safety materials available for Spanish speaking workers in construction. This collection of 52 Toolbox Talks has been available in English-only for just over two years and is widely used on construction sites across the country, with more than 100,000 downloads in the first year alone.  

CPWR's 2016 Annual Report Released

CPWR's 2016 annual report, Highlights: Expanding Our Reach is now available online. This year's annual report includes information on the new Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) module, and updates on our research and training, and service programs. The report’s focus on CPWR’s reach underscores the important role our partnerships and networks play in moving research into practice.

CPWR Presents at APHA 2015 - October 31 - November 4, Chicago, IL

APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, they strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

New & Updated Hazard Alerts Available

New Hazard Alert on Working in Cold Weather and Asbestos (updated) now available. 

Click on the Hazard Alert cards below to read more, or view the full list of CPWR's Hazard Alerts.

 

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