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Latest CPWR Quarterly Data Report

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.

Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction - APPLICATION OPEN!

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 February 29.

CPWR research is making an IMPACT!

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.&n


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.

Small Studies Program Reopens

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.

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.