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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.


Construction Research to Practice (r2p) Partnership Toolkit

A research to practice, or r2p, partnership is a collaborative effort among stakeholders to identify and solve safety and health problems by promoting the use of available research-based solutions and identifying new research needs.

Latino Construction Worker Resources Collection

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries for all workers in the United States, but Latino workers in particular have higher work-related fatality rates and are more likely than non-Latino construction workers to suffer work-related injuries, including those severe enough to cause lost workdays. Latino construction workers also lack access to health care coverage and have significantly lower rates of workers compensation coverage compared to white, non-Latino construction workers (Dong 2007).

Quarterly Report: Employment Trends and Projections in Construction

This CPWR Quarterly Data Report, the first of its kind, describes the findings on the recovery of construction employment since the recent economic downturn and employment projections for the coming years.

Choose Hand Safety!

Hand injuries including cuts, strained muscles and tendons, damaged nerves, skin disorders, and burns can impact the quality of work, productivity, and even end careers. CPWR’s new website,, raises awareness of the risks and how to prevent hand injuries, including what to look for when choosing hand tools and gloves. Training materials, such as presentations, toolbox talks, and handouts, are readily accessible for use in the classroom and on the job.

The 5th Edition Construction Chart Book

The fifth edition of The Construction Chart Book presents 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.

This new edition features more charts and topics not covered in previous editions, such as green construction, employment projects, unemployment and re-employment rates, and risks of falls, MSDs, respiratory hazards, and hearing loss by trades.

New Study Examines the Safety Culture Spectrum in the Construction Industry

Produced by Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with CPWR, United Rentals, and 12 other supporting and contributing organizations, this study examines the wider use of safety management practices in the construction industry and more frequently achieved benefits for contractors at the high and low ends of the safety culture spectrum.

Access the press release.