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Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 1:00pm EDT: What Happens After a Fall is Arrested?: Suspension Trauma and the Importance of Having a Rescue Plan
Presented by: 
Mike Kassman, Training Specialist, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research & Training
Chad Riddleberger, Captain and Technical Rescue Team Lead with Roanoke Fire-EMS, Adjunct Instructor with VA Department of Fire Programs, and Instructor with Spec Rescue International
Even when contractors and workers take steps to prevent them, falls can still occur. So what happens after a worker falls and is saved by their personal fall arrest system? Hanging in a harness too long can lead to orthostatic intolerance and suspension trauma, and there isn’t always time to wait for emergency services to respond. It’s critical that employers train and provide for fall rescue. Learn more from our experts about suspension trauma, rescue plans, solutions for self- and assisted-rescue, and the importance of training. This webinar will last between 1 and 1.5 hours including Q&A.
Register Here.

For a full list of past event recordings, visit our Informational Webinar Series page.


Disaster Preparedness App.  CPWR and NABTU operate a Disaster Response Training program that prepares building trades men and women to safely work in disaster sites, restoring essential services and removing hazards without interfering with the vital activities of first responders. This app provides ready access to information a variety of emergency situations, including hurricanes. Available on Google and Apple.
Safety Voice in Ergonomics (SAVE) is a free training program designed to teach masonry brick and block apprentices problem solving skills and ergonomics. Learn more about the program and access all of the training components here.

A Controlled Comparison of 2 Concrete Drilling Methods: Concrete Dust, Vibration & Noise

Available in English and Spanish, this video shows the comparison performance of pneumatic and electric drills of similar mass during concrete drilling, and the different levels of dust generated during the work.


Now available in Spanish!

The Safety Climate Assessment Tool for Small Contractors (S-CAT SC) is designed to help small construction company employers and their employees assess and improve their jobsite safety climate.


Available in English and Spanish, this video– developed by the Roofing r2p Partnership (National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the United Union of Roofers and Waterproofers & Allied Workers) – focuses on ladder safety during roofing work and shows how the free National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) ladder safety app can help.

    The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls is happening May 6th - 10th.  Will you be participating? Learn more and get materials at 
2019 marks the third year of OSHA's Safe + Sound Campaign, a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs.  Learn more here.



• A baseline for evaluating ergonomic interventions for Construction Glass and Glazing Work (June 2019)
Exposure to airborne nano-titanium dioxide during airless spray painting and sanding (April 2019)
The Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT): A rubric-based approach to measuring construction safety climate (April 2019)



•  Ergonomic Back Injury Risk Factors in Construction Glass and Glazing Work (June 2019)
•  TRU-Net Noise Survey for Workers (Apprenticeship & Journey-level Trainees) Survey Results (May 2019)
•  Exploring Potential Methods to Evaluate Impact and Outcomes of Construction Safety and Health Research (April 2019)
•  CPWR r2p Concept Mapping Report (April 2019)




Nonstandard work arrangements in the construction industry








June 2019

Mark Your Calendar! 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down June 17-21, 2019

Foundations For Safety Leadership (FSL) 

Now available in Spanish!


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