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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 at 2:00pm ET: Using Partnerships to Advance Safety & Health in Construction
Presented by: Jessica Bunting, MPH, Assistant Director of Research to Practice, CPWR and Eileen Betit, Director of Research to Practice, CPWR

CPWR has successfully used a number of different partnership structures to work with researchers, government representatives, industry associations, manufacturers, unions, contractors, and other industry stakeholders, allowing us to advance the development and use of safer equipment and work practices – research to practice or r2p. During this hour-long webinar, including Q&A, attendees will learn about CPWR’s partnerships and networks, tools and resources that have been developed as a result of these efforts, including the Construction Research to Practice (r2p) Partnership Toolkit, and lessons learned from our experiences.

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



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, the 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. Apply now! 

Controlling Exposure to Spray Polyurethane Foam in a Healthcare Setting

This newly developed CPWR IMPACT card focuses on the success of a contractor-research team partnership in an effort to control hazardous exposure during application of spray polyurethane foam.


Leadership Skills to create a strong jobsite safety climate

This newly developed CPWR IMPACT card focuses on the Foundation for Safety Leadership (FSL) program. 

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.

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.



•  Embedded Safety Communication System for Robust Hazard Perception of Individuals in Work Zones (November 2019)
•  Effect of hollow bit local exhaust ventilation on respirable quartz dust concentrations during concrete drilling (October 2019)
  Mortality of Older Construction and Craft Workers Employed at Department of Energy Nuclear Sites: Follow‐up Through 2016 (October 2019)
•  A training intervention to improve frontline construction leaders’ safety leadership practices & overall jobsite safety climate (September 2019)
•  Leadership skills for strengthening jobsite safety climate (September 2019)
•  Moving research into practice to improve jobsite safety climate and safety outcomes: The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) 
   (September 2019)



•  Summary Report: Research to Practice (r2p) In Construction: Science, Strategies & Partnerships to Advance Safety & Health, June 2015 – June 2019  (October 2019)




  Trends of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Interventions in the Construction Industry








November 2019


  Best Built Plans Adds New Resources To Prevent MSDs                                                                                                                      


Foundations For Safety Leadership (FSL) 

Now available in Spanish!


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