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Wednesday, October 30th at 2:00pm Eastern: Mortality of older construction and craft workers employed at U.S. Department of Energy nuclear sites
Presented by: Dr. John Dement, Professor Emeritus, Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at Duke University School of Medicine
During this 30 minute webinar followed by Q&A, updated mortality analyses of a cohort of over 24,000 Building Trades National Medical Screening Program (BTMed) participants enrolled between 1998 and 2016 will be presented. Overall mortality results will be discussed with particular attention given to deaths due to respiratory diseases and cancers. 

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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! 
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.



•  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)



•  Moving research into practice to improve jobsite safety climate and safety outcomes: The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) training program (July 2019)




  Trends of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Interventions in the Construction Industry








October 2019


  New QDR Shows Sharp Decrease in Employer-Reported
  Work-Related MSDs, but Self-Reported MSDs RemainedFlat                                                                                                                      


Foundations For Safety Leadership (FSL) 

Now available in Spanish!


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