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Thursday, September 26th at 1:00pm Eastern: An Overview of Health Hazards Associated with the Aftermath of Hurricanes
Presented by Mike Kassman, Director, OSHA and Disaster Response Training, CPWR

Our country has experienced a number of severe hurricanes and other natural disasters over the last couple decades.  In response, CPWR operates a Disaster Response Training program with NABTU that prepares skilled construction workers to safely use their skills in support of disaster response efforts, restoring essential services and removing hazards without interfering with the vital activities of first responders.  We also collaborated with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) National Clearinghouse to create a Disaster Preparedness App (available on Google and Apple) that provides easy access to training tools and health and safety guidance for those involved in disaster response and cleanup activities following a variety of catastrophic events. 

Learn more about these training resources and how to prepare for working in emergency situations such as hurricanes in this 20 minute webinar followed by Q&A. Register Here.

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



The NEW 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.  Find out more, including how to apply, here
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.



•  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)
•  Essential Elements for Effective Safety and Health Education in Postsecondary Construction Career
   Technical Education (August 2019)
•  Heat‐related deaths among construction workers in the United States (August 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 Fall Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry








September 2019


  New Award Recognizes Innovative Safety Interventions                                                                                                                      


Foundations For Safety Leadership (FSL) 

Now available in Spanish!


Click HERE  for descriptions and links to more recently developed CPWR programs.


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