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CPWR's Informational Webinar Series

CPWR hosts regular webinars on a variety of topics including current research, new efforts and trends in occupational safety & health, and training programs. The following is a list of upcoming webinar events. To register, click on the event link and select register (as opposed to join now). Space is limited for all events, so we encourage you to register in advance.  Further instructions will be provided when your registration is confirmed. If you have any questions about our webinar topics or how to register for an event, contact Jessica Bunting at jbunting@cpwr.com or 301-495-8515.

 

Upcoming CPWR Webinars:

Tuesday, November 19th at 2:00pm Eastern: Lessons from a Contractor: How to Use and Apply CPWR Resources
Presented by: Libby Gilley, Integrated Safety Management System Program Lead
In this 30 minute webinar, you will hear from UCOR representative Libby Gilley about how their company has utilized and built off of CPWR resources, training programs, and campaigns in order to improve the safety and health of their workers. UCOR is a contractor that provides safe, cost-effective and innovative solutions to support environmental cleanup for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management. Some of the CPWR resources they have used include Foundations for Safety Leadership Training, online webinars, and the Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT). The webinar presentation will be followed by Q&A.

Click here to register.

 

Past Webinars by Topic:

Ergonomics

  • Safety Voice for Ergonomics – a Research to Practice Example in the Masonry Trade
    Presented by: Dan Anton, Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Eastern Washington University,
    Jennifer Hess, Research Associate, University of Oregon,
    Dave Wysocki, IMTEF North Central Regional Director, National Safety Director. Internal Facilitator, Masonry r2p Partnership
    Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
    Play Recording       Download Presentation
  • Incorporating Ergonomics into a Construction Safety Management Program
    Presented by: Ann Marie Dale, Associate Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019
    Play Recording       Download Presentation
  • Best built plans: preventing injury & improving productivity by reducing manual materials handling
    Presented by: Eileen Betit, Research to Practice (r2p) Director, CPWR, Gary Gustafson, Training Director, CPWR, and John Strand, Social Marketing Consultant
    Wednesday July 25th, 2018
    Play Recording       Download Presentation
  • Health and Safety Considerations for Powered Hand-tools Used in Construction
    Presented by: Mark Geiger MS, MSE, CIH, CSP – U.S. Naval Safety Center; Chuck Hayden MS, PE  – NIOSH, Division of Applied Research and Technology;
    & Tom McDowell, PhD  –  NIOSH, Health Effects Laboratory Division
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
    Play Recording

Falls & The National Fall Prevention Campaign

  • Trends of Fall Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry
    Presented by: Sue Dong, Director of CPWR's Data Center and Jessica Bunting, Assistant Director of CPWR's r2p Program
    This 45-minute webinar provides a review of the new CPWR Quarterly Data Report on fall injuries in construction. 
    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
    Play Recording       Download Presentation        Related Articles     The National Falls Campaign Social Network Analysis - Executive Summary
  • 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 
    Thursday, June 27th, 2019
    NOTE: The presenters on this webinar are sharing their personal experience and are not offering medical advice. In the event of any workplace injury, it is important to seek treatment from a trained medical professional.
    Play Recording       Download Presentation
  • The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2019 Safety Stand-Down
    Presented by: Scott Earnest, Deputy Director for the Office of Construction Safety and Health, and Coordinator for the Construction Sector at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Scott Ketcham, Acting Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction
    Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
    Play Recording       Download Presentation
  • The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down
    Presented by: Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
    Christine Branche, Ph.D, Principal Associate Director, NIOSH, and Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
    Scott Ketcham, Deputy Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction
    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
    Play Recording       Download Presentation
  • CPWR Quarterly Data Report: Fall Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry
    Presented by: Sue Dong, Director, CPWR Data Center; Gavin West, CPWR Research Analyst; and Jessica Bunting, CPWR Program Associate
    Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
    Play Recording
  • The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2017 Safety Stand-Down
    Presented by:Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
    Christine Branche, Ph.D, Principal Associate Director, NIOSH, and Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
    Dean McKenzie, Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction
    Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
    Play Recording     
  • The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction:  Get Ready to Stand-Down to Launch the 5th Year of the Campaign
    Presenters: Pete Stafford, Executive Director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
    Christine Branche, Ph.D, Principal Associate Director, NIOSH, and Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
    Dean McKenzie, Deputy Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction
    Tuesday, February 16th 2016
    Play Recording

Nanotechnology

  • Update on Nanomaterials in Construction: Epidemiology, Exposures, and Awareness
    Presented by: Bruce Lippy, Director, Safety Research at CPWR, Gavin West, Research Analyst at CPWR, and Laura Boatman, Project Coordinator, SBCTC
    Thursday, December 13th, 2018
    Play Recording             Download Presentation
  • Working Safely with Nanomaterials in Construction
    Presented by: Bruce Lippy, Director, Safety Research at CPWR and Gavin West, Research Analyst at CPWR
    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
    Play Recording

Silica

  • Protecting Workers in Enclosed Cabs from Silica Exposure: Leveraging Research from the Mining Industry
    Presented by: Joe Coble and Patricia Downs, OSHA's Directorate of Standards & Guidance, and Andy Cecala, NIOSH Mining Division
    Wednesday, Oct. 18th 2017
    Play Recording                Download Presentation
  • New Silica in Construction Training from the California State Building Trades
    Presented by: Laura Boatman, Project Coordinator, SBCTC
    Wednesday, July 26th 2017
    Play Recording
  • Understanding & Implementing the New Construction Silica Standard
    Presented by: David O’Connor, OSHA's Directorate of Standards & Guidance, Chris Trahan, CPWR Deputy Director, and Eileen Betit, CPWR r2p Director 
    Thursday, May 19th, 2016
    Play Recording      

Other Inhalation & Skin Exposures

  • Assessment and control of exposures to ISOCYANATES in industrial coating applications
    Presented by: Dhimiter Bello, ScD, MSc; Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Thursday, March 21st, 2019
    Play Recording
  • Assessment and control of exposure to reactive chemicals in construction: Spray polyurethane foam applications (SPF)
    Presented by: Dhimiter Bello, ScD, MSc; Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Wednesday, June 28th 2017
    Play Recording
  • Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation: Learn About Our New Awareness Program for the Construction Industry
    Presented by: Tom Shanahan, Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management, National Roofing Contractors Association
    Keith J. Vitkovich, Executive Director, Roofers & Waterproofers Research and Education Joint Trust Fund
    Eileen Betit, Director, Research to Practice (r2p), CPWR
    Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
    Play Recording
  • COPD among Construction Workers: Case-Control Study Results
    Presented by: John M. Dement, PhD, CIH
    Wednesday, October 14th 2015
    Play Recording

​​Safety Climate/Culture

  • Using the Foundations For Safety Leadership (FSL) to Enhance Jobsite Safety - Now Available in Spanish
    Presented by: Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson, Associate Professor; University of Colorado Boulder
    Thursday, October 25th, 2018
    Play Recording             En Español              Download Presentation   
  • Assessment of contractor safety (ACES) through prequalification organizational surveys
    Presented by: Jack Dennerlein, Professor, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
    Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
    Play Recording              Download Presentation
  • Tools for a Successful Workplace Safety & Health Program
    Presented by: Andrew Levinson, Deputy Director, OSHA Directorate of Standards & Guidance
    Linda Goldenhar, Director, Evaluation & Research, CPWR
    Tom Shanahan, Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management, National Roofing Contractors Association, and Keith J. Vitkovich, Executive Director, Roofers & Waterproofers Research and Education Joint Trust Fund
    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
    CPWR is proud to be a partner in OSHA’s Safe Workplace + Sound Business Campaign – a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs. Learn about the Campaign and new tools and features of two popular CPWR resources that you can use to improve safety on your jobsites during this 1-hour webinar.  
    Play Recording                 Download Presentation
  • New Foundations for Safety Leadership OSHA-30 Module
    Presented by: Linda M. Goldenhar, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation at CPWR, and Annette Braam, Assistant Director, Training Programs, Directorate of Training and Education, OSHA
    Thursday, January 19th 2017
    Play Recording
  • Safety management and safety culture in the construction industry
    Presented by: Sue Dong, Director, CPWR Data Center
    Thursday, November 17th, 2016
    Play Recording
  • New Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) & S-CAT Website: Tools to Self-Assess & Improve Your Company’s Jobsite Safety Climate
    Presented by: Linda M. Goldenhar, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation at CPWR
    Wednesday, October 19th, 2106
    Play Recording
  • Building a Safety Culture: Improving Safety and Health Management in the Construction Industry
    Presented by: Stephen A. Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research, Dodge Data & Analytics 
    Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
    Play Recording
  • Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) Course: Improve Safety Leadership and Safety Climate
    Presented by: Linda Goldenhar, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation at CPWR
    Wednesday, March 17th, 2016
    Play Recording

Noise

  • New Training Program: Construction Noise & Hearing Loss Prevention
    Presented by: Gary Gustafson, Director of the Environmental Hazards Training Program at CPWR and Eileen Betit, Director of Research to Practice at CPWR.
    Thursday, April 26th, 2018
    Play Recording      Download Presentation

Prevention through Design

  • Applying Prevention through Design (PtD) to Solar Systems in Small Buildings
    Presented by: Dr. Hyun Woo “Chris” Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management, University of Washington and Dr. John Gambatese, Professor, Oregon State University
    Wednesday, December 13th 2017
    Play Recording  A summary of Key Findings and a full report on this project are also available.
  • Incorporating Informational Technology Into Creating Innovative Construction Products
    Presented by: Chris Le, Program Manager, Safety and Health Research & Babak Memarian, Director, Exposure Control Technologies Research
    Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
    Play Recording  NOTE: The first two minutes of this recording were cut off. This short transcript reviews what was discussed during that time.
  • Near Miss Information Visualization Tool in BIM for Construction Safety
    Presented by: Eric Marks, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama
    Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
    Play Recording
  • Health and Safety Risk Reductions Using Pre-fabricated Concrete Formwork Systems
    Presented by: Chris Le, Program Manager, Safety and Health Research & Babak Memarian, Director, Exposure Control Technologies Research
    Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
    Play Recording

Weather Conditions

  • An Overview of Health Hazards Associated with the Aftermath of Hurricanes
    Presented by: Mike Kassman, Director, OSHA and Disaster Response Training, CPWR
    Thursday, September 27th, 2019
    Play Recording             Download Presentation
  • Cold Weather Solutions
    Presented by: Chris Le, Program Manager, Safety and Health Research & Babak Memarian, Director, Exposure Control Technologies Research
    Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
    Play Recording 
  • Cooling Clothing & PPE to Prevent Heat-related Injuries
    Presented by: Babak Memarian, Director, Exposure Control Technologies Research & Chris Le, Program Manager, Safety and Health Research
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
    Play Recording

Training

  • Safe Students, Safe Workers: Construction Safety Programs in Post-Secondary Career Technical Education
    Presented by: Diane Bush, MPH, Program Coordinator Labor Occupational Health Program, University of California, Berkeley, CA and Andrew Wermes, Consultant for Skilled & Technical Sciences, Iowa Department of Education
    Wednesday, September 27th 2017
    Play Recording
  • Lessons from a Construction Safety Trainer: Using CPWR Web Resources to Enhance your Instruction
    Presented by:  Dean Beaver, Lead instructor for CPWR's Hazardous Waste Program & Hammer's Respiratory Protection Program
    Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
    Play Recording
  • ICRA Training, Meeting the Needs of Working in Healthcare Construction
    Presented by: Gary Gustafson, Director of the Environmental Hazards Training Program at CPWR
    Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
    Play Recording
  • Hazard Communication Training for Construction Workers – Resources for Trainers
    Presented by: Don Ellenberger, Director, Hazardous Waste Training Program
    Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
    Play Recording

Construction Industry Data Analyses

  • 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
    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
    Play Recording             Download Presentation
  • Nonstandard Work Arrangements in the U.S. Construction Industry 
    Presented by: Rebecca Jackson, MPH, Data Center Assistant Director at CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
    Play Recording            Quarterly Data Report
  • Fatality Rates in Construction Vary 3-Fold: Do OSHA and Workers’ Compensation Play a Role?
    Presented by: Wayne B. Gray, Professor of Economics, Clark University and Executive Director, Boston Federal Statistical Research Data Center, and John Mendeloff, Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
    Play Recording             Download Presentation
  • A Review of CPWR’s 6th Edition Construction Chart Book 
    Presented by: CPWR’S Data Center: Sue Dong, Director; Wen Wang, Sr. Research Associate; and Rebecca Katz, Research Assistant
    Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
    Play Recording        Download Presentation
  • Review of Dodge Data & Analytics Report: Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017
    Presented by: Donna Laquidara-Carr, Director of Industry Insights Research at Dodge
    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
    Play Recording.
  • Quarterly Data Report: Electrocutions and Prevention in the Construction Industry
    Presented by: Dr. Wen Wang, Sr. Research Associate and Rebecca Katz, Research Assistant of CPWR’s Data Center, and Chris Le, Program Manager of CPWR’s Construction Solutions project
    Wednesday, November 15th 2017
    Play Recording               Download Presentation
  • CPWR’s Third Quarterly Data Report: Fatal and nonfatal injuries among construction trades between 2003 and 2014
    Presented by: Julie Largay, Research Analyst at CPWR's Data Center
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
    Play Recording
  • Temporary Workers in Construction
    Presented by: Sue Dong, Director, CPWR Data Center, & Wen Wang, Sr Research Associate, CPWR Data Center
    Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
    Play Recording

Tools & Resources

  • A Look at CPWR’s Spanish Language Materials & Resources
    Presented by: Kathy Tolentino-Gonzalez, Program Assistant, Research to Practice (r2p)
    Wednesday, August 21st at 2:00pm Eastern​​
    Play Recording (English)           Play Recording (Spanish)           Download Presentation (English)            Download Presentation (Spanish)
  • Predicting Exposure to Hazards Using the Exposure Control Database
    Presented by: Dr. Babak Memarian, Director of Exposure Control Technologies Research at CPWR and Sara Brooks, Industrial Hygienist, CPWR
    Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 
    Play Recording           Download Presentation
  • New Construction Safety & Health Network
    Presented by: Jessica Bunting, Program Associate, Research to Practice, CPWR
    Thursday, May 24th, 2018
    Play Recording

Communicating Safety & Health Issues

  • Where do you get your information? A survey of occupational safety and health practitioners
    Presented by: Clayton Sinyai, Communication Research Manager
    Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
    Play Recording