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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.

Please be aware that the webinar platform only supports 1000 people attending live, however everyone who registers for an event will automatically receive the recording.

 

Upcoming CPWR Webinars:

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT: COVID-19 Webinar Series. COVID-19 -- Data-Driven Insights on Job Site Activity (1 hour)
Presented by:
G. Scott Earnest, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.P., Associate Director for Construction, the Office of Construction Safety and Health, NIOSH
Chris Cain, CIH, CPWR Executive Director
Kristopher Lengieza, Senior Director, Business Development at Procore

COVID-19 has changed the construction landscape. As part of our collective efforts to keep the construction industry informed and up-to-date, CPWR and NIOSH will be hosting a bimonthly webinar series on topics related to COVID-19. In our inaugural episode, receive updates from NIOSH and CPWR and hear from Procore about data-driven insights on recent construction job site activity that can help industry stakeholders and economists analyze trends, debate potential courses of action, and decide on the best path forward as construction work picks up throughout the United States.  Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for Q&A. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please do so at registration.

Register here

 

Past Webinars by Topic:

COVID-19

  • COVID-19 and the Construction Industry
    CPWR – The Center for Construction Research & Training (CPWR) and The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) are pleased to co-host this timely webinar.
    Presenters include:
    Dr. John Howard, Director, NIOSH, and Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    G. Scott Earnest, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.P., Acting Director for the Office of Construction Safety and Health, NIOSH
    Chris Cain, CIH, CPWR Executive Director
    Alex Kopp, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, National Maintenance Agreements Policy Cmte. (NMAPC), The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020.  The information in this webinar was accurate at the time of the presentation.
    Play Recording        Download Presentation       Q&A - coming soon

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

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

Ergonomics

  • Evaluation of Trunk and Arm Support Exoskeletons for Construction
    Presented by: Dr. Carisa Harris, Assist. Professor UC San Francisco/Berkeley; Director UC Ergonomics Research Program, 
    and Dr. Maury Nussbaum, Professor Virginia Tech; Director Occupational Biomechanics & Ergonomics Program  
    Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
    Play Recording       Download Presentation
  • 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

  • Fall Prevention & Protection in the Roofing Industry
    Introduction by: Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction
    Panel Presenters:
    Thomas Shanahan, CAE, VP Enterprise Risk Management and Executive Education, National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
    Harry Dietz, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, NRCA
    Rich Trewyn, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, NRCA
    Thursday, April 16th, 2020
    Play Recording        Download Presentation           Q&A with the NRCA & OSHA
  • Fall Protection Q&A Panel
    Introduction by: G. Scott Earnest, Acting Director for the Office of Construction Safety and Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Panel Presenters:
    Thom Kramer, PE, CSP, LJB Inc. Principal & Z359 Accredited Standards Committee Chairman;
    Dan Henn, VP of Operations at Reliance Fall Protection, Vice-Chairman of the ANSI/ASSP Z359 & Chairman of the Z359.14 Subgroup; 
    Adam Rubin, Senior Corporate Safety Manager with Zachry Group, member of the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Accredited Standards Committee & Vice-Chairman of the Z359.14 Subgroup; 
    Cory Gaye, Chair of ACIG’s Infrastructure Safety Peer Group, and active end user voice at the Z359 and Z359.14 subcommittee meetings
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
    Play Recording       Download Presentation
  • 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

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

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

  • Opioid Use & Worksite Overdose Fatalities in the Construction Industry: A Look at the Data & CPWR Resources & Efforts
    Presented by: Chris Trahan Cain, CPWR Executive Director and Sue Dong, Director of CPWR’s Data Center
    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 
    Play Recording             Download Presentation
  • 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
    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
    Play Recording             Download Presentation
  • 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, 2016
    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

Tools & Resources

  • Lessons from a Contractor: How to Use and Apply CPWR Resources
    Presented by: Travis Watson, Subcontractor Safety Programs Manager, UCOR
    Tuesday, November 19th
    Play Recording           Download Presentation
  • 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

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

Trenching

  • Increasing Awareness of Factors that Influence Trench Safety
    Moderator: Eileen Betit, CPWR’s Research to Practice (r2p) Director
    Presenters:
    Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction
    Joe Wise, Regional Customer Training Manager at United Rentals Trench Safety
    Dr. Alan Echt, Sr. Industrial Hygienist, NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health
    Thursday, May 28th, 2020
    Play Recording         Download Presentation

 

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

Work Zone Safety

  • Virtual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents - Q&A Panel
    Introduction by: G. Scott Earnest, Acting Director for the Office of Construction Safety and Health, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Panel Moderator: Brad Sant, Sr. Vice President, ARTBA
    Panelists:
    David Fosbroke, Statistician, NIOSH Division of Safety Research
    Travis Parsons, Associate Director of Occupational Safety & Health, Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America
    Jerral Wyer, (retired), Director of Occupational Safety and Health, Texas Department of Transportation
    David Dostaler, Vice President of Safety, Kraemer North America, LLC
    Monday, April 20, 2020
    Play Recording             Download Presentation