From the Desk of Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director
Show Your Commitment to Safety:
Safe + Sound Week 2018
CPWR is proud to partner with OSHA for Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Will you join us August 13-19, 2018 to help make your worksite Safe + Sound?
I hope you will join CPWR, OSHA, and organizations inside and outside the construction sector by marking the week with events and activities showcasing core elements of an effective safety and health program, such as management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards. Visit OSHA's Safe + Sound Week website to get ideas on how to celebrate the week in your workplace and to register your organization as a Safe + Sound Week participant, and check out CPWR's Safe + Sound page for construction-specific resources and to order free Safe + Sound hardhat stickers for use at your event!
TOOLS FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH
New Construction Safety & Health Network
In May, CPWR launched a new online Construction Safety & Health Network to provide a hub for industry stakeholders, researchers, trainers, and safety & health professionals can to share research findings and solutions with their individual networks, as well as to connect on safety and health topics of mutual interest. Users do not need to register to take advantage of this new resource, but those that do will be able to receive notices when information is posted on topics of interest. CLICK HERE to find the latest construction safety and health research findings, products and solutions, and to join the network. CPWR recently hosted a webinar explaining the Construction Safety & Health Network and its purpose: CLICK HERE to view a recording of the webinar.
Noise, Solvents, Smoking linked to Hearing Loss in Older Construction Workers
A CPWR-supported research team recently examined work history, health behavior, and hearing test results from a population of more than 19,000 former construction workers in order to identify factors contributing to hearing loss. The researchers found that exposure to loud noise on the job, exposure to organic solvents, and smoking each increased a worker's risk of hearing loss by 15-20%. CLICK HERE for a one-page summary of the study's key findings. "Hearing loss among older construction workers: Updated analyses" appeared in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.
NEWS & EVENTS
Wednesday, June 27 @ 2pm ET (30 min). A Review of CPWR's 6th Edition Construction Chart Book. The sixth edition of The Construction Chart Book - The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers continues to present the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues, plus much more all in one place. This NEW edition not only offers on-demand access to the charts and data, but also includes interactive features that enhance the user's experience. In this webinar, CPWR's Data Center staff will review selected findings and data sources included in The Chart Book, along with tips on how to access and use the information. CLICK TO REGISTER
Recent CPWR Studies
A Pilot Study of Nanoparticle Levels and Field Evaluation of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators on Construction Sites. Atin Adhikari, Abbas Rashidi, and Aniruddha Mirta, 2018. CPWR Report
CPWR in the News
Falls remain among deadliest hazards for workers: study. Safety+Health
Workplace Electrical Safety and Organizational Context. OH&S
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