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Intellectual Property Patent & Licensing Guide for Construction Safety & Health Researchers & Inventors

The purpose of this Guide is to help researchers understand the key steps and questions they should consider, and the implications of protecting, or not protecting, any intellectual property that they develop while conducting research and developing products and materials to advance safety and health in the construction industry. This Guide was developed with safety and health researchers in mind, but it is also a useful resource for inventors and developers of equipment, tools, and resources designed to make construction job sites safer and healthier for workers.

Field Tool for On-Site Biomechanical Analysis During Ladder Climbing

Falls from ladders are a leading cause of death among construction workers and may be caused by lost balance, lost hand grip, and missed/slipped footing.

Safety Culture and Climate in Construction: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice

If we are to understand the degree to which safety culture and safety climate contribute to improving safety outcomes, we need to 1) agree on what safety culture and safety climate mean, 2) develop reliable and valid ways to measure them, and 3) design, implement, and evaluate interventions that actually improve them.  To help address these needs, CPWR and NIOSH convened a 1½ day workshop June 11-12, 2013.

Understanding Safety Culture and Safety Climate in Construction: Existing Evidence and a Path Forward – A Literature Review

Safety Culture and Safety Climate are hot topics among construction contractors these days as they grapple with how to further reduce injury rates towards achieving the goal of zero injuries. CPWR is currently engaged in gathering and disseminating best practices and tools, as well as identifying research gaps with a number of methods. Our first product of this work is this literature review, which sets out to clarify the distinction between culture and climate and offer clear conceptual definitions and measurement information for both.

Literature Review and Environmental Scan for Better Translation of Research to Practice in Residential Construction

The estimated size of the residential construction workforce (8.2 m) and the severity of the injury and disease problem support the need for greater safety efforts. This project’s purpose was to review existing data and information and to develop efficient and workable strategies to translate more research to practice in order to improve safety and health among the residential building construction workforce. 

Integrating Occupational Safety and Health Training into Career Technical Education in Construction

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 30% increase in construction employment from 2010 to 2020. This means that there will be many new and young workers entering the construction industry.