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  • Announcing the new Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) website and free online assessment tool that gives companies and workers the opportunity to learn more about the 8 leading indicators of jobsite safety climate, take the S-CAT, and get a tailored report about their own jobsite safety climate maturity based on their answers. The S-CAT report lets individuals and companies compare their level of safety climate maturity to other construction companies. The... Read More

  • Announcing a new and improved version of the popular Strengthening Safety Climate by Using and Improving 8 Leading Indicators Workbook (2014). The new workbook provides construction company owners, managers, safety professionals, and hourly craft workers with practical and important information about 8 leading indicators of jobsite safety climate, ideas for strengthening them, and the new Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) that gives companies the opportunity to assess their level... Read More

  • Produced by Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with CPWR, United Rentals, and 12 other supporting and contributing organizations, this study examines the wider use of safety management practices in the construction industry and more frequently achieved benefits for contractors at the high and low ends of the safety culture spectrum. Access the press release. Access the full report.   Click image to download the infographic.

  • Construction Safety & Health Social Marketing Toolkit Social marketing is a promising approach for moving research to practice (r2p) in construction. This Toolkit is designed to build construction safety and health researchers’ and industry stakeholders’ capacity to: Develop a social marketing plan; Identify and work with appropriate partners to complement their skill set; and Manage the process of developing and implementing a social marketing program.  

  • 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... Read More

  • The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and CPWR -- The Center for Construction Research and Training recently released a collection of Safety Toolbox Talks aimed at increasing the number of safety materials available for Spanish speaking workers in construction. This collection of 52 Toolbox Talks has been available in English-only for just over two years and is widely used on construction sites across the country, with more than 100,000 downloads in the first year alone.... Read More

  • Many liquid paint strippers and solvents contain a toxic chemical called methylene chloride. Exposure can lead to death or serious illness. Workers are at risk when they inhale methylene chloride vapors and when it comes in contact with their skin.  The following links contain additional information about the dangers of methylene chloride and safer alternatives. Video: Toxic Paint Removers: Safer Alternatives            ... Read More

  • CPWR produces an annual report, called Highlights, which showcases our most important discoveries, achievements, and activities within a year.  The 2015 Highlights: Mission to Serve was just released.  In it you can find information on CPWR funded research projects, workers reached through our dissemination, training, and service efforts, and the impacts that we have had on the construction industry over the last year. CPWR has also created a short video to accompany the... Read More

  • Construction workers are at high risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), such as strains, sprains, carpal tunnel, and back injuries, due to the physically demanding nature of the work they perform. Significant research has been done on the work activities that create a risk for WMSDs. The following training materials, research and online resources can help reduce the risk and prevent injuries. CPWR's ergonomics community of practice is focused... Read More

  • As part of the effort to raise awareness of noise hazards and steps contractors can take to protect their employees from job-related noise induced hearing loss, the OSHA-NIOSH-CPWR r2p Working Group developed a new series of infographics. These infographics aim to raise awareness of the risk, steps to prevent hearing loss, and NIOSH’s Buy Quiet resources. Built off of the NIOSH Buy Quiet video and data in CPWR’s Construction Chart Book, the infographics reinforce the message and the... Read More

  • New Hazard Alert on Working in Cold Weather and Asbestos (updated) now available.  Click on the Hazard Alert cards below to read more, or view the full list of CPWR's Hazard Alerts.                                  

  • CPWR provides up to $30,000 to fund small studies that focus on construction safety and health issues. The Small Study Program operates on a rolling admissions cycle.  CPWR seeks to fund studies that focus on construction safety and health research with emphasis on:  Getting best practices adopted – research to practice (r2p)  Addressing emerging issues and exploring new technologies Safety culture and safety climate Disseminating safety and health information to... Read More