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  • The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction is holding its fourth annual Safety Stand-Down for the week of May 8th-12th, 2017. The goal of the Stand-Down is to raise fall hazard awareness and prevent fall fatalities and injuries.  Falls are a leading cause of death for workers, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities and 648 of the 4,836 fatalities in all industries recorded in 2015 (BLS data). The Stand-Down is an opportunity for employers to have a conversation... Read More

  • New infographics available for the National Campaign to Prevent Construction Falls. Available in English and Spanish, these infographics can help raise awareness of the risk and ways to prevent falls. Topics covered in the new - 2017 - infographics include preventing falls from aerial lifts, the new NIOSH noise app, the connection between falls and noise levels, and the risk for Hispanic workers. Download the infographics as PDFs or JPEGs for use in social media, presentations, and print... Read More

  • CPWR's 2016 annual report, Highlights: Expanding Our Reach is now available online. This year's annual report includes information on the new Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) module, and updates on our research and training, and service programs. The report’s focus on CPWR’s reach underscores the important role our partnerships and networks play in moving research into practice. If you haven’t done so before, take a few minutes to watch our short video to... 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.

  • NEW Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) training module.  The FSL will be an official elective in the OSHA 30-Hour training course beginning January 1, 2017 Each year, more than 100,000 construction workers, foremen, and other supervisory personnel take the OSHA 30-hour outreach training course to learn how to identify and control occupational hazards. The new 2.5-hour Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) module* fills a long-standing need to provide leadership skills... Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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