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  • As part of The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction, OSHA is asking employers, governmental agencies, trade associations, sub-and independent contractors, and many others to participate in a nationwide Safety Stand-Down during the week of June 2-6, 2014.  The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction is a joint effort by government-labor-management to address the top cause of construction industry fatalities. Each year in the U.S.  more than 200 construction... Read More

  • 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.  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... Read More

  • Hand injuries including cuts, strained muscles and tendons, damaged nerves, skin disorders, and burns can impact the quality of work, productivity, and even end careers. CPWR’s new website, ChooseHandSafety.org, raises awareness of the risks and how to prevent hand injuries, including what to look for when choosing hand tools and gloves. Training materials, such as presentations, toolbox talks, and handouts, are readily accessible for use in the classroom and on the job.

  • Every year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction job sites across the U.S. Any one incident is one too many. Life is too precious to not make safety the number one focus in the U.S. construction industry. That's why 31 national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum have joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.  ... Read More

  • No job is a good job unless it's a safe job! Every worker has the right to a safe and healthy workplace.  In this spirit, OSHA and Maryland Occupational Safety & Health are hosting a bilingual safety summit in Silver Spring, MD at the end of April.  Attend for free information on heat illness prevention, wage and hour rights, and demonstrations on fall protection and electrical safety. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:00pm - 3:30pm, Free Admission, Long Branch Community... Read More

  • A new feature has been added to the Work Safely With Silica website (www.silica-safe.org) that allows users of the online tool,  Create-A-Plan, to confidentially save their job-specific plans to control silica so that they can be retrieved, edited and used at a later date!  Try out the new feature, and share content and suggestions for the website by emailing silica@cpwr.com. Your input will help protect workers everywhere and ensure that we all Work Safely With Silica. And if you... Read More