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  • According to NIOSH, “[n]oise-induced hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the United States. Each year approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to noise loud enough to damage their hearing.” To reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss, NIOSH has just released a new Buy Quiet web resource to encourage companies to purchase or rent quieter equipment and machinery.

  • CPWR recently developed 8 practical worksheets compiled into a booklet (also available individually below) titled Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators.  It is designed to help construction managers, safety professionals, and hourly craft workers, learn about some of the important leading indicators of safety climate as well as ideas for strengthening them.  There is one worksheet for each safety climate indicator identified in... Read More

  • As part of The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction, OSHA asked employers, governmental agencies, trade associations, sub-and independent contractors, and many others to participate in a nationwide Safety Stand-Down this summer during the week of June 2-6, 2014. They estimate that one million workers were educated on fall protection, including how to properly inspect and use protective equipment, and many companies took this opportunity to replace old or worn... 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. A study can be proposed at any time. CPWR seeks to fund studies that focus on construction safety and health research with emphasis on: development or exploratory methodologies, prevention effectiveness or intervention, r2p (research to practice), particularly dissemination studies aimed at the promotion and broad adaption of... Read More

  • The CPWR Data Center has just released a new Data Brief that updated numbers on construction fatalities, added charts on new topics to show the rise in fatal falls within various sectors and subsectors of the construction industry, and identified new trends. In 2012, construction fatalities rose for the first time since the economic downturn. With the success of the week-long Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction behind us, this short report is a reminder that there is much to... Read More

  • Over the last several years, CPWR has accelerated research to practice (r2p) activities to better meet dissemination needs. One focus of this effort is on Technology Transfer.  In May 2102, CPWR hosted a Technology Transfer Symposium, which brought together researchers and representatives from government, manufacturing, contractor associations, labor, and the insurance industry to discuss barriers and strategic approaches to diffuse health and safety technologies and best practices across... 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.

  • 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