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Safety Culture and Safety Climate

The construction industry is increasingly recognizing the importance of creating a strong positive Safety Culture and Safety Climate for reducing worker injury rates as close to zero as possible. Researchers also agree that these concepts and related practices are key to reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities on construction worksites.  To contribute to and help guide the efforts to improve construction-related safety culture and safety climate, CPWR has made these topics one of our top priorities including engaging stakeholders and developing resources and tools. 

The June 2013 Safety Culture and Climate in Construction: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice Workshop, resulted in a report and recommendations, and led to the development of materials, resource, and research that stakeholders can use to strengthen the industry’s safety culture and climate.