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CPWR's Informational Webinar Series

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 our webinar topics or how to register for an event, contact Jessica Bunting at jbunting@cpwr.com or 301-495-8515.

 

Upcoming CPWR Webinars:

Tuesday, February 28th at 2:00pm: Incorporating Informational Technology Into Creating Innovative Construction Products
Presented by: Chris Le, Program Manager, Safety and Health Research & Babak Memarian, Director, Exposure Control Technologies Research
Incorporating technology (RFID, augmented reality, etc) to create innovative construction safety products can help advance safety and health for construction workers.  Join us February 28th, 2017 for a brief webinar to learn about some upcoming innovations in the construction field and how to search for these control options in our free-to-use resource, the CPWR Construction Solutions database website.

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Wednesday, March 1st at 2:00pm EST: The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2017 Safety Stand-Down
Presented by:
Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
Christine Branche, Ph.D, Principal Associate Director, NIOSH, and Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
Dean McKenzie, Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction

Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for 1/3 of on-the-job injuries and deaths in the industry. In 2012, CPWR, NIOSH, and OSHA together launched a national construction fall prevention campaign. This hour-long webinar will bring together leaders from all three organizations to showcase the past successes of the campaign and its major event, the National Safety Stand-Down, as well as to highlight plans for 2017. This year's Stand-Down is scheduled for May 8th-12th.

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Past Webinars:

Thursday, January 19th at 2:00pm:  New Foundations for Safety Leadership OSHA-30 Module
Presented by: Linda M. Goldenhar, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation at CPWR, and Annette Braam, Assistant Director, Training Programs, Directorate of Training and Education, OSHA

In December, the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education and CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training announced a new OSHA 30-hour construction training elective module: Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL).  The FSL module introduces construction workers, particularly those with supervisory responsibilities, to critical safety leadership skills and provides specific actions they can take to be an effective safety leader and improve jobsite safety climate. This webinar will introduce participants to the program and respond to questions about how it can be incorporated into OSHA 30-hour training or used on its own to improve foremen/lead worker safety leadership skills. We encourage you to send questions in advance of the webinar to lgoldenhar@cpwr.com.

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Wednesday, December 14th at 2:00pm: Near Miss Information Visualization Tool in BIM for Construction Safety
Presented by: Eric Marks, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama

In recent years, several safety and health improvements have been realized through use of Building Information Modeling (BIM). One such improvement can be found in the collection, analysis and visualization of safety leading indicator data including near miss events. During this 30 minute webinar, Eric Marks will review his research on a framework for near miss data collection and visualization within a BIM platform.

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Thursday, November 17th at 2:00pm: Safety management and safety culture in the construction industry
Presented by: Sue Dong, Director, CPWR Data Center

This webinar will discuss findings on safety management and safety culture in the construction industry from three recent reports, including two by CPWR data Center, and one by Dodge Data & Analytics. The webinar will last approximately 30 minutes including time for Q&A.

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Wednesday, October 19th at 2:00pm: New Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) & S-CAT Website: Tools to Self-Assess & Improve Your Company’s Jobsite Safety Climate
Presented by: Linda M. Goldenhar, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation at CPWR

The S-CAT is a free tool available to any construction contractor or safety and health professional who wants tailored and actionable information to help improve the safety climate of every jobsite. Results can pinpoint areas of success and areas for future improvement. During this 30 minute webinar, Dr. Goldenhar will briefly describe how she and Dr. Tahira Probst at Washington State University developed the S-CAT and present the new S-CAT website   companies and their employees can use to improve their jobsite safety climate

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Wednesday, September 21st at 2:00pm: Where do you get your information? A survey of occupational safety and health practitioners
Presented by: Clayton Sinyai, Communication Research Manager

Where do the nation’s apprenticeship instructors turn to find out what’s new in construction occupational safety and health? What do corporate safety directors say is required reading? Where do construction safety consultants gather online? CPWR asked more than 1400 occupational safety and health practitioners about their favorite websites, magazines, e-newsletters and social media. Join us for a 20 minute webinar on Sept. 21 and find out what they told us.

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Tuesday, August 30th at 2:00pm: Health and Safety Risk Reductions Using Pre-fabricated Concrete Formwork Systems
Presented by: Chris Le, Program Manager, Safety and Health Research & Babak Memarian, Director, Exposure Control Technologies Research

Building traditional concrete formwork in construction can present many health and safety hazards. Fortunately, there are pre-engineered and pre-fabricated formwork systems designed to mitigate many of these risks. Join us August 30th, 2016 for a brief webinar to learn about pre-fabricated concrete formwork systems and how easy it is to search for these control options in our free-to-use resource, the CPWR Construction Solutions database website.

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Wednesday, July 13th at 2:00pm: ICRA Training, Meeting the Needs of Working in Healthcare Construction
Presented by: Gary Gustafson, Director of the Environmental Hazards Training Program at CPWR
This 20 minute webinar will discuss the need for training workers involved in healthcare construction, renovation, demolition and maintenance, and will provide an overview of CPWR’s ICRA Awareness training course.

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Thursday, May 19th (with a repeat on Thursday, June 16th) at 2:00pm: Understanding & Implementing the New Construction Silica Standard
Presented by: David O’Connor, OSHA's Directorate of Standards & Guidance, Chris Trahan, CPWR Deputy Director, and Eileen Betit, CPWR r2p Director 

​On March 25, 2016 OSHA released the new silica standard for the construction industry.  This standard, which was decades in the making, will prevent hundreds of deaths and many more illnesses each year.  In this hour-long webinar, David O’Connor (OSHA) will review the key provisions in the new standard and CPWR will share a free planning tool to help contractors comply.

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Wednesday, April 20th at 2:00pm: Building a Safety Culture: Improving Safety and Health Management in the Construction Industry
Presented by: Stephen A. Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research, Dodge Data & Analytics 

Does your company have a strong safety culture? This hour-long webinar will feature the 33 leading indicators of a strong safety culture and examine how companies that have wide use of many of these indicators also engage in more safety management practices and experience much stronger benefits from their safety investments. It will also explore the safety practices identified as most effective, critical factors driving investment in safety practices in the construction industry and the best ways to communicate safety messages to workers.

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Wednesday, March 17th at 2:00pm: Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) Course: Improve Safety Leadership and Safety Climate
Presented by: Linda Goldenhar, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation at CPWR

The CPWR Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) training course introduces construction workers, particularly those with supervisory responsibilities, to critical safety leadership skills and provides specific actions they can take to be an effective safety leader and improve jobsite safety climate. The training was developed by construction industry experts including experienced OSHA outreach trainers, construction workers, safety and health professionals and leadership specialists. 
This webinar will introduce participants to the training content including some foundational material on safety leadership, and why it's critical to improving jobsite safety climate. Participants will have the opportunity to watch 2 (of 7) animated video scenarios that illustrate how applying the FSL leadership skills can have an safety impact on construction worksite scenarios.

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Tuesday, February 16th at 2:00pm: The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction:  Get Ready to Stand-Down to Launch the 5th Year of the Campaign
Presenters: 
Pete Stafford, Executive Director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training
Christine Branche, Ph.D, Principal Associate Director, NIOSH, and Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
Dean McKenzie, Deputy Director, OSHA Directorate of Construction

Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for 1/3 of on-the-job injuries and deaths in the industry.  In 2012, CPWR, NIOSH, and OSHA together launched a national construction fall prevention campaign.  This hour-long webinar will bring together leaders from all three organizations to showcase the past successes of the campaign and its major event, the National Safety Stand-Down, as well as to highlight plans for 2016.

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Wednesday, December 9th at 2:00pm: Cold Weather Solutions
Presented by: 
Chris Le, Program Manager, Safety and Health Research & Babak Memarian, Director, Exposure Control Technologies Research
Winter weather can present health hazards resulting from cold stress and safety hazards such as slippery surfaces. Fortunately, there are products designed to counter cold-related injuries and illnesses for those in the construction trades while working in cold temperature and environments -- and CPWR's Construction Solutions database can help you locate them. This 15-20 minute webinar will demonstrate how easy it is to find control options to reduce cold-related hazards.

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Wednesday, November 18th at 2:00pm: CPWR’s Third Quarterly Data Report: Fatal and nonfatal injuries among construction trades between 2003 and 2014
Presented by: Julie Largay, Research Analyst at CPWR's Data Center

This 20 minute webinar will discuss the findings reported in CPWR's Quarterly Data Report, which tracks fatal and nonfatal injuries among construction trades through the economic boom, recession, and recovery in the last decade. It illustrates injury variations across selected construction trades, and highlights leading causes of fatal and nonfatal injuries in the most recent years. It also includes recently available data on height of fall.

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Wednesday, October 14th at 2:00pm: COPD among Construction Workers: Case-Control Study Results
Presented by: John M. Dement, PhD, CIH
This 20 minute webinar will review occupational and non-occupational risk factors for COPD. Results of a large case-control study funded by NIOSH and conducted by Duke University and CPWR investigators will be presented. This study found the risk of COPD to be associated with exposures to vapors, gases, dusts, and fumes (VGDF) generally and with many specific construction-related exposures.

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Wednesday, September 23rd at 2:00pm: Working Safely with Nanomaterials in Construction
Presented by: Bruce Lippy, Director, Safety Research at CPWR and Gavin West, Research Analyst at CPWR
This 20-minute webinar followed by a Q&A session will cover CPWR’s research efforts to identify nanomaterials used in construction and to measure worker exposures during routine construction tasks. Bruce Lippy will discuss what is known about the types of exposures in construction and the effectiveness of control technologies and respiratory protection against nanoparticles. Gavin West will discuss trends in nano-enabled products and demonstrate the CPWR website, eLCOSH Nano, that contains over 450 products and numerous relevant documents. We encourage you to send questions in advance of the webinar to Blippy@cpwr.com.

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Tuesday, August 18th at 1:30 PM: Hazard Communication Training for Construction Workers – Resources for Trainers
Presented by: Don Ellenberger, Director, Hazardous Waste Training Program
This 20 minute webinar will introduce viewers to CPWR’s free English and Spanish language training resources (PowerPoint presentations along with both instructor and participant manuals) for the delivery of a 4-hour training program that complies with 29 CFR 1910.1200. The resources are free to download from CPWR’s website.

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Wednesday, August 5th at 2:00 PM: Temporary Workers in Construction
Presented by: Sue Dong, Director, CPWR Data Center, & Wen Wang, Sr Research Associate, CPWR Data Center
This 15 minute webinar will review CPWR’s recent Quarterly Data Report: Temporary workers in the construction industry, followed by Q & A’s. The presenters will provide an overview of the report and related data issues, and respond to questions. We encourage you to send questions in advance of the webinar to Jlargay@cpwr.com.

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Tuesday, July 28th at 2:00 PM: Health and Safety Considerations for Powered Hand-tools Used in Construction
Presented by: Mark Geiger MS, MSE, CIH, CSP – U.S. Naval Safety Center; Chuck Hayden MS, PE  – NIOSH, Division of Applied Research and Technology;
& Tom McDowell, PhD  –  NIOSH, Health Effects Laboratory Division
Co-sponsored by NIOSH, this hour-long webinar covers the new SAE standard, “Safety Requirements for Procurement, Maintenance and Use of Hand-held Powered Tools” (AS 6228), and related topics including:

  • the safety and health impact
  • product management
  • procuring best value
  • the NIOSH Buy Quiet initiative
  • noise control
  • vibration

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Wednesday, July 22nd at 2:00 PM: Cooling Clothing & PPE to Prevent Heat-related Injuries
Presented by: 
Babak Memarian, Director, Exposure Control Technologies Research & Chris Le, Program Manager, Safety and Health Research
This 20 minute webinar will first provide an overview of CPWR's "Construction Solutions." Then the presenters will demonstrate "Cooling Clothing & PPE" solutions available on CPWR's "Construction Solutions" website to use to prevent heat-related injuries. Visit "Construction Solutions" website at: http://www.cpwrconstructionsolutions.org/ 

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