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  • CPWR is seeking partners to join us in our application to continue as the National Center for Construction Safety and Health Research under a new five-year cooperative agreement with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Consortium partners will develop and implement projects that are consistent with the research priorities described in the solicitation found here. Concept Memos must be submitted by March 30, 2018.

  • Safe + Sound Week 2018 to be held August 13-19 The second annual Safe + Sound Week will be held Aug. 13-19, 2018. The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs. These programs can help employers and workers identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving a company’s financial bottom line. Throughout this week, organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core... Read More

  • Once again, CPWR teamed up with Dodge Data & Analytics to survey American construction contractors about key trends and innovations in construction safety and health. Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017 is the third in a series of studies that demonstrate the financial and project benefits that contractors gain from their safety investments. It also shows the impact that new technologies, such as building information modeling (BIM), drones, and wearable devices,... Read More

  • Listen as CPWR's Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Linda M. Goldenhar, shares the details of how her team's Safety Culture and Safety Climate workbook and online safety climate assessment tool were developed.. Dr. Goldenhar also shares preliminary findings of a more recently developed jobsite supervisory leadership program.  Listen Here

  • Developed by CPWR researchers, construction workers, OSHA outreach trainers, safety and health professionals, and other subject matter experts, the 2.5-hour Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) module was formally released by OSHA as a 30-hour elective module in January 2017. Many small and large employers have also incorporated the FSL into their on-going safety training efforts.  The FSL training provides construction foremen and other lead workers with the skills... Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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