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  • CPWR continues to expand our resources to help construction employers and workers take necessary precautions to keep safe during the coronavirus pandemic. We have just launched the new CPWR COVID-19 Construction Clearinghouse, which we established to give our industry easier access to reliable, current information. This free, online resource highlights resources on crucial topics such as Guidance on Workplace Practices, State and Local Requirements, Training Resources, and many... Read More

  • The first Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction were announced June 11 at CPWR’s annual Research to Practice Seminar and Workshop. The award -- sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and administered by CPWR -- recognizes innovative evidence-based technologies, work practices, and programs (interventions) designed to reduce or eliminate construction hazards that lead to injuries and pain in the construction industry.   The winner will be receiving a $15,... Read More

  • This latest issue of CPWR's Data Bulletin provides updated employment and health information on construction workers and risk estimates in the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings show that nearly 60% of the construction labor force has at least one factor (old age, underlying medical conditions, smoking, e-cigarette use, or severe obesity) for potentially higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, similar to the working population in general. Inside the Bulletin you'll find ... Read More

  • As work continues and starts up across the country, construction employers, unions, and other industry stakeholders  are looking for ways to prevent the spread of the disease on job sites. On Thursday, July 2, join a webinar for updates on how NIOSH, OSHA and CPWR are responding, and hear from BAC Local 1 President Matt Eleazer about the work of the Oregon COVID-19 Joint Construction Safety Task Force and examples of steps his Local and signatory contractors are taking to ensure his... Read More

  • CPWR has released part one of a comprehensive new ergonomics training program for construction workersthat focuses on preventing back, shoulder, and other soft tissue injuries. It provides instructors information to raise workers' awareness of these injuries and ways to prevent them, including safe lifting practices and proper body mechanics. This worker-focused program includes both classroom and hands-on components, sections to use with new and more experienced workers, and an... 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