CPWR is dedicated to reducing occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction industry. Through our research, training, and service programs, we serve the industry in cooperation with key federal and construction industry partners nationwide.
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New infographics and safety posters. Download the infographics and/or safety posters as JPEGs or PDFs for use in social media, presentations, print materials, and on your website. They can also be printed and posted in central locations on job sites as reminders of the benefits of following safe materials handling practices. *JPEG Download: To download the JPEG version, right click the word 'JPEG' underneath the infographic of your choice and click 'Save Link As' to download.
Nail guns are an essential tool on many job sites, but each year serious injuries happen. Most nail gun injuries are puncture wounds to hands and fingers, however, more serious injuries have been fatal. It’s not just the nail gun users who are at risk. Workers and people nearby have also been injured by nails being misfired.
In 2015, women accounted for only 2.2% of production occupations in construction, which is one-sixth the level of “all other industries.” One of the challenges facing women in the construction industry is finding personal protective equipment (PPE) that fits properly. This is a serious issue because PPE that does not fit properly will not adequately protect against occupational hazards and may increase the risk for illnesses, injuries and death. For example, oversized protective clothing can lead to tripping hazards or get caught in machinery and result in a serious injury.