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NORA Construction Sector Workgroups

The NORA Construction Sector Council brings together individuals and organizations to share information, form partnerships, and promote adoption and dissemination of solutions that work. It was formed in 2006 for the second decade of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).

Work Zone Safety

Resources to Prevent Struck-by Injuries and Fatalities in Construction Work Zones

Struck-by injuries are a leading cause of death,[1]  and since 1992 the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in the construction industry.[2] According to OSHA, there are four common struck-by hazards:

Best Built Plans App

The entire Best Built Plans Program, including all the planning, training, and coaching resources, is now available as a free app for your Android or iOS phone or tablet.

To download the app, click on the Google Play, iTunes, or Amazon links below.

Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction - APPLICATION PROCESS

Key Dates:

♦  Applications open October 1, 2019.

♦  Submissions must be made electronically to CPWR by 11:59 p.m. ET, February 29, 2020.



Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction - ELIGIBILITY


♦ US-based non-profits, for-profits, academic institutions, and individuals are eligible to apply.*



♦ Evidence-based technologies, work practices, and programs (interventions) submitted must address one or more of the following construction hazards:

Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction

The new Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction 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 Award is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and administered by CPWR, and an applicant may be an individual or an organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to protect myself from injury by a nail gun?

Research Projects Researchers

CPWR Research Project Leads


Assessing Public Policy Intervention Impacts on Construction Fatality Rates
John Mendeloff, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Assessment and Control of Exposures to Reactive Chemical Resins in Construction
Dhimiter Bello, ScD
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Opioid Resources

Resources to Prevent Opioid Deaths in Construction    

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids killed more than 42,000 people in 2016 and 40% of those deaths involve a prescription opioid.