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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Contractors and workers that perform healthcare or other occupied facility and renovation construction need to understand the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) procedures to properly perform this work. CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training’s 8-hour ICRA Awareness training program provides the necessary information to understand and apply the ICRA procedures and examines the practical use of ICRA tools including containment, negative air, HEPA filtration, and work practice techniques.
This hazard communication course satisfies the general training requirements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard 29CFR1910.1200. If this course is not tailored for participants’ specific worksite, some additional training will be required at their worksite, such as what chemicals are in their work area, where Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and the employer’s written Hazcom program are located.
Smart Mark is an excellent instructor-led, interactive curriculum that meets and exceeds the requirements of the OSHA Construction 10- and 30-hour programs. Covering over 20 topics, the Smart Mark program is flexible and easy to use.
CPWR is engaged in ongoing enhancement of training skills across the construction industry. Although the content focuses on occupational safety and health, these adult education skills are important regardless of the topic of instruction. CPWR builds on a long history of union craft apprenticeship, journeyman upgrades and peer-to-peer training. Most apprenticeship instructors have 10 years or more field experience in construction, and most have experience as a mid-level manager, foreman, or union steward.
In cooperation with Building Trades Unions, community-based organizations and others, CPWR assists vulnerable and disadvantaged workers by enhancing their life skills and employment opportunities in hazardous waste work at designated 1910.120 sites around the country.
CPWR works in cooperation with international/national building trades unions to provide environmental hazard protection training to construction workers who will be doing hazardous waste cleanup, lead or asbestos abatement, permit-required confined space entry, or disaster cleanup, or to those who may be exposed to chemical or biological hazards on the job.
This 16-hour worker course teaches workers about the most common hazards found in confined spaces, and about the OSHA standard that addresses these hazards. Participants also learn about safe entry procedures, monitoring principles, entry permits, ventilation, personal protective equipment and the roles of the entrant, attendant, and entry supervisor. This course includes extensive hands-on training in confined space entry and the use of PPE.
These multi-employer apprenticeship and training programs invest more than $1 billion a year to train union construction workers in construction skills including safety and health. More than 500,000 workers are trained annually in this system. Building on this existing training infrastructure optimizes CPWR’s ability to reach all sectors of the construction industry.