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Latest CPWR Quarterly Data Report

Working at road construction sites can be dangerous. Between 2011 and 2016, 532 construction workers lost their lives at road construction sites, an average of 89 workers each year. CPWR's Data Center recently explored road construction fatality trends and causes using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among the key findings:

Construction Solutions

Designed for owners, contractors, and workers, Construction Solutions is an online database of information on hazards, and practical control measures that can be used to reduce or eliminate those hazards.

For each hazard, the database offers one or more effective solutions, from alternative work techniques to commercially available tools. Most of the tools described also feature links to a manufacturer or dealer in case users wish to explore the features and cost of the device in detail.

Construction Safety and Health Network

The Construction Safety & Health Network allows members and site users to find and easily share the latest research findings, new tools, solutions and programs with their networks, connect with other industry stakeholders, researchers, and experts on specific hazards through the Network Directory, and to disseminate and promote their own findings, materials, and products with a broader stakeholder audience.

What is the Safe + Sound Campaign and should you participate?

OSHA'S Safe + Sound Campaign is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs.

New Report: Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017

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, have on improving safety.

Best Built Plans - Manual Materials Handling Planning Tool and Resources

Manually lifting and moving heavy materials on job sites can result in strain, sprain, and related soft tissue injuries. These  types of injuries cost business billions of dollars and are the leading cause of disabling injuries  in the construction industry.

New: 52 Spanish Language Toolbox Talks!

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and CPWR -- The Center for Construction Research and Training recently released a collection of Safety Toolbox Talks aimed at increasing the number of safety materials available for Spanish speaking workers in construction. This collection of 52 Toolbox Talks has been available in English-only for just over two years and is widely used on construction sites across the country, with more than 100,000 downloads in the first year alone.  

CPWR's 2016 Annual Report Released

CPWR's 2016 annual report, Highlights: Expanding Our Reach is now available online. This year's annual report includes information on the new Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) module, and updates on our research and training, and service programs. The report’s focus on CPWR’s reach underscores the important role our partnerships and networks play in moving research into practice.

CPWR Presents at APHA 2015 - October 31 - November 4, Chicago, IL

APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, they strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

New & Updated Hazard Alerts Available

New Hazard Alert on Working in Cold Weather and Asbestos (updated) now available. 

Click on the Hazard Alert cards below to read more, or view the full list of CPWR's Hazard Alerts.

 

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