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New: 2017 Highlights: Advancing Construction Safety & Health

CPWR produces an annual report – Highlights – of our most important discoveries, achievements and activities within a year.  View the new 2017 Highlights: Advancing Construction Safety & Health here to see what's happened in the past year.

Researchers Wanted!

CPWR is seeking partners to join us in our application to continue as the National Center for Construction Safety and Health Research under a new five-year cooperative agreement with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Consortium partners will develop and implement projects that are consistent with the research priorities described in the solicitation found here.

Concept Memos must be submitted by March 30, 2018.

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.

High-hazard industries: Addressing safety culture, climate and leadership to improve outcomes

Listen as CPWR's Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Linda M. Goldenhar, shares the details of how her team's Safety Culture and Safety Climate workbook and online safety climate assessment tool were developed.. Dr. Goldenhar also shares preliminary findings of a more recently developed jobsite supervisory leadership program. 

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CPWR's Informational Webinar Series

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.

4th Annual Safety Stand-Down - May 8th-12th

The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction is holding its fourth annual Safety Stand-Down for the week of May 8th-12th, 2017. The goal of the Stand-Down is to raise fall hazard awareness and prevent fall fatalities and injuries.  Falls are a leading cause of death for workers, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities and 648 of the 4,836 fatalities in all industries recorded in 2015 (BLS data).

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.