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Latest CPWR Quarterly Data Report

Construction workers are one of the segments of the U.S. population opioids have hit hardest -- recent state-level studies of show they are six to seven times more likely to die of an opioids overdose than workers in other professions. The new Quarterly Data Report looks at opioids use in construction, including overdoses on a job site, prevalence of prescribed opioid use and drug abuse, and the association of work-related injuries with prescription opioid use.

Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction - APPLICATION OPEN!

The Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction recognizes innovative evidence-based technologies, work practices, and programs designed to reduce or eliminate hazards that lead to injuries and pain in the construction industry. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual and administered by CPWR, this new award includes a $15,000 cash prize to the winning individual or organization; in addition, one or more honorable mentions may be awarded, each with a $5,000 prize. Applications are due February 29.

CPWR Data Bulletin now available

This latest issue of CPWR's Data Bulletin provides updated employment and health information on construction workers and risk estimates in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next Webinar: COVID-19 -- Safety in Action

As work continues and starts up across the country, construction employers, unions, and other industry stakeholders  are looking for ways to prevent the spread of the disease on job sites. On Thursday, July 2, join a webinar for updates on how NIOSH, OSHA and CPWR are responding, and hear from BAC Local 1 President Matt Eleazer about the work of the Oregon COVID-19 Joint Construction Safety Task Force and examples of steps his Local and signatory contractors are taking to ensure his members are able to work safely.

Best Built Plans - Comprehensive Ergonomics Training Program for Workers

CPWR has released part one of a comprehensive new ergonomics training program for construction workersthat focuses on preventing back, shoulder, and other soft tissue injuries. It provides instructors information to raise workers' awareness of these injuries and ways to prevent them, including safe lifting practices and proper body mechanics.

Small Studies Program Reopens

CPWR’s Small Study Program provides researchers seed money of up to $30,000 to investigate promising new research initiatives in areas like research to practice, emerging issues, safety culture, reaching high-risk sectors, and more. Many major research projects began with a small study to demonstrate their viability or test their approach, and other small studies resulted in important stand-alone projects. Learn how to apply and see the results from previous Small Studies funding.

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.

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.

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