Submit Nominations for the Liberty Mutual Award
The Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award recognizes interventions designed to reduce or eliminate hazards that lead to injuries and pain in the construction industry. These interventions can be an evidence-based technology, a work practice, a program, or a grass-roots campaign/media engagement focused on reaching smaller contractors or other underserved segments of the construction workforce. Sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance in partnership with CPWR, the award — now in its fourth year — includes a $15,000 prize for the winning individual or organization; one or more honorable mentions may also be awarded.
Study Analyzes Underlying Causes of Falls
Improving Safety Data Sheets for Products with Nanomaterials
The Nano Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Improvement Tool helps manufacturers, distributors, and importers of products containing nanomaterials strengthen their SDSs. This free, interactive tool uses questions to evaluate an existing SDS and generate recommendations, based on authoritative guidance, regulations, and good industrial hygiene practice.
- Amber Trueblood, DrPH, Director, Data Center, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)
- Melissa Wells, Special Assistant to the President, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)
- Vicki O’Leary, General Organizer, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, and Chair of NABTU’s Tradeswomen’s Committee
- Kathleen Dobson, Safety Director, Alberici Constructors, Inc.
In the first session, panelists from CPWR, NABTU, Alberici Construction, and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union (Iron Workers) will review current employment trends and discuss the importance of hiring women to address labor shortages and other benefits to employers and employees.