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COVID-19 RESOURCES

CPWR continues to expand our resources to help construction employers and workers take necessary precautions to keep safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Our recently launched COVID-19 Construction Clearinghouse offers easier access to reliable and current industry information, including the COVID-19 Standards for U.S. Construction Sites (developed in partnership with NABTU), Toolbox Talks, and more.

WEBINARS

Please be aware that the webinar platform only supports 1,000 people attending live, however everyone who registers for an event will automatically receive the recording.

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:00pm EDT:  COVID-19 Webinar Series: Safety in Action – An Example from the Job Site
Presented by
Chris Trahan Cain, CIH, CPWR Executive Director
G. Scott Earnest, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.P., Associate Director for Construction,Office of Construction Safety and Health, NIOSH
Scott Ketcham, Director, Directorate of Construction, OSHA
Matt Eleazer, President, BAC Local 1 Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Montana and a member of the Oregon COVID-19 Joint Construction Safety Task Force

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.  Join this 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.

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Thursday, July 16th at 2:00pm EDT: COVID-19 Webinar Series: Contact Tracing—How it’s done, and how you can help (1 hour)
Presented by
Richard Rinehart, ScD Deputy Director CPWR
G. Scott Earnest, Ph.D., P.E., C.S.P., Associate Director for Construction, Office of Construction Safety and Health, NIOSH
Scott Ketcham, Director, Directorate of Construction, OSHA
CAPT Sara Luckhaupt, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, NIOSH
LCDR Corey Butler, MS, REHS, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, NIOSH
Travis Parsons, MS; Associate Director of OSH, Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America

As COVID cases rise across the country, ​the construction industry ​is looking for ways to prevent the spread of the disease on job sites. Join us for ​updates on resources available and to learn about contact tracing. ​During this webinar, Dr. Sara Luckhaupt and Corey Butler from NIOSH ​will describe how public health authorities use case investigation and contact tracing to respond to reportable communicable diseases​, and LHSFNA’s Travis Parsons ​will discuss how contact tracing is being used in the construction industry. 

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For a full list of past event recordings, visit our Informational Webinar Series page.

 

WHAT'S NEW

      

Remembering Eula Bingham. Read an appreciation of occupational safety and health pioneer Dr Eula Bingham, who passed away recently at age 90.

 

      

Preventing Head Injuries Hazard AlertLearn more about this hazard and how to protect yourself while working. 

View our full list of Hazard Alerts.

   
      

Protect Workers from Silica Dust: Working in an Enclosed Cab Hazard AlertLearn more about this hazard and how to protect yourself while working. 

View our full list of Hazard Alerts.

   
      

CPWR Data Bulletin (June 2020) 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. Inside the Bulletin you'll find access to all charts in PowerPoint, as well as the underlying chart data (as an Excel file) for download. View the current issue here. Or, access the previous Data Bulletin and other CPWR Data Reports here

   
      

CPWR UPDATE (June 2020) New Data Bulletin Examines the Coronavirus and Health Disparities Among Construction Workers

Access previous issues of the CPWR UPDATE.

   
   

CPWR has released part one of a comprehensive new ergonomics training program for construction workers, focused 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.

   

Prevent Struck-By Incidents

This new page collects resources to raise awareness about the risk of and ways to prevent struck-by incidents and fatalities in work zones. Included on that page are links to newly developed infographics -- available for free download as a PDF or JPG -- that share this information in visual form.

 

Opioid Resources

CPWR offers information about opioid deaths, prevention, and pain management alternatives, as well as a newly developed training program (currenty in beta testing). Learn more.

 

 

KEY FINDINGS FROM RESEARCH

 
•   Designing Occupational Safety and Health Training Materials for Clear Communication (June 2020)
•   Efficacy of text messaging apprentices to reinforce ergonomics and safety voice training (June 2020)
   Using Unmanned Aerial Systems for Automated Fall Hazard Monitoring in High-rise Construction Projects (June 2020)

 

RESEARCH REPORTS

 

   Using Unmanned Aerial Systems for Automated Fall Hazard Monitoring in High-rise Construction Projects (June 2020)
 

Click HERE for descriptions and links to more recently developed CPWR programs.

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