CPWR serves as the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) National Construction Center and in this role conducts safety and health research under a cooperative agreement with NIOSH.

Our staff and consortium of university-based researchers conduct research on existing and emerging hazards facing the construction industry that result in evidence-based technologies and work practices to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses. Through our research to practice program, practical tools and resources are developed to accelerate use of research findings and interventions on job sites to protect construction workers.


Research Projects

CPWR conducts industry-driven research on existing and emerging hazards to better understand the risks, analyze and interpret data, and find solutions and approaches to protect workers.

Data Center

The Data Center has been a leading source of detailed, reliable, and timely statistics and analysis about key issues in construction industry safety and health.

Research to Practice (r2p)

CPWR’s Research to Practice (r2p) model and initiatives focus on accelerating the adoption of research findings and evidence-based solutions to prevent injuries and illnesses.

Training Programs from Research

Free training and awareness programs developed through our research projects that address leadership, selected hazards facing construction workers, and other topics.

Management Resources from Research

These programs and resources to help construction employers create safer job sites by supporting planning and building a strong safety culture.

Hazard-Specific Resources & Training Tools

CPWR’s commitment to reducing injuries, illnesses and fatalities includes extensive resources – including Hazard Alerts and Toolbox Talks — on a wide range of safety and health topics.