Data Tracking and Support Services (Completed 2014-2019)
The primary objective of the project was to acquire, analyze, interpret, and disseminate data, factors, and changes for the construction industry as well as provide statistics and consultation services to all construction stakeholders. Specifically, it tracked fatal and nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the construction industry and progress toward National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) National Construction Agenda goals, characterized the changing construction industry and its workforce, and identified high-risk worker groups and emerging safety and health priorities in construction. We also assisted the National Construction Council in evaluating NORA goal performance and provided timely assistance and statistical consultations to all construction stakeholders. Moreover, we collaborated with government data collection agencies to improve data accuracy and utilization for construction safety and health surveillance, including further investigating injury under-reporting in construction.
To achieve these specific aims, we analyzed a multitude of large national datasets and Construction Databases that have been developed from our ongoing research efforts. We also analyzed safety management data collected by McGraw-Hill Construction. The major products of this project included the redesigned Construction eChart Book, newly created Quarterly CPWR Data Reports, peer-reviewed journal papers, and other publications. All of our research findings are publicly available, primarily through our websites, www.cpwr.com and www.elcosh.org. Our findings were also disseminated through webinars, conference presentations, and responses to data requests. Lastly, with our partnership, the Construction Sector Council were able to quantitatively evaluate the NORA goal performance and properly target or adjust future NORA goals.