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Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction

The Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award recognizes innovative evidence-based technologies, work practices, and programs (interventions) designed to reduce or eliminate construction hazards that lead to injuries and pain in the construction industry.

In 2022, Liberty Mutual Insurance and CPWR recognized three innovations to improve construction workers’ safety.  DPR Construction’s collaborative partnership with Canvas to pilot the latter’s robotic drywall finishing tool — featuring a sprayer system, lift station, mechanical arm, and vacuum sanding system — received the grand prize for how it mitigates the riskiest aspects of drywall work. Honorable mentions went to two innovations: the Studson SHK-1 Industrial Safety Helmet, which utilizes Koryod™ material to offer breathability and direct and angled head protection, as well as featuring an NFC Chip to store emergency medical information; and the RECLEAN Pilot Study, which helps construction workers reduce the likelihood of secondary lead exposures to their household.

The 2023 Liberty Mutual Award will begin accepting nominations this December.

All applicable taxes, including federal, state and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner(s) who may be issued an IRS 1099 tax form.