Management Resources from Research

CPWR has developed programs and resources to help construction employers create safe job sites.

Best Built Plans Program – Planning – Construction workers are at high risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders, such as strains, sprains, carpal tunnel, and back injuries, due to the physically demanding nature of their work. In addition to a comprehensive ergonomics training program with modules for contractors and their employees, this program provides contractors with practical tools and information to plan for safe materials handling at each project stage from bidding through the completion of a project. It includes information on lifting equipment, spreadsheets to help plan and track progress, interactive training and coaching tools to introduce or reinforce safe practices, and on-the job training materials. Watch the video to see how a contractor can use the planning resources. Available in English and Spanish.

Safety Climate and Safety Culture – Over the past ten years, the construction industry has recognized that a strong positive safety culture and safety climate helps reduce the potential for job site injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Since 2016, with extensive input from the  industry, CPWR has developed a number of resources they can use to measure and strengthen these eight safety climate indicators.

Work Safely with Silica – The OSHA silica standard requires employers to protect their employees from exposure to respirable silica dust. This website and the related “Create-A-Plan tool, provide contractors with information on the hazard and health risk, training resources and the latest research. The free “Create-A-Plan” online tool can help contractors create the written exposure control plan required by the standard.