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Read the most recently published Key Findings, one-page summaries of CPWR Reports and peer-reviewed journal articles produced by CPWR researchers.  Recent Key Findings examine research on topics such as career and technical education, nanotechnology, safety leadership, safety pre-qualification, and workforce sustainability.

2020

Designing Occupational Safety and Health Training Materials for Clear Communication

Clayton Sinyai, Grace Barlet. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2020.

Efficacy of text messaging apprentices to reinforce ergonomics and safety voice training

Laurel D. Kincl, Jennifer A. Hess, Douglas L. Weeks, Amelia Vaughan, Dan Anton. Journal of Safety Research, 2020.

Exposures and urinary biomonitoring of aliphatic isocyanates in construction metal structure coating

Anila Bello, Yalong Sue, Rebecca Gore, Susan Woskie, Dhimiter Bello. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 2020.

Lung cancer mortality among construction workers: implications for early detection

John M. Dement, Knut Ringen, Stella Hines, Kim Cranford, Patricia Quinn. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2020.

Prevention through Design (PtD) to Make Solar-Ready Houses Safe for Solar Workers

Hyun Woo Lee, John Gambatese, and Yohan Min. CPWR Small Study, 2020.

Using Unmanned Aerial Systems for Automated Fall Hazard Monitoring in High-rise Construction Projects

Masoud Gheisari, Behzad Esmaeili, Jana Kosecka, Abbas Rashidi. CPWR Small Study, 2020.

2019

A training intervention to improve frontline construction leaders’ safety leadership practices and overall jobsite safety climate

Natalie V. Schwatka, Linda M. Goldenhar, Stefanie K. Johnson, Marissa A. Beldon, Jamie Tessler, Jack T. Dennerlein, Mark Fullen, Hao Trieu. Journal of Safety Research, 2019.

Development of a Workforce Sustainability Model for Construction

John Gambatese, Ali Karakhan, and Denise Simmons. CPWR Report, January 2019.

Effect of hollow bit local exhaust ventilation on respirable quartz dust concentrations during concrete drilling

David Rempel, Alan Barr, and Michael R. Cooper. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2019.

Embedded Safety Communication System for Robust Hazard Perception of Individuals in Work Zones

Jee Park and Sayan Sakhakarmi. CPWR Small Study, 2019.

Ergonomic Back Injury Risk Factors in Construction Glass and Glazing Work

Terry L. Stentz, Changbum R. Ahn, Kelli R. Herstein, and Zahra Jabbarani Torghabeh. CPWR Small Study Report, 2019.

Essential Elements for Effective Safety and Health Education in Postsecondary Construction Career Technical Education

Diane Bush, Charlotte Chang, Kimberly Rauscher, and Doug Myers. New Solutions, 2019.

Exposure to airborne nano-titanium dioxide during airless spray painting and sanding

Gavin H. West, Michael R. Cooper, Leonard G. Burrelli, Daniel Dresser, and Bruce E. Lippy. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2019.

Heat‐related deaths among construction workers in the United States

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Gavin H. West, Alfreda Holloway‐Beth, Xuanwen Wang, and Rosemary K. Sokas. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2019.

Leadership skills for strengthening jobsite safety climate

Linda M. Goldenhar, Natalie Schwatka, Stefanie K. Johnson. Journal of Safety Research, 2019.

Mortality of Older Construction and Craft Workers Employed at Department of Energy Nuclear Sites: Follow‐up Through 2016

Knut Ringen, John Dement, Stella Hines, Patricia Quinn, Anna Chen, Scott Haas. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2019.

Moving research into practice to improve jobsite safety climate and safety outcomes: The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) training program

Linda M. Goldenhar, PhD, Natalie Schwatka, PhD, Stefanie K. Johnson, PhD, Marissa A. Beldon, MPH. CPWR Report. 2019.

PARS: Using Augmented Panoramas of Reality for Construction Safety Training

Masoud Gheisari and Behzad Esmaeili. CPWR Report, January 2019.

Pneumatic rock drill vs. electric rotary hammer drill: Productivity, vibration, dust, and noise when drilling into concrete

David Rempel, Andrea Antonucci, Alan Barr, Michael R. Cooper, Bernard Martin, and Richard L. Neitzel. Applied Ergonomics, 2019

Testing the associations between leading and lagging indicators in a contractor safety pre-qualification database

Justin Manjourides and Jack T. Dennerlein. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2019.

The Gap Between Tools and Best Practice: An Analysis of Safety Pre-qualification Surveys in the Construction Industry

Kang-Hung Liu, Jamie Tessler, Lauren A. Murphy, Chien-Chi Chang, and Jack T. Dennerlein. New Solutions, 2019.

The Role of Employee Tenure in Construction Injuries: The Tennessee Case

Edward L. Taylor, John Moore, Thomas Cressler, John Wagner, and Terry Higgins. CPWR Report, April 2019.

The Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT): A rubric-based approach to measuring construction safety climate

Tahira M. Probst, Linda M. Goldenhar, Jesse L. Byrd, and Eileen Betit. Journal of Safety Research, 2019.

2018

A Pilot Study of Nanoparticle Levels and Field Evaluation of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators on Construction Sites

Atin Adhikari, Abbas Rashidi, and Aniruddha Mitra. CPWR Report, April 2018.

Characterization of Occupational Exposures to Respirable Silica and Dust in Demolition, Crushing and Chipping Activities

Anila Bello, Christopher Mugford, Amanda Murray, Susan Shepherd, and Susan R. Woskie. Annals of Work Exposure and Health, 2018.

Construction Safety and Health in the USA: Lessons from a Decade of Turmoil

Knut Ringen, Xiuwen Sue Dong, Linda M Goldenhar, and Christine T Cain. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 2018.

Early detection of lung cancer in a population at high risk due to occupation and smoking

Laura S. Welch, John M. Dement, Kim Cranford, Janet Shorter, Patricia S. Quinn, David K. Madtes, and Knut Ringen. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2018.

Evaluating the readability and suitability of construction occupational safety and health materials designed for workers

Clayton Sinyai, Brenda MacArthur, and Thomas Roccotagliata. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, August 2018.

Exposure to organophosphate flame retardants in spray polyurethane foam applicators: Role of dermal exposure

Anila Bello, Courtney Carignan, Yalong Xue, Heather Stepleton, and Dhimiter Bello. Environment International, 2018.

Hearing loss among older construction workers: Updated analyses

John Dement, Laura S. Welch, Knut Ringen, Kim Cranford, and Patricia Quinn. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, April 2018.

Holographic Visual Interaction and Remote Collaboration in Construction Safety and Health

Fei Dai and Abiodun Olorunfemi. CPWR Report, April 2018.

Mistakeproofing the Design of Construction Processes Using Inventive Problem Solving

Iris D. Tommelein and Sevilay Demirkesen. CPWR Report, April 2018.

Nanotechnology: Assessing Awareness and Training Needs Among California Construction Trades

Laura Boatman and Debra Chaplan. CPWR Report, May 2018.

Reducing Highway Construction Fatalities through Improved Adoption of Safety Technologies

Chinweike Eseonu, John Gambatese, and Chukwuma Nnaji. CPWR Report, March 2018.

The effect of workforce mobility on intervention effectiveness estimates

Justin Manjourides, Emily Sparer, Cassandra Okechukwu, and Jack Dennerlein. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, January 2018.

2017

A national safety stand-down to reduce construction worker falls

Jessica Bunting, Christine Branche, Chris Trahan, and Linda Goldenhar. Journal of Safety Research, February 2017.

Aluminet: An Intervention for Heat-related Illness among Construction Workers

Mark Schall, Richard Sesek, David Pascoe, Lauren Redden, Connor Lusk, Xuanxuan Zhang, Mohamed Badawy, Sarah Cressman. CPWR Report, December 2017.

Applying Prevention through Design (PtD) to Solar Systems in Small Buildings

Hyun Woo Lee, John Gambatese, and Chung Ho. CPWR Report, July 2017.

Baby Boomers in the United States: Factors Associated With Working Longer and Delaying Retirement

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Xuanwen Wang, Knut Ringen, and Rosemary Sokas. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, April 2017.

Carbide-tipped bit wear patterns and productivity with concrete drilling

Lucia Botti, Cristina Mora, Andrea Antonucci, Paul Carty, Alan Barr, and David Rempel. Wear, 2017.

Effect of Bit Wear on Hammer Drill Handle Vibration and Productivity
Facilitators and barriers to the adoption of ergonomic solutions in construction

Ann Marie Dale, Lisa Jaegers, Laura Welch, Ellen Barnidge, Nancy Weaver and Bradley A. Evanoff. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, March 2017.

Fatal falls and PFAS use in the construction industry: Findings from the NIOSH FACE reports

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Julie A. Largay, Sang D. Choi, Xuanwen Wang, Chris Trahan Cain, and Nancy Romano. Accident Analysis and Prevention, May 2017.

Impact of Secondary Prevention in an Occupational High-Risk Group

Laura Welch, John Dement, Knut Ringen, Kim Cranford, and Patricia Quinn. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, January 2017.

Improving Work Zone Safety Utilizing a New Mobile Proximity Sensing Technology

Yong K. Cho, JeeWoong Park, and Xiaoyu Yang, CPWR Report, August 2017; Automation in Construction, August 2017.

Inhalation Exposure during Spray Application and Subsequent Sanding of a Wood Sealant Containing Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles

Michael R. Cooper, Gavin H. West, Leonard G. Burrelli, Daniel Dresser, Kelsey N. Griffin, Alan M. Segrave, Jon Perrenoud and Bruce E. Lippy. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 2017.

Longitudinal decline in lung function among older construction workers

John M. Dement, Laura S. Welch, Knut Ringen, Kim Cranford, and Patricia Quinn. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2017.

Occupational Safety and Health in Green Buildings: LEED PtD Pilot Credit Analysis

Michael Behm and Annie Pearce. CPWR Report, August 2017.

Owners’ perceptions of barriers to Prevention through Design diffusion

John A. Gambatese, T. Michael Toole, and Deborah A. Abowitz. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, July 2017

The Construction FACE Database — Codifying the NIOSH FACE reports

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Julie A. Largay, Xuanwen Wang, Chris Trahan Cain, and Nancy Romano. Journal of Safety Research, September 2017.

The Effects of Bit Wear on Respirable Silica Dust, Noise and Productivity: A Hammer Drill Bench Study

Paul Carty, Michael R Cooper, Alan Barr, Richard L Neitzel, John Balmes, David Rempel. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 2017.

Workers’ compensation loss prevention representative contact and risk of lost-time injury in construction policyholders

Katherine E. Schofield, Bruce H. Alexander, Susan G. Gerberich, and Richard F. MacLehose. Journal of Safety Research, September 2017.

2016

A new test bench system for hammer drills: Validation for handle vibration

David Rempel, Alan Barr, and Andrea Antonucci. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, August 2016.

Alignment between lean principles and practices and worker safety behavior

John A. Gambatese, Catarina Pestana, and Hyun Woo Lee. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2016.

An analysis of permanent work disability among construction sheet metal workers

Gavin H. West, Jaime Dawson, Claire Teitelbaum, Rebecca Novello, Katherine Hunting PhD, and Laura S. Welch MD. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, July 2016.

Defining and measuring safety climate: A review of the construction industry literature

Natalie Schwatka, Steven Hecker and Linda M. Goldenhar. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, June 2016.

Economic consequences of workplace injuries in the United States: Findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Xuanwen Wang, Julie A. Largay, and Rosemary Sokas. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, February 2016.

Effectiveness of OSHA Outreach Training on carpenters’ work-related injury rates, Washington state 2000-2008

Ashley Schoenfisch, Hester Lipscomb, Clayton Sinyai, and Darrin Adams. CPWR Report 2016; American Journal of Industrial Medicine, October 2016.

Evaluation of a participatory ergonomics intervention in small commercial construction firms

Ann Marie Dale, Lisa Jaegers, Laura Welch, Bethany Gardner, Bryan Buchholz, Nancy Weaver and Bradley Evanoff. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, June 2016.

Improving safety climate through a communication and recognition program for construction: a mixed-methods study

Emily Sparer, Paul Catalano, Robert Herrick, and Jack Dennerlein. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, May 2016.

Near miss information visualization tool in BIM for construction safety

Xu Shen and Eric Marks. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, April 2016.

Owners’ role in facilitating Prevention through Design

T. Michael Toole, John A. Gambatese, and Deborah A. Abowitz. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, January 2016.

Production practices affecting worker task demands in concrete operations: A case study

Babak Memarian and Panagiotis Mitropoulos. Work, March 2016.

Reduction of Biomechanical and Welding Fume Exposures in Stud Welding

Nathan B. Fethke, Thomas M. Peters, Stephanie Leonard, Mahmoud Metwali and Imali A. Mudunkotuwa. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, April 2016.

Respiratory cancer and non-malignant respiratory disease-related mortality among older construction workers – findings from the Health and Retirement Study

Xuanwen Wang, Xiuwen Sue Dong, Laura Welch and Julie Largay. Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs, May 2016.

Safety Voice for Ergonomics (SAVE) project: protocol for a workplace cluster-randomized controlled trial to reduce musculoskeletal disorders in masonry apprentices

Laurel D. Kincl, Dan Anton, Jennifer A. Hess and Douglas L. Weeks. BMC Public Health, April 2016.

The power of local action in occupational health: the adoption of local exhaust ventilation in the Chicago tuckpointing trade

Marc Weinstein, Pam Susi and Mark Goldberg. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2016.

Toward responsible development and effective risk management of nano-enabled products in the U.S. construction industry

Gavin H. West, Bruce E. Lippy, Michael R. Cooper, Daniel Marsick, Leonard G. Burrelli, Kelsey N. Griffin and Alan M. Segrave. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2016.

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers in the United States from 1992 to 2014

Xuanwen Wang, Xiuwen Sue Dong, Sang D. Choi, John Dement. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, December 2016 (Online).

2015

A Case-Control Study of Airways Obstruction Among Construction Workers

John Dement, Laura Welch, Knut Ringen, Patricia Quinn, Anna Chen, and Scott Haas. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, August 2015.

A universal rig for supporting large hammer drills: Reduced injury risk and improved productivity

David Rempel and Alan Barr. Safety Science, October 2015.

Best practices for health and safety technology transfer in construction

Laura Welch, Dustin Russell, Deborah Weinstock and Eileen Betit. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, August 2015.

Creating the Climate for Making Ergonomic Changes in Construction

Laura Boatman, Debra Chaplan, Suzanne Teran, Laura Welch. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, August 2015.

Development of a safety communication and recognition program in construction

Emily Sparer, Robert Herrick, and Jack Dennerlein. New Solutions, May 2015.

Effects of Selected Eyewear on the Noise Insertion Loss of Selected Earmuffs

Sergio A. Caporali Filho. CPWR Report, January 2015.

Ergonomics climate assessment: A measure of operational performance and employee well-being

Krista Hoffmeister, Alyssa Gibbons, Natalie Schwatka, John Rosecrance. Applied Ergonomics, September 2015.

Fall protection: Structural efficacy of residential structures for fall protection systems

Jeremy Bethancourt and Mark Cannon. Professional Safety, May 2015.

If you’ve seen one construction worksite stretch and flex program …

Linda M. Goldenhar and Pete Stafford. Journal of Safety Research, December 2015.

Length of time spent working on a commercial construction site and the associations with worker characteristics

Emily H. Sparer, Cassandra A. Okechukwu, Justin Manjourides, Robert F. Herrick, Jeffrey N. Katz, and Jack T. Dennerlein. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, September 2015.

Long-term health outcomes of work-related injuries among construction workers – findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Xuanwen Wang, Julie A. Largay, and Rosemary Sokas. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, March 2015.

Mortality of older construction and craft workers employed at Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear sites: Follow-up through 2011

Knut Ringen, John Dement, Laura Welch, Eula Bingham, Patricia Quinn, Anna Chen and Scott Haas. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, February 2015.

Moving research to practice through partnership: A case study in Asphalt Paving

Charlotte Chang, Laura Nixon, and Robin Baker. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, August 2015.

Occupational and non-occupational factors associated with work-related injuries among construction workers in the USA

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Xuanwen Wang, Julie A. Largay. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, March 2015.

Preventing falls in residential construction: Effectiveness of engaging partners for a national social marketing campaign

Everly Macario, Sandra Wills Hannon, Robin Baker, Christine M. Branche, Christina Trahan. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, August 2015.

Promoting adoption of fall prevention measures among Latino workers and residential contractors: Formative research findings

Suzanne Teran, Hillary Blecker, Kelsie Scruggs, Javier García Hernández and Barbara Rahke. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, August 2015.

Silica Measurement with High Flow Rate Respirable Size Selective Samplers: A Field Study

Taekhee Lee, Martin Harper, Michael Kashon, Larry A. Lee, Catherine B. Healy, Marie A. Coggins, Pam Susi and Andrew O’Brien.

Triage for action: Systematic assessment and dissemination of construction health and safety research

Robin Baker, Charlotte Chang, Jessica Bunting, Eileen Betit. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, August 2015.

Using social media to inform Latino construction workers about fall protection

Todd Wolfson and Barbara Rahke. CPWR Report, January 2015.

2014

Airways Obstruction among Sheet Metal Workers Participating in a Respiratory Screening Program

John Dement, Laura Welch, and Gavin West. CPWR Report, April 2014.

Comparison of Musculoskeletal Disorder Health Claims Between Construction Floor Layers and a General Working Population

Ann Marie Dale, Daniel Ryan, Laura Welch, Margaret Olsen, Bryan Buchholz, and Bradley Evanoff. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, forthcoming.

Connection between Lean Design/Construction and Construction Worker Safety

John Gambatese and Catarina Pestana. CPWR Report, October 2014.

Evaluating fall safety compliance among skilled trades in construction

Melissa Perry, Amanda McQueen, and SeungSup Kim. CPWR Report, January 2015.

Exploring physical exposures and identifying high-risk work tasks within the floor layer trade

Jamie McGaha, Kim Miller, Alexis Descatha, Laurie Welch, Bryan Buchholz, Bradley Evanoff, and Ann Marie Dale. Applied Ergonomics, July 2014.

Fall Protection Resource for New Home Construction

Vicki Kaskutas, OTR/L, OTD, FAOTA. CPWR Report, September 2014.

Fatal falls in the U.S. residential construction industry

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Xuanwen Wang, Julie A. Largay, James W. Platner, Erich Stafford, Chris Trahan Cain, and Sang D. Choi. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, May 2014 (published online ahead of print).

Fatalities in the construction industry: Findings from a revision of the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classifi cation System

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Julie Largay, Xuanwen Wang, and Janice Windau. Monthly Labor Review, July 2014.

Field Tool for On-Site Biomechanical Analysis During Ladder Climbing

SangHyun Lee, PhD, and Thomas J. Armstrong, PhD. CPWR Report, April 2014.

Interactive effects of leader justice and support for safety on safety performance

Benjamin R. Kaufman, Konstantin P. Cigularov, Peter Chen, Krista Hoffmeister, Alyssa M. Gibbons, Stefanie K. Johnson. Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 2014.

Mortality among sheet metal workers participating in a medical screening program

John Dement, Laura Welch, and Gavin West. CPWR Report, April 2014.

Promoting integrated approaches to reducing health inequities among low-income workers: Applying a social ecological framework

Sherry Baron, Sharon Beard, Letitia K. Davis, Linda Delp, Linda Forst, Andrea Kidd-Taylor, Amy K. Liebman, Laura Linnan, Laura Punnett, Laura S. Welch. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, May 2014.

Risks of a lifetime in construction Part I: Traumatic injuries

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Knut Ringen, Laura Welch, and John Dement. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, September 2014.

Risks of a lifetime in construction Part II: Chronic occupational diseases

Knut Ringen, John Dement, Laura Welch, Xiuwen Sue Dong, Eula Bingham and Patricia Quinn. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, November 2014.

Safety and Health Information: Improving Online Access and Delivery

Sharon Garber, Eileen Betit, Mary Watters and Bruce Lippy. Professional Safety, May 2014.

Safety Benefits of Mandatory OSHA 10 Hour Training

Edward L. Taylor, BS, MBA, MA. June 2014.

Safety Culture and Climate in Construction: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice

(in alphabetical order) Matt Gillen, Linda M. Goldenhar, Steve Hecker and Scott Schneider. CPWR Report, March 2014.

The Differential Effects of Transformational Leadership Facets on Employee Safety

Krista Hoffmeister, Alyssa M. Gibbons, Stefanie K. Johnson, Konstantin P. Cigularov, Peter Y. Chen, and John C. Rosecrance. Safety Science, February 2014.

The Impact of IIPP Policies on Statewide Injury Rates in U.S. Construction

Ziad Hamideh, David Blatter, Peter Philips, Guowang Rao, Josh Simnitt and Tao Yu.CPWR Report, May 2014.

Understanding Safety Culture and Safety Climate in Construction: Existing Evidence and a Path Forward, Literature Review Summary for Safety Culture/Climate Workshop

Steven Hecker, MSPH, and Linda M. Goldenhar, PhD. CPWR Report, January 2014.

Union Coverage and Work-related Training in the Construction Industry

C. Jeffrey Waddoups. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, April 2014.

Use and Re-use of Formwork: Safety Risks and Reliability Assessment

John Gambatese, Andre Barbosa, and Amrutha Das. CPWR Report, September 2014.

2013

A Test Bench System for Concrete Drills

David Rempel, PD, MPH, CPE; Michael Cooper, MPH, CIH, CSP; Alan Barr, MS. 2013.

Characterizing the relationship between in-hospital measures and workers’ compensation outcomes among severely injured …

Peter Ruestow and Lee Friedman. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, October 2013.

Chronic Beryllium Disease and the Construction Worker

Laura Welch, MD, Knut Ringen, DrPH, John Dement, PhD, Eula Bingham, PhD, Patricia Quinn, BA, Janet Shorter, BA, and Miles Fisher, BA. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, October 2013.

Comparison of the DiSCmini Aerosol Monitor to a Handheld Condensation Particle Counter and a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer for Submicrometer Sodium Chloride and Metal Aerosols

Jessica B. Mills, Jae Hong Park, Thomas M. Peters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, May 2013.

Connecting glutathione with immune responses to occupational methylene diphenyl diisocyanate exposure

Wisnewski AV, Liu J, Redlich CA. Chemico-Biological Interactions, September 2013.

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Construction Workers’ Reasons for Not Reporting Work-Related Injuries: An Exploratory Study

JT Moore, KP Cigularov, JM Sampson, JC Rosecrance, Chen PY. 2013.

Construction Working Conditions in Texas: Survey Instrument Development and Pilot Project

The Workers Defense Project. 2013.

Controlling Dust from Concrete Saw Cutting

Susan Shepherd, CIH, and Susan Woskie, PhD. 2013.

Do Contractor Safety Assessment Program (CSAP) Scores Reflect Safety Climate?

Sparer EH, Murphy LA, Taylor KM, and Dennerlein JT. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, published online September 2013 (print edition forthcoming).

Doing it old school: Peer-led occupational safety training in the U.S. construction industry

Clayton Sinyai, Pete Stafford and Chris Trahan. McGill Journal of Education, Fall 2013.

Fall Prevention on Residential Construction Sites

Vicki Kaskutas, Bradley Evanoff and Harry Miller. Professional Safety, July 2013.

Fatal Falls from Roofs Among U.S. Construction Workers

Xiuwen Sue Dong , Sang D. Choi, James G. Borchardt, Xuanwen Wang, Julie A. Largay. Journal of Safety Research, February 2013.

How much is enough? Establishing threshold scores for employee safety incentive programs

Sparer EH and Dennerlein JT. Safety Science, January 2013.

Injury Rates, Severity, and Drug Testing Programs in Small Construction Companies

Katie Schofield, Alexander BH, Gerberich SG, and Ryan AD. 2013.

Integrating Occupational Safety and Health Training into Career Technical Education (CTE) in Construction

Diane Bush, MPH, Karen Andrews, MLS. Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at UC-Berkeley. A report commissioned by CPWR. July 2013.

Measurement Equivalence and Mean Comparisons of a Safety Climate Measure Across Construction Trades

Konstantin P. Cigularov, Stephanie Adams, Janie L. Gittleman, Elizabeth Haile, Peter Y. Chen. Accident Analysis and Prevention, March 2013.

Measurement equivalence of a safety climate measure among Hispanic and White Non-Hispanic construction workers

Konstantin P. Cigularov, Paige G. Lancaster, Peter Y. Chen, Janie Gittleman, and Elizabeth Haile. Safety Science, April 2013.

Opening the Black Box: Evaluating an Ergonomics Program for Floor Layers, Step by Step

Lisa Jaegers, MS, Ann Marie Dale, PhD, Nancy Weaver, PhD, Bryan Buchholz, PhD, Laura Welch, MD, and Bradley Evanoff, MD. American Journal of Industrial Medicine (published online; print edition forthcoming).

Position and Size of Drywall on the Physical Demands for Drywall Installers

Lu Yuan, Sc.D. Southeastern Louisiana University. CPWR Report, May 2013.

Reducing Injuries, Saving Lives through OSHA-10

Ruth Ruttenberg, PhD. CPWR Report, May 2013.

Seeking Use of Research Products/Findings on Residential Construction Sites

Larry J. Chapman, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison. CPWR Report, December 2013.

The Effect of Lift Teams on Kinematics and Muscle Activity of the Upper Extremity and Trunk in Bricklayers

Dan Anton, Ryan Mizner and Jennifer A. Hess. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, April 2013.

The Impact of Language Barriers on Healthcare Utilization among Hispanic Construction Workers

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Xuanwen Wang, Julie Largay, C. Jeffery Waddoups, Alissa Fujimoto. Book Chapter in Health Disparities: Epidemiology, Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Risk Factors and Strategies for Elimination, NOVA Science, 2013.

Use of a TV Show to Inform Latino Viewers about Construction Hazards and Safe Practices

Diego E. Castaneda, DrPH, Kurt C. Organista, PhD, Leslie Rodriguez, PhD, and Pietra Check, MPH. Sage OPEN, July-September 2013.

Work-related injuries involving a hand or fingers among union carpenters in Washington state, 1989 to 2008

Hester Lipscomb, Ashley Schoenfi sch, Wilfrid Cameron. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, July 2013.

2012

Aging Workers and Workers’ Comp

John Rosecrance, PhD PT CPE, Lesley Butler, PhD, Natalie Schwatka, MS AEP. CPWR Report, November 2012.

Alternatives to lifting concrete masonry blocks onto rebar: biomechanical and perceptual evaluations

Jen Hess, Ryan Mizner, Laurel Kincl, and Dan Anton. Ergonomics, May 2012.

An Aging Workforce and Injury in the Construction Industry

Natalie V. Schwatka, Lesley M. Butler and John R. Rosecrance. Epidemiologic Reviews, January 2012.

Analysis of ethnic disparities in workers’ compensation claims using data linkage

Lee Friedman, Peter Ruestow and Linda Forst. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, October 2012.

Chronic back pain among older construction workers in the United States: a longitudinal study

Xiuwen S. Dong, Xuanwen Wang, Alissa Fujimoto, Ronald Dobbin. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, May 2012.

Creating the Climate for Making Ergonomic Changes in Construction

Laura Boatman, Debra Chaplan, Suzanne Teran. CPWR Report, May 2012.

Data Linkage of State Registries for Assessment of Construction Injuries

Lee Friedman, Peter Ruestow, and Linda Forst. 2012.

Dump Truck-Related Deaths in Construction, 1992-2007

Michael McCann and Mei-Tai Cheng. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, May 2012.

Evaluation and Control of Respirable Silica Exposure During Lateral Drilling of Concrete

Michael Cooper, Pam Susi, and David Rempel. 2012.

Fatal Falls among Older Construction Workers

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Xuanwen Wang and Christina Daw. Human Factors, June 2012.

Immigrant Occupational Safety Advocates Take Training Beyond the Classroom

Michele Ochsner, Elizabeth G. Marshall, Carmen Martino, Marién Casillas Pabellón, Louis Kimmel, Damaris Rostran. New Solutions, December 2012.

Improving Worker Safety on ‘Green’ Construction Projects

Bernard R. Fortunato III, Matthew R. Hallowell, Michael Behm, Katherine Dewlaney. 2012.

Local Exhaust Ventilation for the Control of Welding Fumes in the Construction Industry – A Literature Review.

Michael Flynn, ScD, and Pam Susi, MSPH. 2012.

Outcomes of a Revised Apprentice Carpenter Fall Prevention Training Curriculum

Bradley Evanoff, MD, Vicki Kaskutas, OTD, Ann Marie Dale, PhD, John Gaal, EdD, Mark Fuchs, BSc, Hester Lipscomb, PhD. Work, February 2012 Supplement.

Stakeholders Speak to the Effectiveness of Mandatory OSHA 10-hour Training in Massachusetts

Cora Roelofs. 2012.

The Cost of Interpersonal Conflict in Construction

Julie L. Brockman, PhD. CPWR Report, December 2012.

Workers Speak Out on Injury Reporting & Safety Incentive Programs

Hester Lipscomb, PhD, Duke University. 2012.

2011

A longitudinal assessment of occupation, respiratory symptoms, and blood lead levels among Latino day laborers…

Rabito FA, Perry S, Salinas O, Hembling J, Schmidt N, Parsons PJ, Kissinger P. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, May 2011.

A perspective on effective mentoring in the construction industry

Krista Hoffmeister, Konstantin P. Cigularov, Julie Sampson, John C. Rosecrance, Peter Y. Chen. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 2011.

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Analysis of Construction-Related Falls Treated in ERs

Kirill S. Shishlov, MPH, MD, Ashley L. Schoenfisch, MSPH, Douglas J. Myers, ScD, and Hester J. Lipscomb, PhD. 2011.

Buyer Beware: Personnel Selling Nail Guns Know Little About Dangerous Tools

Hester J. Lipscomb, PhD, James Nolan, Dennis Patterson, Mark Fullen, EdD, Brandon C. Takacs, MS, CSHM, and Lisa Pompeii, PhD. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, August 2011.

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Chronic Diseases, Aging Workers

Xiuwen Sue Dong, DrPH, Xuanwen Wang, PhD, Christina Daw, PhD, and Knut Ringen, DrPH. 2011.

Comparison of Biomechanical Loading During Use of Conventional Stud Welding Equipment and an Alternate System

Nathan B. Fethke, Lauren C. Gant, and Fred Gerr. Applied Ergonomics, July 2011.

Design of a Portable Safety Database for Construction

Alice Freund and Norman Zuckerman. CPWR Report, December 2011.

Individual safety performance in the construction industry: Development and validation of two short scales

Sarah DeArmond, April E. Smith, Christina L. Wilson, Peter Y. Chen, Konstantin P. Cigularov. Accident Analysis and Prevention, May 2011.

Industrial hygiene issues in construction

Barbara Epstien, John Meeker, Pam Susi, C. Jason McInnis and James Platner, in The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management, 3rd Ed. 2011.

Injury Underreporting Patterns in U.S. Construction.

Xiuwen Sue Dong, DrPH, Alissa Fujimoto, MA, Knut Ringen, DrPH, Erich Stafford, BS, James Platner, PhD, Janie Gittleman, PhD, and Xuanwen Wang, PhD. 2011.

Worker Attitudes Toward Genetic Testing for Beryllium Sensitivity

Silver K, Kukulka G, Gorniewicz J, Rayman K, Sharp R. 2011.

2010

Overhead drilling: comparing three bases for aligning a drill jig to vertical

David Rempel, Demetra Star, Alan Barr, and Ira Janowitz. Journal of Safety Research, June 2010.

The effects of error management climate and safety communication on safety: A multi-level study

Konstantin P. Cigularov, Peter Y. Chen, and John Rosecrance. Accident Analysis and Prevention, September 2010.

The impact of a peer-led participatory health and safety training program for Latino day laborers in construction

Quintin Williams, Michele Ochsner, Elizabeth Marshall, Louis Kimmel, Carmen Martino. Journal of Safety Research, June 2010.

The impact of drywall handling tools on the low back

Jennifer A. Hess, Laurel Kincl, and Kermit Davis. Applied Ergonomics, March 2010.

2009

Asbestos-related disease among sheet metal workers 1986-2004: radiographic changes over time

Laura Welch and Elizabeth Haile. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, July 2009.

Developments in Asbestos Cancer Risk Assessment

Michael Silverstein, Laura Welch and Richard Lemen. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, November 2009.

Expanding Access to Health Care for Hispanic Construction Workers and their Children

Xiuwen Dong, Knut Ringen, and Alissa Fujimoto. Expanding Access to Health Care: A Management Approach. Terry F. Buss and Paul N. Van de Water, eds., 2009. Chapter 16, pages 321-343.

Fatal Falls among Hispanic Construction Workers

Xiuwen Sue Dong, Alissa Fujimoto, Knut Ringen, Yurong Men. Accident Analysis and Prevention, September 2009.

Mortality of older construction and craft workers employed at Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear sites

John Dement, Knut Ringen, Laura Welch, Eula Bingham, and Patricia Quinn. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, September 2009.

Portable ladder assessment tool development and validation – quantifying best practices in the field

Jack T. Dennerlein, Christopher J. Ronk and Melissa J. Perry. Safety Science, May 2009.

Reducing silica and dust exposures in construction during use of powered concrete-cutting hand tools: Efficacy of local exhaust ventilation on hammer drills

Susan Shepherd, Susan Woskie, Christina Holcroft, and Michael Ellenbecker. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, January 2009.

Validation of tri-axial accelerometer for the calculation of elevation angles

Tal Amasay, Keely Zodrow, Laurel Kincl, Jennifer Hess, and Andrew Karduna. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, September 2009.

2008

Age, work limitations and physical functioning among construction roofers

Laura Welch, Elizabeth Haile, Leslie Boden and Katherine Hunting. Work, 2008.

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