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Assessing Public Policy Intervention Impacts on Construction Fatality Rates
John Mendeloff, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Assessment and Control of Exposures to Reactive Chemical Resins in Construction
Dhimiter Bello, ScD
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Development and Evaluation of Contractor Safety Pre-Qualification Tool
Jack Dennerlein, PhD
Northeastern University

Interventions to Improve Safety Climate and Ergonomics in Construction Small and Medium-Sized Contractor Enterprises
Ann Marie Dale, PhD
Washington University in St. Louis

Safety Voice for Ergonomics (SAVE)
Daniel C. Anton, PhD
Eastern Washington University

Test Bench for Evaluating Concrete Drilling Methods
David Rempel, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco


Communications Plan
Bill Wright

Construction Solutions
Babak Memarian, PhD

Disparities Surveillance Research; Data Tracking and Support Services
Sue Dong, MS, DrPH

Enhancing Safety Climate through Leadership
Linda Goldenhar, PhD

Nanomaterials in Construction: Tracking Product Diffusion and Measuring Exposures
Bruce Lippy, PhD, CIH, CSP

r2p Coordinating Project; Prevention Partnerships in r2p
Eileen Betit


Aluminet: Preventing Heat-Related Illness among Construction Workers
Mark Schall, PhD
Auburn University

Application of End-Of-Shift Respirable Crystalline Silica Monitoring to Construction
Martin Harper, PhD
Zefon International, Inc.

Applying Prevention through Design (PtD) to Solar Systems in Small Buildings
Hyun Woo Lee, PhD, MS
University of Washington
John Gambatese, PhD, MS
Oregon State University

Development of Sustainable Workforce Model for Construction
John Gambatese, PhD, MS
Oregon State University

Embedded Safety Communication Systems for Robust Hazard Perception of Individuals in Work Zones
Jee Woong Park, PhD
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Ergonomic Back Injury Risk Factors in Construction Glass and Glazing Work
Terry Stentz, MSIE, PhD, MPH
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Holographic Visual Interaction and Remote Collaboration in Construction Safety and Health
Fei Dai, PhD
West Virginia University

Impacts of Policy Changes on Worker Safety Outcomes in NYC Construction Sites
Maria Figueroa, LPD
Cornell University

Improving Work Zone Safety Utilizing a New Mobile Proximity Sensing Technology
Yong Cho, BSc, MSc, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology


Insights from Workers’ Compensation Surveillance Data
Edward Taylor, MS
University of Tennessee

iSafe: Using Panoramic Augmented Reality to Create A Virtual Safety Training Environment
Masoud Gheisari, PhD
University of Florida

Mistakeproofing the Design of Construction Process
Iris Tommelein, PhD
University of California, Berkeley

Nanotechnology: Assessing Awareness/Training Needs among California Construction Trades
Debra Chaplan, BA, MS and Laura Boatman, BA
State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

Prevention through Design to Make Solar-Ready Houses Safe for Solar Workers
Hyun Woo Lee, PhD
University of Washington
John Gambatese, PhD
Oregon State University

Reducing Highway Construction Fatalities Through Improved Adoption of Safety Technologies
Chinweike Eseonu, PhD, MS
Oregon State Univeristy

Recent Trenching Accidents, Analysis of Causes and Recommendations to Reduce Them
Ruth Ruttenberg, PhD
Ruth Ruttenberg & Associates

Silica Nanoparticle Exposures and Respiratory Protection in Construction Jobsites
Atin Adhikari, PhD
Georgia Southern University

USGBC’s PtD Pilot Credit: Evaluating Effectiveness and Building a Foundation for Implementation
Michael Behm, PhD, MS
East Carolina University
Annie Pierce, PhD
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Using Unmanned Aerial Systems for
Automated Fall Hazard Monitoring in
High-Rise Construction
Masoud Gheisari, PhD
University of Florida