Planning, Evaluation & Dissemination Tools for Researchers
These resources include tools and information developed to help researchers plan for how their research findings will reach target audiences and be used to advance construction safety and health, and to evaluate their r2p efforts.
Research to Practice (r2p) Roadmap Tool and Triage Process
CPWR works with members of its Research Consortium to ensure that each project includes an plan to disseminate important results and to encourage further steps to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses.
Construction Safety & Health Social Marketing Toolkit
This Toolkit is an output of the Ergonomics Community of Practice and includes information to help construction safety and health researchers use a social marketing approach to identify and overcome barriers to adoption of their research findings. This Toolkit is designed to build construction safety and health researchers’ and industry stakeholders’ capacity to:
- Develop a social marketing plan;
- Identify and work with appropriate partners to complement their skill set; and
- Manage the process of developing and implementing a social marketing program.
r2p Evaluation Initiatives
Evaluating research to practice efforts is a critical part of CPWR’s r2p program. We have tested a number of evaluation methods and developed reports and resources on lessons learned.
A Literature Review of Behavioral Economics in the Construction Industry: Use of Choice Architecture Techniques to Accelerate Acceptance and Adoption of Safety and Health Research Findings and Solutions
Behavioral economics, a relatively new field of study that combines insights from psychology and economics, may have promise for influencing safety and health decisions made by employers, supervisors, and workers (stakeholders) in the construction industry. This literature review explores the extent to which behavioral economics concepts have been used in the construction industry and, more broadly, how they have been used to influence safety or health decisions.
The annual r2p Seminar and Partnership Workshop, initiated in 2015 and held in conjunction with the annual meeting of CPWR’s Research Consortium, provides a platform for researchers to report on their projects’ progress and findings and to receive feedback from industry stakeholders and other researchers. It has created an opportunity for an ongoing dialogue between researchers and industry stakeholders on how best to: 1) distill scientific knowledge into understandable and actionable information; 2) use different partnership structures and targeted approaches to make end users aware of research results; 3) ensure the use of research findings and interventions; and 4) plan for and evaluate these activities. This report includes a summary of discussions, information from related r2p initiatives, and examples of r2p pilot projects and new resources resulting from the annual meetings held between June 2015 and June 2019.
2020 r2p Seminar Summary Report from Partnership Workshop: Construction Outlook – Implications for Safety and Health Research
This report summarizes a series of small group discussions involving safety and health researchers and industry stakeholders on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on construction activity and safety and health research.
The CPWR, OSHA and NIOSH Database and Outreach Resource
(CONDOR) is a contact resource developed to do targeted outreach on critical health and safety innovations, emerging issues, and new findings to those who need and can act on this information. The database includes contact information for thousands of construction contractors, government officials, health and safety professionals, university-based researchers, labor representatives, trade press and others.