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How do you keep construction job sites and workers safe?

CPWR Construction Safety & Health podcast logoStay informed. Tune into CPWR’s Construction Safety & Health podcast to get up-to-the-minute information. From the latest research on safer tools, equipment, and work practices, to emerging hazards and solutions, to new training programs…and everything in between. If you work, manage, own, or operate within the construction industry, this is your podcast. Research-backed and information-packed knowledge to change your workplace and save lives.

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  • COVID-19: A Scientific Look at the Virus and Its Impact on Job Sites (April 2020)
    What is the science behind COVID-19 and how does it impact your job site? Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), explains science-based risks, exposures, and recommended safety measures. This episode, in support of the NORA Construction Sector Council, is part one of two – for a Q&A session with Dr. Howard, listen to episode two.


  • COVID-19: Q&A with Dr. John Howard (April 2020)
    In part two of our podcast with Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), he answers questions raised by industry stakeholders about COVID-19 and construction. If you missed part one where Dr. Howard shares science-based information about the virus and its impact on construction job sites, listen to the previous episode, conducted in support of the NORA Construction Sector Council.

  • COVID-19: Selected Updates on CDC Guidance (June 2020)
    In episode 3, Dr. Doug Trout, Chief of the Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch at the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health ​(NIOSH)/Division of Field Studies and Engineering and a participant in the NORA Construction Sector Council, discusses COVID-19 symptoms, symptoms screening, and related topics and implications for the construction industry.

  • 7th Annual Safety Stand-Down Event (September 2020)
    In Episode 4, Dr. G. Scott Earnest, NIOSH Associate Director for Construction, discusses the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction and 7th annual Safety Stand-Down event. The Stand-Down is scheduled for September 14-18, 2020. This year may look different​ due to COVID-19, but CPWR, NIOSH, and OSHA have plenty of ideas for participating virtually or at a safe social distance. Websites mentioned in this episode:


  • Fall Protection Standards & Improving Fall Protection Programs — Part 1 (April 2021)
    Episode 5, part one of a two-part episode, addresses questions from stakeholders related to utilizing the ASSP/ANSI Z359 fall protection standards and improving fall protection programs. It is based on an April 20th, 2021 webinar held in support of the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, an event to raise awareness of fall hazards in an effort to prevent fatalities and injuries. Websites mentioned in this episode:

  • Fall Protection Standards & Improving Fall Protection Programs — Part 2 (April 2021)
    Episode 6 is the second part a two-part episode, based on an April 20th, 2021 webinar, that addressed questions from stakeholders related to utilizing the ASSP/ANSI Z359 fall protection standards and improving fall protection programs. The webinar was held in support of the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, an event to raise awareness of fall hazards in an effort to prevent fatalities and injuries. Websites mentioned in this episode:

  • Safety Climate (September 2021)
    In Episode 7, Andrew Levinson, acting Director of OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance, talks to Dr. Linda M. Goldenhar, Director of Research and Evaluation at CPWR, about her work developing tools and resources to improve company safety climate in the construction industry. (April 2021)
  • CPWR’s Data Center (November 2021)
    In Episode 8, learn about CPWR’s Data Center, a leading source of detailed statistics and analyses of key trends in construction safety and health, and the publications, interactive dashboards, and other resources it produces.


 

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