Tools & Guides to Reach the Industry (e.g. tech transfer, vulnerable workers, partnerships)

Technology Transfer Resources

Tech transfer can be a barrier or a pathway to moving safer tools and equipment to the marketplace and onto job sites. A CPWR sponsored Construction Industry Technology Transfer Symposium found that researchers and other stakeholders needed more information on working with manufacturers and obtaining patents and licenses. The final Symposium report, Best Practices for Health and Safety Technology Transfer in Construction, and recommendations led to the development of several resources to further researchers’ understanding and increase their capacity for technology transfer, including:

For more on CPWR’s technology transfer efforts see the background materials developed for the Symposium: Technology; Symposium agendaSummaries of case studies discussedSpeaker biographies; and posters covering  Battery Powered ToolsCritical Path Safety Scheduling SoftwareNIOSH Mine Safety & Research r2p SuccessOverhead DrillingSilica/Milling Machine Partnership, and Diffusion of Innovation theory explanation.