Research to Practice (r2p)

r2p Partnerships

Construction safety and health advances do not happen in isolation. When researchers, workers, contractors, unions, government, and other construction stakeholders work together they can accelerate the development, acceptance, and use of safer tools, materials, and work practices on construction sites – research to practice (r2p). CPWR’s r2p-focused partnerships create the capacity to tackle critical safety and health issues that no single group could effectively address on their own. This section includes information on the types of r2p-focused partnerships established and outputs.

Interagency Work Groups & Alliances


Model Industry r2p Partnerships




Communities of practice tackle critical safety and health issues facing the construction industry.

Roundtable on Reaching Vulnerable Workers

These initiatives serve as platforms for sharing new ideas, materials, and best practices and lessons learned inform our Construction Research to Practice (r2p) Partnership Toolkit and annual r2p Seminar and Partnership Workshop.  In addition, CPWR’s Solutions Project works in close cooperation with NIOSH on engineering control technologies research.

CPWR’s Construction r2p Partnership Toolkit

CPWR developed this Toolkit to help those interested in working together to reduce injuries and illnesses in the construction industry. The Toolkit includes step-by-step advice, tools, case studies, and partnership models. It is set up for use by a range of construction audiences from those interested in working informally on a specific issue to those wanting to establish a formal safety and health partnership or  strengthen and sustain an existing one. Designed for flexibility, users can start from the beginning and work their way through each section and step, or focus on one area.