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Safety Culture and Safety Climate
The construction industry is increasingly recognizing the importance of creating a strong positive Safety Culture and Safety Climate for reducing worker injury rates as close to zero as possible. Researchers also agree that these concepts and related practices are key to reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities on construction worksites. To contribute to and help guide the efforts to improve construction-related safety culture and safety climate, CPWR has made these topics one of our top priorities including engaging stakeholders and developing resources and tools.
The June 2013 Safety Culture and Climate in Construction: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice Workshop, resulted in a report and recommendations, and led to the development of materials, resource, and research that stakeholders can use to strengthen the industry’s safety culture and climate.
- NEW Worksheets and a Rating Tool to Help You Strengthen Jobsite Safety Climate. This new publication is an update of the first workbook, which was called "Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators" (2014). The new version reflects input from construction industry stakeholders, including members of the NORA Construction Sector Council, and contains the new Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT). The S-CAT was developed by researchers at CPWR and Washington State University.
- Workshop report and presentations
- Additional reports and products
- NEW S-CAT SC. This publication, adapted from the S-CAT mentioned above, is a streamlined version for small contractors.