CPWR serves the construction industry in multiple ways, all focused on improving the health and safety of construction workers.

A commitment to service runs through all our work.  We lead a medical screening program for former construction workers employed at U.S. Department of Energy nuclear weapons facilities, and we share our expertise with industry and government organizations to address continuing and emerging hazards. Our Research and Training programs are recognized across the industry for their high quality, and we help NIOSH and academic researchers gain access to construction sites and workers so they can conduct applied research on preventing construction injuries and illnesses. A new video about BTMed tells more about that program.

Building Trades National Medical Screening Program

Our Building Trades National Medical Screening program (BTMed) provides ongoing medical screenings, at no cost, to former construction workers at U.S. Department of Energy sites who may be at risk for occupational diseases.

Energy Workers Subcontractor Database

We work with the U.S. Department of Labor to maintain the BTComp database, a key element of providing compensation and medical benefits to current and former construction workers at U.S. Department of Energy sites.

Technical and Regulatory Assistance

We provide technical support to construction unions, employers, and other stakeholders worldwide.

Advisory Committees

We participate in professional and technical committees to advance construction industry safety and health and develop best practices.


We conduct industry-driven research on existing and emerging hazards to better understand risks, analyze and interpret data, and find practical solutions and approaches to protect workers.


CPWR provides quality environmental and occupational safety and health training and resources to thousands of construction workers annually.