Tech/ Regulatory Assistance

CPWR provides technical support to unions, workers, industry and scientific associations, as well as construction owners, and contractors worldwide.


Our recent contributions include:

  • Chairing ANSI A10.29 subcommittee on emergency procedures for construction sites, Chicago
  • Chairing the Advisory Committee of the Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health, Baltimore
  • Developing medical basis for compensation criteria in Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act, Washington
  • Developing medical surveillance components of proposed OSHA Standard for Silica, Washington
  • Evaluating state-based surveillance proposals for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Arlington, VA.
  • Participating in Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, working group on substance abuse testing in construction to develop model testing policy, Washington
  • Participating in research forum sponsored by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Indianapolis
  • Participating in review of NIOSH NPPTL respirator total inward leakage research and proposed respirator testing regulations, Pittsburgh
  • Presenting information to the National Erectors Association on health hazards of manganese associated with welding and recommended controls, Cleveland
  • Presenting research on Hispanic construction fatality rates to House of Representatives Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Washington
  • Providing expert witness remarks for the New Jersey Legislature on dry cutting masonry, Trenton, NJ
  • Reviewing and commented on the NIOSH Prevention-through-Design Business Case Developer Model for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Supporting a joint effort with OSHA Construction Directorate and Harvard University to evaluate OSHA inspection targeting in construction, Boston
  • Supporting joint effort with University of Maryland to compare what workers’ compensation data is collected in Maryland vs. other states, College Park, MD
  • Working with affiliates of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, to develop comments, testimony and brief in OSHA hexavalent chromium hearings, Washington