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Issue 47, Sept 2015

Research to Practice (r2p) at CPWR:
American Journal of Industrial Medicine Special Issue
One of the greatest challenges in occupational safety and health is ensuring that promising research findings become safer practices on the jobsite. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has made "r2p" ( Research to Practice) a priority, and CPWR has answered the call.

In August, the American Journal of Industrial Medicine devoted a special issue to CPWR's pioneering r2p efforts in construction safety and health. In six papers, CPWR researchers discuss key components of the program. Readers will learn about r2p initiatives in...

Click the links above to read the research team's key findings. Links to the official abstracts in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine can be found below.

Pete Stafford
Executive Director

Working Safely with Nanomaterials in Construction

September 23rd @ 2:00pm (ET), 20 min. -- Bruce Lippy, CPWR Director of Safety Research, will discuss Working Safely with Nanomaterials in Construction, and demonstrate eLCOSH Nano, the CPWR database with more than 450 nano-enabled construction products.   Click to Register   

COPD and Construction Workers

October 14th @ 2:00pm (ET), 20 min. -- Dr. John Dement of Duke University will share findings from "A Case-Control Study of Airways Obstruction among Construction Workers," an important examination of COPD in the building sectorClick to register

Recently Published Journal Articles by CPWR Scholars 

Special Issue: Moving Research to Practice in the Construction Industry. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, August 2015. Issue includes: 

Preventing falls in residential construction: Effectiveness of engaging partners for a national social marketing campaign. Everly Macario, Sandra Wills Hannon, Robin Baker, Christine M. Branche and Christina Trahan.

Moving research to practice through partnership: A case study in Asphalt Paving. Charlotte Chang, Laura Nixon and Robin Baker.

Promoting adoption of fall prevention measures among Latino workers and residential contractors: Formative research findings. Suzanne Teran, Hillary Blecker, Kelsie Scruggs, Javier García Hernández and Barbara Rahke.

Creating a climate for ergonomic changes in the construction industry.  Laura Boatman, Debra Chaplan, Suzanne Teran and Laura S. Welch.

Best practices for health and safety technology transfer in construction. Laura Welch, Dustin Russell, Deborah Weinstock, and Eileen Betit.  

Triage for action: Systematic assessment and dissemination of construction health and safety research. Robin Baker, Charlotte Chang, Jessica Bunting and Eileen Betit.  





CPWR -- The Center for Construction Research and Training is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by North America's Building Trades Unions, AFL-CIO. Working with partners like you in business, labor, government, and the universities, we strive every day to make work safer for the 9 million men and women who work in the U.S. construction industry!