CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training is a nonprofit organization that currently serves as the National Construction Center for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In cooperation with key federal and construction industry partners nationwide, CPWR's mission is to reduce occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the construction industry through research, training, and service programs. CPWR's research objective is to:
Identify current and emerging hazards facing construction workers on the jobsite and conduct research to understand the safety and health implications of those hazards.
Develop evidence-informed technologies and protective measures to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.
Publicize research findings and also translate them into practical tools and resources the industry can use to protect workers, also called Research to Practice (r2p).
To facilitate this last objective, researchers at CPWR, in close collaboration with academics and industry stakeholders, develop r2p resources including, but not limited to, informational guides and brochures, hazard-specific websites and online resources, toolkits, training programs, toolbox talks, and hazard alert cards. This paper will:
Introduce some of our r2p resources currently available to stakeholders to advance safety and health in the construction industry.
Describe the Construction Solutions Program, and how to navigate the solutions website.
Describe our current r2p efforts to aid the industry in improving construction jobsite safety climate.