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New guide for the successful incorporation of safety and health into CTE programs in construction

Reaching new and younger workers entering the construction workforce is critical to ensuring that safe work practices are learned early in a person’s career. While there are mechanisms and systems in place for incorporating safety and health information into apprenticeship training, little is known about career technical education (CTE) programs. Researchers at WVU and UC Berkeley have recently completed a project exploring the elements of effective health and safety education in post-secondary CTE construction programs and characterizing the state of existing health and safety education in these programs. The results of that research have led to a new guide and additional resources.