CPWR’s Data Center has just posted two more Data Dashboards, bringing the total number of these interactive and timely tools to 21. Because construction workers often encounter harmful substances on the job site, including asbestos, lead, and respirable crystalline silica, the first dashboard examines OSHA citations for violations of the relevant standards for those hazards. The second dashboard focuses on work income and benefits of people employed in the construction industry, broken down by characteristics such as demographics, subsector, occupation, and union status.
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New CPWR Data Dashboards
New Report Examines Causes of Falls
Falls remain the leading cause of job site deaths among construction workers, with an annual average of more than 300 fatalities. To better understand why, CPWR surveyed 495 people who experienced, witnessed, or investigated a fall incident. In a new report summarizing their responses, participants said they believed that a lack of adequate planning is a key underlying cause of falls. Lack of planning was also associated with a lower likelihood of using fall protection. Learn about these key findings and others in Underlying Causes of Falls from Heights.
CPWR Data Bulletin: Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry – 2 Years in Review
This issue of the CPWR Data Bulletin examines the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry over the past two years.
The Data Center has also published a new data dashboard highlighting occupational exposures in construction, including exposure to diseases or infections, risky body positions, and hot temperatures.
2022 Winners of the Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction Announced
The recipients of the third Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award in Construction were announced June 3rd at CPWR’s annual Research to Practice Seminar and Partnership Workshop. The award — sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance and administered by CPWR — recognizes innovative evidence-based technologies, work practices, and programs (interventions) designed to reduce or eliminate construction hazards that lead to injuries and pain in the construction industry.
The winner will receive a $15,000 cash prize and a plaque, and the two honorable mentions will receive a plaque.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Canvas Robotic Drywall Finishing Tool
SHK-1 Industrial Safety Helmet
RECLEAN Pilot Study: Reducing Lead in Construction Workers’ Homes
Diana Ceballos, Boston University School Public of Health
To learn more about the honorees, click here. You can also read about the award process, including judging criteria and eligibility. Applications for the 2023 Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Awards in Construction will open this December.
Safe + Sound Week 2022
Join OSHA, NIOSH, CPWR, and many other safety & health organizations for Safe + Sound Week, August 15-21, 2022!
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.
Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.
All organizations looking for an opportunity to recognize their commitment to safety are welcome to participate. Last year, more than 5,300 businesses helped to raise awareness about workers’ health and safety!