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Residential construction industry can find fall protection info in new online inventory

A Washington University at St. Louis research team supported by Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has created an online inventory of fall protection devices suitable for use in residential construction.


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Se habla español in construction industry

With two million Latinos – mostly foreign-born – employed in the U.S. construction industry, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has translated its image-driven Hazard Alerts (on topics like silica, trenches, and aerial lifts) into Spanish. The eye-catching Alerts are available for free download.


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National fall prevention “Stand-Down” success stories

The June 2-6, 2014 National Safety Stand-Down was a resounding success, according to the Center for Protection of Worker Rights (CPWR). Here are three case studies:


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Tackling health inequities for low-income workers

From the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR): When we think about low-income workers, we usually think about fast-food cashiers or migrant farmworkers, not construction workers. And it's true that skilled trades employees steadily employed in commercial construction work can command respectable, middle-class wages.


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Construction deaths up for first time since recession

Falls still #1 cause of construction fatalities

More construction workers (849) were killed on the job in 2012 than in any other industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). That figure also represents the first increase in construction deaths since the country’s economic downturn.


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Help with heat stress prevention available online

With temperatures across the nation edging upward as the official start of the summer season approaches, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has made a variety of critical resources available online, to help workers and employers can use to stay safe during the summer heat.


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Construction firms come together for “Safety Week”

The first-ever construction industry-wide safety week is wrapping, after having gained participation from the  CEOs and leaders of 31 national and global construction firms representing the Construction Industry Safety Group and the Incident and Injury Free® CEO Forum.


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CPWR research results:

Construction workers at nuke facilities exposed to beryllium

Some construction workers at nuclear weapons facilities operated by the Department of Energy show symptoms of a chronic lung disease caused by exposure to beryllium, despite the fact that their exposure levels were relatively low.


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CPWR releases construction safety videos based on real-life tragedies

NIOSH FACE reports provide the stories

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has used reports produced by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as the basis of three short training videos that vividly illustrate some of the hazards of construction work.


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Improving the safety culture in the construction industry

CPWR and NIOSH workshop yielded lots of ideas

As construction contractors grapple with key safety issues (i.e. fall prevention), keep track of government regulations and cope with a diverse workforce, they do so within the context of a safety culture.


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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