More than 50 Safety Tool Boxes now available in Spanish aim to protect vulnerable workforce
March 3, 2016
Yesterday, The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and CPWR -- The Center for Construction Research and Training released a collection of construction safety materials known as the Safety Toolbox Talks.
Event aimed at preventing falls in construction industry
February 22, 2016
OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) are getting ready for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down, which will be held May 2-6, 2016.
A broad-based effort to prevent construction industry falls reached millions of workers – many of them employees of small firms – according to a new report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR).
Latinos are the largest minority group in the U.S., and statistics show that only Mexico has a higher number of Latinos. Latinos now comprise 17% of the population, a figure expected to grow to 31% by 2060, according the U.S. Census Bureau. This increase will have significant demographic and business implications.
For a century our nation has relied on the workers' compensation system to provide for workers injured on the job while making sure that each employer picks up his or her fair share of the costs. In theory, the system assigns the cost of workplace injuries and illnesses to employers through comp insurance premiums.
Although the compliance deadline for OSHA’s confined spaces in construction rule has been pushed back a second time – to January 8, 2016 – the new year and the new requirements will be upon us in no time.
Nanotechnology is transforming many industries, including construction. Nanomaterials are incredibly small - between 1 to 100 nanometers or about a million times smaller than the length of an ant. At this size, materials can take on new properties.
Last year was the hottest year on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) That didn't surprise the experts; nine of the ten hottest years have happened since 2000. The health-related consequences of extreme heat are evident in a statistic from OSHA: 30 workers die from heat stroke in an average year -- and not just in the sunbelt.