Educational ResourcesAs 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.

In order to help improve that culture, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) are making available to the public presentations and other materials from a workshop they held recently: The Safety Culture & Safety Climate in the construction industry.

The workshop was implemented as part of the NORA Construction Sector Council research agenda, in conjunction with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

The goals were to 1) help define what these terms mean, 2) identify ways to measure safety culture/climate on sites and 3) identify effective ways to improve safety culture/climate. Participants included small and large contractors, unions, academics and consultants.

“Participant evaluations and post-workshop feedback indicated a great deal of enthusiasm for the meeting and in some cases offered ideas for potential follow-up activities,” according to the CPWR.

The materials that are available include:

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