New Training Teaches Foremen How to be Safety Leaders

By Dr. Linda M. Goldenhar Research tells us that “safety climate”— workers’ perceptions of how well safety policies, procedures and practices are implemented on the jobsite — is reflected in jobsite injury and near miss rates. You can’t create a positive safety climate on your own, though: your foremen and lead workers are essential for creating a strong safety climate by being effective jobsite safety leaders. The research on safety climate consistently shows that a more positive safety climate leads to fewer injuries. Several studies show that safety leadership training for supervisors leads to better safety climate, which then leads … Read more

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National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction Presents Webinar

At 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 1, the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction presents Getting Ready for the 2017 Safety Stand-Down. The speakers for the webinar include: Chris Trahan Cain, executive director, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training Christine Branche, Ph.D., principal associate director, NIOSH, and director, Office of Construction Safety and Health Dean McKenzie, Director, OSHA directorate of construction Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for 1/3 of on-the-job injuries and deaths in the industry. In 2012, CPWR, NIOSH and OSHA together launched a national construction fall prevention campaign. … Read more

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CPWR Toolbox Talks: Now en Español

The Center for Construction Research and Training’s 52 toolbox talk series is now available in Spanish, alongside English-language counterparts on the CPWR website, thanks to a collaborative effort with the American Society of Safety Engineers. This series, a collaboration in content development with NIOSH, has been available in English for over two years and is widely used on construction sites across the country. These free toolbox talks incorporate effective training elements, identified through NIOSH research, including case studies, discussion questions and site-specific actions to promote a safety culture, and provide a year’s worth of content for safety on the jobsite. … Read more

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National Safety Stand-Down Highlights Importance of Fall Prevention

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal safety agencies recently announced they have designated May 2-6 for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down. The event is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls – the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry. OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Center for Construction Research and Training are leading the effort to encourage employers to pause during their workday for topic … Read more

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