Webinars, Podcasts & Social Media

CPWR-NIOSH-OSHA COVID-19 Webinar: An Update on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Q&A with CDC’s Essential Workers Team

Description:

This webinar is a follow-up to January's session on Vaccination & Ventilation: A Conversation about Next Steps in COVID-19 Prevention. The leader of the CDC’s Essential Workers Team will elaborate on what we know about the current COVID-19 vaccines and address your unanswered questions.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 03/24/21

CPWR-NIOSH-OSHA COVID-19 Webinar: Protecting Construction Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

Description:

New guidance from OSHA aims to help employers and workers identify risks of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19 at work and to help them determine appropriate control measures to implement. Learn more about this guidance straight from OSHA's Directorate of Construction and Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency in this 45-minute webinar, including presentations followed by Q&A. We encourage you to submit your questions in advance at the registration link below.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 03/24/21

CPWR-NIOSH COVID-19 Webinar Series: Vaccination & Ventilation: A Conversation about Next Steps in COVID-19 Prevention

Description:

We all know the basics when it comes to protecting ourselves and one another from COVID-19 exposure on the job site — including wearing respirators or masks, physical distancing, and improved sanitation measures — but what more can be done? Join us for a discussion about vaccines and ventilation: two things that can make a big difference in our fight against the virus. In this hour-long webinar, attendees will hear about new CDC resources, findings from a CPWR survey on ventilation for COVID-19, and general information about the vaccine. Following these brief presentations, we will hold a guided Q&A session focused on these topics. Please consider submitting your vaccination and ventilation questions in advance of the webinar as you register.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 03/24/21

CPWR-NIOSH COVID-19 Webinar: NIOSH Activities Supporting the Optimization of Respiratory Protection

Description:

Respirators and face masks (coverings) can help protect workers and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Understanding the differences between types of respirators and face coverings, how to wear them and when, and their effectiveness is critical. Join us for this webinar to hear the latest from NIOSH’s National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory on NIOSH research related to respirators and face masks, what it means, and how to use their findings.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 03/24/21

CPWR-NIOSH COVID-19 Webinar: Effectively Delivering Safety and Health Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Description:

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused rapid changes to safety and health training in the construction industry. In turn, trainers have quickly adjusted and innovated in delivering critical safety and health training while keeping trainees safe during the pandemic. How has distance learning evolved during this period, how does distance learning compare to face-to-face learning, and are these programs meeting their goals and objectives are questions addressed in a recent study. Join us to hear the results of the study and to get “tips and tools” for how to effectively deliver training while protecting workers during a pandemic.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 03/24/21

COVID-19 Infographics

Description:

Three infographics -- each in English and Spanish -- for social media and posting at job sites reminding workers about safe practices during the pandemic. 

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 12/15/20

CPWR-NIEHS-NIOSH COVID-19 Webinar: NIEHS Activities, Tools and Resources to Protect Workers from COVID-19

Description:

This webinar provides an overview of COVID-19 activities, tools and resources from the NIEHS Worker Training Program and the National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training provide an overview of  for workers in industries at risk for COVID-19 exposure.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 12/04/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Construction Leadership Skills for Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Description:

COVID-19 has created new stresses for construction employers and their employees. During this webinar, experts from the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health lead a discussion on:  What COVID-19 means for leaders’ personal health and effectiveness; skills that effective leaders can use to manage stress related to COVID-19; and resources to identify and help workers experiencing stress and mental health challenges. (October 22, 2020)

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 11/02/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Impact on the Industry and New Research Initiatives

Description:

To ensure that CPWR and NIOSH are positioned to respond to the construction industry's COVID-19 questions and research needs, CPWR has been tracking COVID-19's impact on construction workers and businesses, including its impact on at risk populations, and NIOSH has established a coordinated research program to address new research needs.This webinar summarized  the latest findings from CPWR's Data Center and introduced a new NIOSH research project to evaluate the ability of non-NIOSH approved respirators such as KN95s to fit a cross section of the US workforce and provide respiratory protection against infectious aerosols. (October 8, 2020)

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 11/02/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Responding to COVID-19 on the Job Site - News from the Oregon COVID-19 Joint Construction Task Force

Description:

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic construction stakeholders in Oregon collaborated to find ways to prevent the spread of the disease on job sites, protect the workforce, and keep the building and construction industry operating. During this webinar Task Force members discussed the collaboration, best practices identified, and how their work is benefiting the industry, and responded to questions. (September 24, 2020)

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 11/02/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series - What We've Learned: Health Risks and Prevention

Description:

This webinar included an introduction of CPWR's COVID-19 Exposure Control Planning Tool and a panel discussion of what's been learned regarding the virus, how it spreads, and what we can all do to prevent it. 

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 09/25/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Description:

This webinar focused on mental health in the construction industry and provided ways and resources to help support workers' mental health during this time. 

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 09/25/20

CPWR Podcast Series - Episodes 1-3 on COVID-19

Description:

The first three episodes of CPWR's podcast series address the virus, its impact on job sites, and CDC guidance. Listen to them online or stream or download episodes on your favorite service.

Date: 09/12/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Contact Tracing - How it's done, and how you can help

Description:

This webinar focused on how public health authorities use case investigation and contact tracing to respond to reportable communicable diseases and how contact tracing is being used in the construction industry today. 

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 08/28/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Addressing COVID-19's Health Disparities

Description:

This webinar focused on the increased risk faced by minorities when it comes to COVID-19 and how this can be addressed through things like effective health and safety messaging. 

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 08/28/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Lessons from the Job Site - A Q&A Panel

Description:

This webinar consisted of a Q&A panel made up of contractor representatives who discussed the practical side of battling the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. 

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 08/28/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series: Safety in Action – An Example from the Job Site

Description:

This webinar focused on the steps taken by the Oregon COVID-19 Joint Construction Task Force, which includes labor, management (union and non-union), and government, and BAC Local 1 Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Montana and its signatory contractors to identify risks and implement interventions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on construction sites and protect workers.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 09/11/20

ASSP Latest Resources on COVID-19

Description:

A list of articles, webinars, and other resources from ASSP. 

Source: American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

Date: 09/11/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series - Updates on CDC Guidance (June 17, 2020)

Description:

This webinar included updates from NIOSH, OSHA and CPWR and a presentation by Dr. Doug Trout, NIOSH's Chief of the Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch. 

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 09/11/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series - Data Driven Insights on Job Site Activity (June 3, 2020)

Description:

This webinar covered updates from NIOSH and CPWR and a presentation by a representative from PROCORE on the the results of their analysis of recent construction trends and the implications of these trends.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 06/26/20

Minnesota State Building Trades Council - COVID-19 Resources

Description:

This online resource includes Minnesota state requirements and materials developed by the State Building Trades Council to provide information and guidance to the industry. The site includes, for example, state guidance, materials designed for members/construction workers in the state, and a graphics toolkit to help raise awareness.

Source: Minnesota State Building Trades Council

Date: 09/11/20

HITT COVID-19 Jobsite Resources

Description:

General COVID-19 FAQs Signage in English and Spanish with facts about COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread.

Source: HITT

Date: 08/28/20

PROCORE - COVID-19 Insights

Description:

An analysis of aggregate jobsite activity from internal data and publicly available data provides insights into the impact of the pandemic on construction activity. Watch the on-demand webinar.

Source: PROCORE

Date: 07/19/20

ASSP - COVID-19 Challenges: Construction and Demolition Operations (May 27, 2020)

Description:

Insights from a panel of construction and demolition experts on best practices employers can implement to prevent COVID-19 exposure on work sites, address worker concerns, and create a culture of safety.

Source: American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

Date: 09/11/20

CIDRAP - Special Episode: Masks and Science (June 3, 2020)

Description:

In this episode, Dr. Osterholm and host Chris Dall discuss the current science on COVID-19 and cloth masks.

Source: University of Minnesota: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

Date: 06/07/20

NAHB COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Poster

Description:

This poster from the National Association of Home Builders, which is also available in Spanish, offers infection prevention measures.

Date: 09/12/20

CRH Americas Safe Seven Poster

Description:

A poster outlining seven steps for improving back-to-work readiness from CRH Americas, a large building materials manufacturer. See also the CRH Americas Back to Work Readiness Guide

Source: CRH Americas

Date: 07/19/20

Johns Hopkins Videos & Live Events

Description:

Listing of upcoming webinars and previously recorded videos on COVID-19.

Source: Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

Date: 07/19/20

NIEHS - COVID-19 Webinars and Presentations

Description:

In response to COVID-19, the NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) has been conducting webinars and presentations on technical topics related to COVID-19 with a focus on protecting workers who may be at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Date: 07/19/20

NIH - COVID-19 Social Media Resources

Description:

Facebook and Twitter resources to encourage people to practice social distancing and help spread correct information on COVID-19. 

Source: National Institute of Health (NIH)

Date: 05/04/20

COVID-19 Webinar Series - CPWR-TAUC: COVID-19 and the Construction Industry (4/22/2020)

Description:

This webinar included a panel presentation on the COVID-19 pandemic and what NIOSH, CPWR, and TAUC are doing to address it. Panelists included, NIOSH Director, Dr. John Howard, NIOSH Office of Construction Acting Director, Dr. G. Scott Earnest, CPWR Executive Director, Chris Cain, and TAUC Director of Environmental Health and Safety, National Maintenance Agreement Policy Cmte., Alex Kopp.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 06/26/20

IMPACT - COVID-19 Pandemic: Protecting Our Members in the Workplace Confirmation (4/3/2020)

Description:

This webinar on the COVID-19 pandemic and impact on ironworkers included introductory remarks from the union's president and safety and health director, and presentations from NIOSH Director, Dr. John Howard and Len Welsh. 

Source: Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT)

Date: 09/12/20

NIOSH - Three Key Factors Required for a Respirator to be Effective

Description:

This infographic provides three key steps for effective use of a respirator.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 05/03/20

NIOSH - Important Steps for Using NIOSH-Approved N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators

Description:

This infographic provides five key steps users of N95 filtering facepiece respirators should follow.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 08/28/20

NIOSH - Understanding the Difference (Surgical Mask / N95 Respirator)

Description:

An infographic that describes the difference between a surgical mask and N95 respirators, including intended use and purpose and limitations.

Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Date: 08/28/20

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