CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

CPWR COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard

Description:

COVID-19 vaccination is a crucial construction safety and health measure. To provide timely information, this data dashboard, which originally accompanied CPWR’s June 2021 Data Bulletin, illustrates the trends and patterns of COVID-19 vaccination and hesitancy among construction workers in detail. Data used for the dashboard are from the COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey, a daily online survey distributed to Facebook users by the Delphi Group at Carnegie Melon University through a collaboration with Facebook.

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Date: 10/06/21

Construction Employment, Businesses, and COVID-19 Vaccinations During the Pandemic

Description:

The lastest issue of CPWR's Data Bulletin provides updated information on construction employment, business, and vaccination rates and attitudes since March 2020.

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Date: 10/06/21

Promoting Vaccination Among Small Construction Firms

Description:

This document was developed by the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health in coordination with the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)

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Date: 05/06/21

Why Is It Important For Construction Workers to Get Vaccinated?

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This document was developed by the NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program at University of New Hampshire in coordination with the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) 

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Date: 05/06/21

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Date: 03/24/21

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

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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.

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Date: 03/24/21

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

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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.

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Date: 03/24/21

Best Practices for Distance Learning

Description:

As CPWR transitioned to more virtual safety and health training due to COVID-19, we conducted evaluation research on the effectiveness of the safety training content and distance learning format but also the feasibility of integrating the distance learning format into future training efforts. For quick access to best practices and lessons learned that can be applied to your distance learning programs, or any other virtual events or meetings, we have provided several resources based on the study report.

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Date: 03/18/21

Ventilation to Reduce COVID-19 Spread in Enclosed Work Areas During Cold Weather: A Survey of Construction Contractors

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CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) NORA Construction Sector Council’s COVID-19 Work Group have developed preliminary guidance for the construction industry on how to prevent the build-up of viral particles by improving ventilation and air quality in enclosed work areas. From December 11 to 18, 2020, CPWR conducted a brief, confidential online survey of industry decision-makers (e.g., construction contractors, owners, safety and health professionals) on behalf of the Work Group to collect information on the ventilation challenges facing the construction industry and steps being taken or planned to increase ventilation in enclosed work areas on job sites.

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Date: 03/12/21

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for The Construction Industry

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In collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), CPWR has developed several resources to help the construction industry understand the science and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Chief among them is a list of Vaccine FAQs, but the page also includes a number of infographics. These resources will be updated as new research and information becomes available.

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Date: 02/23/21

Quick Tips to Increase Ventilation at Indoor Construction Sites Without Operating HVAC Systems

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COVID-19 is airborne and spreads faster and further in enclosed areas than outdoors. As temperatures drop, construction work is moving inside, work areas are being enclosed, and temporary warm-up stations are being set up. Since ventilation guidance issued by OSHA, the CDC, and other organizations largely focuses on workplaces with working HVAC systems, these are some suggestions on how to improve ventilation on construction sites.

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Date: 02/23/21

COVID-19 Infographics

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

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Date: 12/15/20

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

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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.

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Date: 12/04/20

Construction Safety Checklist for Employers

Description:

This Checklist contains important reminders for employers to follow to protect their employees and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on construction job sites. (Version November 6, 2020)

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Date: 11/17/20

Construction COVID-19 Safety Checklist - For Employees

Description:

This Checklist contains important reminders for employees to follow to protect themselves and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on construction job sites. (Version November 6, 2020)

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Date: 11/06/20

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

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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)

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Date: 11/02/20

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

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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)

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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

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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)

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Date: 11/02/20

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

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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. 

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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. 

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Date: 09/25/20

COVID-19 Exposure Control Planning Tool

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The CDC and OSHA recommend that companies develop a plan to protect their employees and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This free planning tool is designed to help users develop a plan for their worksite in 4 steps. Now in a soft launch, feedback is welcome - email covid19@cpwr.com.

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Date: 09/11/20

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

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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. 

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Date: 08/28/20

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

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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. 

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Date: 08/28/20

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

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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. 

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Date: 08/28/20

Choose Hand Safety

Description:

Information on how to protect your hands, including what to look for when choosing and using hand tools and gloves. 

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Date: 08/28/20

Best Built Plans

Description:

Best Built Plans provides contractors and workers with practical tools and information to plan for safe materials handling while staying productive and profitable. 

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Date: 09/11/20

Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)

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Contractors and workers that perform healthcare or other occupied facility and renovation construction need to understand the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) procedures to properly perform this work. CPWR's 8-hour ICRA Awareness training program provides the necessary information to understand and apply the ICRA procedures and examines the practical use of ICRA tools including containment, negative air, HEPA filtration, and work practice techniques. The training program uses a variety of adult education classroom activities to build upon particpants' experiences working in construction, maintenance, renovation, demolition, or healthcare facility environments. 

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Date: 09/11/20

CPWR - Putting On and Taking Off Gloves

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This toolbox talk describes how to properly put on and take off gloves. For more information on use of gloves and hand safety go to https://www.choosehandsafety.org/

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Date: 09/11/20

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.

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Date: 09/11/20

Form for Submitting Examples of Construction Stakeholders Reducing the Risk of COVID-19 Spread

Description:

Download a Word form to streamline submission of possible additions to this Clearinghouse. 

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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. 

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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.

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Date: 06/26/20

CPWR Recommendations: COVID-19 Plan for Union Training Centers 8/12/20

Description:

To help training centers prepare for the introduction of trainees into their centers as they re-open, CPWR has put together a set of recommendations. This document is based on the recommendations of many federal and state agencies and incorporates many of the practices in the CPWR/NABTU COVID-19 Standards for U.S. Construction Sites. This document is “living” and will continually be updated based on new information. 

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 08/28/20

CPWR - Resources to Prevent Opioid Deaths in Construction

Description:

This online resource contains information from trusted sources about opioid deaths, prevention, and pain management alternatives, including training materials to use with industry stakeholders.  

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 05/04/20

CPWR - Suicide Prevention Resources

Description:

This online resource is intended to help construction employers, unions and workers quickly find information on suicide prevention. It includes information from trusted sources such as the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the AGC of Missouri, the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 08/28/20

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

CPWR - Toolbox Talk: COVID-19 (March 31, 2020)

Description:

This toolbox talk presents the risk, discussion questions, and steps to work safely. It includes a brief case example and visual, and is part of CPWR's Toolbox Talk series. Click here to access this document in Spanish.

Source: CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Date: 08/28/20

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