National Construction Center

National Construction Center

CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Trainingexternal icon (CPWR) was awarded NIOSH’s National Construction Center cooperative agreement for 2019-2024 through an extramural competition. NIOSH intends for the Center to work across the diverse construction community to prevent worker injuries, illnesses, and deaths.  A leader in applied construction research, the Center targets several NORA constructions goals. CPWR’s staff and consortium of academic partners conduct research on persistent and emerging hazards faced by workers on the job, identify causes of and solutions for safety and health risks, and disseminate effective interventions to the industry. Through partnerships with contractors, unions, firms, workers, universities, and other stakeholders, as well as its extensive network of safety and health trainers, CPWR bridges the gap between occupational safety and health research and the reality of what happens on construction sites. Established in 1990 by the the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, CPWR has served as the National Construction Center since NIOSH began its construction safety and health research initiative. CPWR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.

2021 National Construction Center Performance One-Pager

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Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018