Construction safety alliance.
Halpin-DW; Abraham-DM; McGlothlin-JD
NIOSH 2003 Nov; :1-228
In order to make a significant impact in the safety and health culture of the U.S. construction industry, the Construction Safety Alliance (CSA) was funded in 2001 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The alliance was established as a multi-university, interdisciplinary university-industry partnership to develop, implement and evaluate a National Research Program in construction safety and health. Major participants include the Division of Construction Engineering and Management and the School of Health Science at Purdue University, the University of Cincinnati Medical School, the College of Architecture, University of Florida, Gainesville, and the Construction Industry Institute at the University of Texas, Austin. This report reflects work done by CSA during the period 2001-2003 relating to: (1) Falls from Elevation (2) Safer Trenching Operations (3) The Owner's Role in Safety (4) Issues related to Retired Workers and Small Construction Companies (5) Web-Based Dissemination of Important Health and Safety Information to Construction Safety Professionals. The projects described in this report form an initial structure for future work designed to provide a unified and quantitative approach to health and safety research. The research emphasizes methodologies and information dissemination intended to firmly establish health and safety as a key consideration in maintaining a robust and highly motivated work force in this important sector of the economy.
Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Safety-measures; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries
School of Civil Engineering, School of Health Sciences, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Final Grant Report
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, Indiana