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Highlights 2010: CPWR - 20 years of partnerships.
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2011 May; :1-32
When CPWR began its research program in 1990, we recognized that one of our key strengths, as a non-profit created by the Building and Construction Trade Department, AFL-CIO, was the linkages with construction industry stakeholders. We developed close ties to the 15 international unions in the United States and Canada, their employer groups and joint labor-management training funds. Beginning with these core relationships, our partnerships have expanded over the years, to the point where our research findings have been applied to safety and health training of tens of thousands of workers annually. Our researchers speak at gatherings of safety and health professionals and publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Our reports, Hazard Alert cards and other information on our websites have reached millions in the U.S. construction industry, including owners, contractors, regulators, researchers, associations, unions, and of course workers - union and non-union. In 2010, we embraced our role as the NIOSH-funded National Construction Center to take the lead in research-to-practice or "r2p". The National Academies' review of the NIOSH Construction Program identified CPWR as the institution that could best move research findings to worksites. To better serve this mission, in 2010 Robin Baker, a health educator and former director of the Labor Occupational Health Program at UC Berkeley, joined CPWR as our new Director of Research to Practice. We've hired additional staff for the new Department and have already made excellent progress in building on the foundation of partnerships we have created over the years. You will find more information about our r2p activities in this edition of Highlights, in addition to the many other research, training, medical screenings, and service projects and activities now underway at CPWR. Our organization has obviously evolved over the past 20 years, but our mission has always been the same. Our aim is to advance worker safety and health in the construction industry, and we are convinced the best way to accomplish it is through partnerships with any and all organizations with a stake in construction safety and health. While a great deal has been accomplished since the inception of our program in 1990, we also have a great deal more to do. If we continue to build on the successes and partnerships highlighted in this publication, I have every reason to believe that we will continue to make strides in achieving our mission. I would like to thank all of those organizations and individuals who have worked with CPWR over the years, and I look forward to continuing our work together.
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Safety-education; Safety-personnel; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Health-programs; Health-science-personnel; Injury-prevention; Disease-prevention; Accident-prevention; Work-environment; Worker-health; Training; Education; Safety-climate; Safety-practices; Work-practices; Medical-research; Protective-measures
Pete Stafford, Executive Director, CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Construction; Cooperative Agreement
Highlights 2010: CPWR - 20 years of partnerships
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland