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NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Programs

National Center for Construction Research and Training Portfolio

To assist in the NIOSH mission, Congress established a National Program for Occupational Safety and Health in Construction within NIOSH in 1990. The purpose of this program is to lead a national effort in surveillance, research, and intervention. The program has had a significant and measurable impact on reducing adverse health effects among construction workers. As part of the program, a Center for Construction Safety and Health was established nationally. The Center conducts research, education, prevention projects and liaison to the industry to address the nation's construction safety and health problems. Since 1994, a series of competitive awards have been made to the CPWR Center for Construction Research and Training, located in Silver Springs, MD. The Center helps to ensure that actions to prevent disease and injury in the construction industry are taken based upon scientific findings. The annual report is offered as an overview of the Center's activities.

The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2015 [PDF - 317 KB]