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Feb 21, 2019
MMWR: Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012 and 2015

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6745a1.htm?s_cid=mm6745a1_w

This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) provided by the Centers for Disease Control illustrates that "“In both 2012 and 2015, the largest percentage of male suicides (15%–16% of decedents) occurred among those in the Construction and Extraction group (SOC 47) (Table 2)."

Source: CDC

Nov 26, 2018
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention: SafeBuild Alliance Resources

http://www.safebuildalliance.com/resources/mental-health-suicide-prevention

SafeBuild Alliance has completed an Oregon OSHA training grant designed to educate construction workers on mental health and suicide prevention. Funded at the end of 2017, this grant was awarded to provide information to construction workers and their families about how to get help and how to intervene.

Source: SafeBuild Alliance

Nov 26, 2018
Construction FACE Database

https://www.cpwr.com/research/construction-face-database

The Construction FACE Database (CFD) is a database in Excel created by CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training to facilitate use of the information provided by the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Reports. The CFD variables categorize information on decedents, their employers, type of injury, environment, safety equipment, safety programs, training, recommendations, and other factors surrounding the injury occurrence.

Source: CPWR

Jan 26, 2017
Oregon OSHA’s quick guide to safety committees and safety meetings for general industry and construction employers

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHApubs/0989.pdf

If you’re an employer in Oregon, your business must have a safety committee or have safety meetings unless you’re the sole owner and the only employee of a corporation.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Nov 01, 2015
Strengthening Job site Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators

http://www.cpwr.com/safety-culture/strengthening-jobsite-safety-climate

We listened and have recently developed 8 worksheets compiled into a booklet (also available individually below) titled Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators.

Source: CPWR

Nov 01, 2015
Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators

http://www.cpwr.com/safety-culture/strengthening-jobsite-safety-climate

We listened and have recently developed 8 worksheets compiled into a booklet (also available individually below) titled Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators.

Source: CPWR

Aug 01, 2015
Overlapping Vulnerabilities: The Occupational Health and Safety of Young Immigrant Workers in Small Construction Firms

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-178/

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are the initiators of an intervention effort to reach workers experiencing overlapping occupational safety and health (OSH) vulnerabilities in small construction businesses.

Source: NIOSH

Feb 01, 2014
NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Nail Gun Safety

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/nailgun/default.html

This page addresses things employers and workers can do to prevent nail gun injuries.

Source: NIOSH

Dec 01, 2013
Prevention Videos (v-Tools): Construction Hazards

https://www.osha.gov/dts/vtools/construction.html

These videos are intended to assist how to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.

Source: OSHA

May 01, 2011
OSHA Outreach Training Program: Construction Focus Four Training

http://osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction/focus_four/index.html

The Construction Focus Four Training consists of lesson plans on each of the Focus Four Hazards: Falls; Caught in or between; Electrocution, and Struck by.

Source: OSHA