About Construction Solutions

Funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

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National Construction Center Grant #1U54OH008307

Construction Solutions is a collaborative effort of:

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and many key contributors

Growing a Database, Building a Community

Construction Solutions continues to grow and in the coming months will expand to include additional aspects of construction, more construction hazards, more options for controlling those hazards. It is an interactive database and our users are an important component. We provide an option for sharing your experiences about what works best. We encourage you to comment on those solutions you have actually used in the workplace, and ask that you let us know about solutions that you believe work well but are not yet listed. We hope to build a community of construction workers, contractors, health and safety specialists and designers who can work together to identify the best ways to prevent injury and illness in construction. We encourage you to be a smart consumer and to share your experiences about solutions you try, so that we can all learn from each other's successes and mistakes. The goal is to have the most effective solutions move more quickly into use on the jobsite.

How Pages are Developed

Each hazard analysis and solution page is authored by an expert in the field and reviewed by at least two other experts.

About CPWR

CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training is a world leader in improving the health and safety of construction workers. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. Since it’s inception in 1990, CPWR has become an international leader in applied research, training, and service to the construction industry.

Acknowledgements and Contributors

We appreciate the commitment and expertise of authors that have contributed their time and expertise:

CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training

James Platner, PhD, CIH
Laura Welch, MD
Buck Cameron, MS, CIH
Jean Christophe Le, MPH
Terrance Roach, MPA
Eileen Betit

University of Iowa

Alysha Meyers
Carlos Gonzalo Sanchez Marin
Kelly Herwig

Eastern Washington University

Dan Anton, PhD
Cassie Malecha
Michael Milanoski
Zack Sinner
Kevin Wright

The Lippy Group

Bruce Lippy, PhD, CIH
Michael Cooper, MPH, CIH

West Virginia University

Mark Fullen
Paul Becker
Kristen Savage

Additional Contributors

Supriya Lahiri, PhD
Sharon Garber, PhD

Conceptual Arts, Inc. (project management, web design, and software development)

Jeffery Nelson
Brice Olion
Chris Knack

Participating Construction Unions

Union's affiliated with the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department -- http://www.bctd.org/About-Us/Affiliates.aspx

Authors, Reviewers as well as Focus Group Participants

Many thanks to those who have authored, peer reviewed or participated in the development of this database.