Preventing Injuries and Opioid Use Disorder Among Construction Workers

Construction workers face numerous hazards on the job, hazards such as high noise levels, musculoskeletal injuries, mobile equipment, and falls. Our webinar will discuss the percentages of contractors using best practices to prevent these injuries -- such as by requiring the use of hearing protection PPE and buying low-noise equipment, employing assistive lifting and other devices, and mandating use of personal fall arrest systems -- based on recent surveys by CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training and Dodge Data & Analytics.

CPWR also is very involved in the awareness campaign by North America's Building Trades Union about opioid addiction among construction workers. The webinar will describe the extent of the problem in construction and focus on efforts to prevent injuries that lead to prescriptions of painkillers and also a program focused on reducing manual material handling.

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May 2, 2019
TIME: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Chris Trahan Cain, CIH, is the Executive Director of CPWR and leads its construction research, training, and service programs funded by NIOSH and other agencies. She also chairs NABTU's Opioid Task Force, a body of construction industry unions, employers, insurers, and other stakeholders who are collectively working to address the opioid crisis in the industry. She has been working in construction safety and health for more than 20 years.

Rick Rinehart, ScD, is the Deputy Director of CPWR. Previously, he worked as an epidemiologist in OSHA's Directorate of Construction and served as the first coordinator of NIOSH's National Prevention through Design (PtD) initiative. He has also lived and worked in a number of developing countries, contributing to a wide variety of initiatives for vulnerable workers and children.


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