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Directory of Construction Resources

Construction workers and employers build our roads, houses, and workplaces and repair and maintain our nation’s physical infrastructure. For a sense of where construction stands by the numbers, read more here. Construction includes building new structures, renovations involving additions, alterations, or maintenance, and repair of buildings or engineering projects such as highways or utility systems. Construction worksites are organizationally complex multi-employer sites and present numerous health and safety challenges. The NIOSH Construction Program provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by systematically gathering information, conducting targeted scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products, solutions and services tailored to meet construction needs. In collaboration with industry and labor partners and stakeholders, including OSHA, we are dedicated to improving safety and health conditions for all construction workers.

  1. CPWR (2017). Quarterly Data Report: Fall Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry
  2. BLS (2015). Employment Projections: 2014-2024. Table 2. Employment by major industry sector DC: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
  3. U.S. Census Bureau (2017). U.S. Census data.
  4. CPWR (2013). The Construction Chartbook. Fifth Ed. Silver Spring, MD: CPWR- the Center for Construction Research and Training.
  5. CPWR (2017). Construction Falls Prevention Campaign. Accessed February 21, 2017
  6. CPWR (2016). Quarterly Data Report: Workplace Safety and Health Perceptions of Construction Workers
  7. CPWR (2014). Quarterly Data Report: New Trends in Fatalities among Construction Workers
  8. CPWR (2010). Data Brief: Fatal and Nonfatal Injuries among Hispanic Construction Workers,1992-2008