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Summary Report: Research to Practice (r2p) In Construction: Science, Strategies & Partnerships to Advance Safety & Health, June 2015 – June 2019

This report includes a summary of discussions, information from related r2p initiatives, and examples of r2p pilot projects and new resources resulting from the r2p Seminars and Partnership Workshops held between June 2015 and June 2019.

Embedded Safety Communication System for Robust Hazard Perception of Individuals in Work Zones

This project developed an Embedded Safety Communication System to help workers in harsh construction environments sense hazards better than they do just through their innate abilities, such as vision and hearing.  Vibrating motors and sense of touch form the heart of this wearable system, and the study identified optimal spacing and configuration for motors embedded in the back of a waist belt worn by a worker.

Recent Trenching Fatalities: Causes and Ways to Reduce

Trenching is one of the most hazardous types of construction work.  An effort by OSHA in the early 2000s helped reduce the number of trench fatalities in construction from between 35 and 45 annually down to between 10 and 18 per year from 2011 to 2015.  In 2016, the number of trench fatalities rose to 33.