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Research to Practice Library

CPWR “Research to Practice” (r2p) initiative is designed to:

  • Encourage widespread adoption of evidence-based solutions by contractors and workers
  • Increase r2p capacity through partnerships of researchers and stakeholders
  • Inform future stakeholder driven research (practice-to-research or p2r)
  • Develop r2p tools, strategies and resources to translate and disseminate research findings

Click here to learn about CPWR’s r2p Model and an overview of the r2p initiative.

There are three major components:

  • Planning - developing r2p roadmaps” for current research
  • r2p review and “triage” of completed research
  • Initiating follow-up dissemination projects

Click to learn about CPWR’s current  r2p Core project and the Prevention Partnership project.

This r2p Library offers tools, partnership resources, and research findings for use by government, industry and academic researchers, contractors, workers and others interested in accelerating the use of research results to improve construction safety and health.

r2p Tools
This section includes the CPWR Roadmap and Triage tools designed to help researchers plan for and prioritize dissemination of their research findings, as well as other online resources to help disseminate findings and translate them into practical tools, information, and materials that can be used by industry stakeholders. Each was developed and tested with input from CPWR researchers and target audiences and end-users. 

Prevention Partnership Resources
Safety and health advances do not happen in isolation. When researchers, workers, contractors, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders agree to work as partners they can accelerate the development, acceptance, and use of safe and practical tools, materials and work practices on construction sites. These r2p focused partnerships and communities of practice create the capacity – the network -- to tackle critical safety and health issues that no single group can effectively address on their own. This section contains tools, information, and partnership models to help establish, foster, and sustain such collaborations. 

Construction Ergonomics Research & Solutions
Construction workers are at high risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), such as strains, sprains, carpal tunnel, and back injuries, due to the physically demanding nature of the work they perform. Significant research has been done on the work activities that create this risk, resulting in training materials and resources that are included in this section.

r2p & p2r at Work
This section includes reports, web-based resources, and communication tools, covering topics such as technology transfer, silica, and nail guns, developed through CPWR’s r2p and partnership initiatives. 

Construction Safety and Health Social Marketing Toolkit includes information to help construction safety and health researchers use a social marketing approach to advance the use of their research findings.

Evaluation Reports & Resources:

Mining Resources for Construction includes materials and tools developed by NIOSH’s Mining Division that have potential application in the construction industry.