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r2p Tools

This section of the r2p Library includes a variety of tools designed to help researchers plan for how their research findings will be used to advance construction safety and health, establish dissemination priorities, identify research gaps, and aid in the translation of research findings into practical tools, information, and resources that can be used by industry stakeholders. Each was developed with input from CPWR’s researchers and target audiences and end-users.

Roadmap – This newly revised tool is designed to help researchers plan for how their research findings and results will ultimately be used to reduce occupational injuries and illnesses in the construction industry. Researchers are encouraged to begin using this planning tool at the start of their research project. The Roadmap tool asks researchers to consider critical questions about the potential output that will be generated by their research, and walks them through the steps and actions they will need to take along the way, the stakeholders who will need to be involved, and the support that will be needed to translate their findings into actions on job sites. 

Triage Tool -- The “triage” process and tool is used with completed research projects to assess: the dissemination efforts that have been made; which target populations have already learned of the research findings; and if there is an intervention or solution ready for adoption. 

Construction Research to Practice (r2p) Partnership Toolkit --  Provides step-by-step advice, tools, case studies, and partnership models to help establish, foster, and sustain such collaborations. 

Summary Report: Research to Practice (r2p) In Construction: Science, Strategies & Partnerships to Advance Safety & Health, June 2015 – June 2019 – The annual r2p Seminar and Partnership Workshop, initiated in 2015 and held in conjunction with the annual meeting of CPWR’s Research Consortium, provides a platform for researchers to report on their projects’ progress and findings and to receive feedback from industry stakeholders and other researchers.  It has created an opportunity for an ongoing dialogue between researchers and industry stakeholders on how best to: 1) distill scientific knowledge into understandable and actionable information; 2) use different partnership structures and targeted approaches to make end users aware of research results; 3) ensure the use of research findings and interventions; and 4) plan for and evaluate these activities.  This report includes a summary of discussions, information from related r2p initiatives, and examples of r2p pilot projects and new resources resulting from the annual meetings held between June 2015 and June 2019.

Safety Climate Workbook --The workbook Strengthening Jobsite Safety Climate by Using and Improving Leading Indicators – Eight Worksheets to Help You Use and Improve Leading Indicators, is designed to help construction managers, safety professionals, and hourly craft workers assess their company’s safety culture maturity level and prioritize ideas to improve their safety climate. 

Technology Transfer  -- Includes tools and information to help guide research projects that may result in a new tool, product, or method that could be commercialized, including a patent and licensing guide, tech transfer roadmap for researchers, and case studies. 

Construction Solutions Database – Designed for owners, contractors, and workers. This online resource includes information on hazards facing construction workers and practical control measures that contractors can take to reduce or eliminate these hazards and protect their employees.  

ROI Calculator – The Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator is an online tool designed to help contractors evaluate the potential financial impact of switching to a safer tool, product or work practice.

The CPWR, OSHA and NIOSH Database and Outreach Resource (CONDOR) is a contact resource developed to do targeted outreach on critical health and safety innovations, emerging issues, and new findings to those who need and can act on this information. The database includes contact information for thousands of construction contractors, government officials, health and safety professionals, university-based researchers, labor representatives, trade press and others. 

Disaster Preparedness App.  CPWR and NABTU operate a Disaster Response Training program that prepares building trades men and women to safely work in disaster sites, restoring essential services and removing hazards without interfering with the vital activities of first responders. This app provides ready access to information a variety of emergency situations, including hurricanes. Available on Google and Apple

Clear Writing for a Construction Audience – This handout highlights best practices when developing dissemination material from research. Also offers a handful of useful resources.

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