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Understand and Strengthen a Company's Jobsite Safety Climate

Monday, May 16
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Strengthening the jobsite safety climate and culture will reduce the potential for injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. This session introduce The Center for Construction Research and Training's Safety Climate-Safety Management Information System, which allows companies to measure jobsite safety climate across eight leading indicators. Additional items discussed include evidence-based safety management policies, procedures, guidelines, and templates from a large repository to improve low-scoring indicators and develop a plan to help put those resources into action.


Linda Goldenhar, CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Dr. Linda M. Goldenhar received her PhD in Public Health at the University of Michigan and began her career as a Research Psychologist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). While there, she focused her research on construction-related topics such as tradeswomen’s safety and health concerns, worker perceptions on working overtime, job stress and injury outcomes, among others. She served as NIOSH’s construction coordinator and was a member of the National Academies’ review of the NIOSH construction program.  For the past eight and a half years, Dr. Goldenhar has served as the Director of Research and Evaluation at CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training. She led the project that created the popular Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL), a leadership training module for frontline foremen and supervisors. She also leads CPWR’s safety climate efforts which includes having developed the reliable and valid safety climate assessment tools (S-CAT and S-CAT^sc) and the new Safety Climate-Safety Management Information System (SC-SMIS). In 2019, Turner Construction awarded Dr. Goldenhar their prestigious Innovations in Excellence award for her work.  She has over 75 peer-reviewed publications and has presented extensively at national and international academic and construction conferences.