New Grant: Safety, Health, & Well-being of Construction Apprentices

Impacting the Safety, Health, and Well-being of Construction Apprentices: Using intermediaries to disseminate change

Funded as part of the Healthier Workforce Center of the Midwest, this project aims to improve the health and well-being of young construction trade workers. By gaining a better understanding of the impact of multiple work organization and environmental factors on worker health and identifying existing employer and union practices relevant to Total Worker Health, we can develop and evaluate the feasibility of interventions that address workplace policies, practices, and programs relevant to Total Worker Health. Intermediary organizations, such as construction trade unions and trade organizations, will be used to efficiently disseminate interventions to employers, including the numerous small businesses that employ workers in this industry. (CDC/NIOSH 5U19 OH008868-11, PI: Rohlman; WU PI: Evanoff)