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The Job-Site Safety Institute Announces New Grant to Research Trends of Occupational Injuries and Intervention on Construction Job-Sites

J. Gary Hill
ghill@ssafety.org

The Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI), a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to improving safety and protecting lives is proud to announce that it has awarded a new grant to Michigan State University.  The grant will be used to fund research that studies current trends in job-site injuries and fatalities to aid in preventing them in the future.

The construction industry has undergone significant changes in the last decade. From rising construction costs for materials, to labor challenges, including persistent skilled labor shortages, as well as rapid changes in efficiency-improving technology, such as modular and prefabricated construction, management software, augmented/virtual reality, and mobile phones and apps, these changes are influencing the construction industry and impacting job-site safety. This reality underscores the need to understand new trends in fatalities among construction workers.

This grant will be used to analyze the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) dataset from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The analytical results will inform JSI and the construction industry about the critical factors that lead to fatalities and injuries so that appropriate preventions can be designed and implemented. 

JSI’s Executive Director, J. Gary Hill is excited to partner with researchers at Michigan State University.  He stated, “This grant will help us dive deeper into the data so we can determine the cause of job-site injuries and ways we can implement better safety measures to prevent them going forward as job-sites continue to change.”

About JSI                                 

Founded by Builders Mutual, the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. This research and educational organization is dedicated to eliminating all job-site related injuries and deaths in the construction industry. Research by JSI will play a critical role in improving on-the-job safety and saving lives. www.jssafety.org