Current projects

Research methods for JSI projects include real-world testing that can be applied to the job-site as well as quantitative and qualitative studies. Results will be shared through a variety of media, including published studies, training videos, and online resources.


Virtual Reality Training to Improve Roofers Safety Research Organization: Western Carolina University

This project will develop a practical tool, Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR), to improve roofers’ safety training and as a result, improve their safety awareness and reduce work-related ... read project details


Envisioning a Collective Response to the Opiate Crisis Research Organization: National Association of Home Builders

There is a need to raise awareness and provide education to help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic’s reach into the home building industry. NAHB is committed to undertaking a leadership ... read project details


Advancing Best Practices for Construction Safety Research Organization: Clemson University

This project will isolate various classes of construction clients by performance based on a loss ratio, frequency or severity of claims, as well as years in business and geographic area. The ... read project details


Improving Construction Hazard Recognition with Personalized Training Interventions Research Organization: North Carolina State University

Through this grant, NCSU will test the effectiveness of personalized hazard recognition training programs that include active, engaged learning and customized sessions based on the learners ... read project details


Optimizing and Effectively Delivering a Safety App to Residential Construction Businesses Research Organization: National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)

This grant will be used by NIOSH to develop a virtual safety consultant app that will introduce residential construction workers to hazards they may face on job-sites. The app will provide a ... read project details


Video Toolbox Talks for Residential Contractors Research Organization: National Housing Endowment/National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

This project will create a total of 36 Video Toolbox Talks (18 in English, 18 in Spanish) over a two year period. A series of three to five minute videos will be created, each addressing the ... read project details


Extended Assessment of Occupational Fall Hazards for Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWP) Research Organization: Center for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)

The objective of the project is to respond to professional concerns from knowledgeable industrial users and manufacturers of MCWP’s, and to employ the tools and methods of the professional ... read project details


Implementing a Peer Mentoring Program for Safety Improvement Research Organization: East Carolina University Department of Construction Management

There is a current need to address the inconsistent transfer of safety knowledge from organizational policies and procedures to field workers, especially Hispanic workers on the jobsite. Past ... read project details