According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 4,405 workers died on the job in 2013. The U.S. also lags significantly behind other countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom, in key safety measures. Virginia Tech's Myers-Lawson School of Construction is working to change these issues and shape the future of health and safety in the construction industry.
As a university, we are seen as one of the most visible research organizations for construction health and safety. It's a pillar of excellence for Virginia Tech.
The focus on health and safety spirals through all levels of the school, including foundational curriculum for undergraduates, industry involvement, organizational leadership, and national and international research collaborations.
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