The mission of the CSRA is to prevent serious incidents and fatalities in the construction industry with transformative research and defendable science.
What is the CSRA?
We are an alliance of industry leaders and experienced scientists who are focused on transformative construction safety research. The CSRA is a forum where we:
• Propose and test new safety ideas and innovations
• Invite industry members to actively participate in safety research
• Explore the efficacy of new safety technologies
• Network and share best practices
• Shape the next generation of safety researchers and practitioners
Why the CSRA?
The rate of serious injuries and fatalities has plateaued in the construction industry for nearly 20 years. The mission of the CSRA is to assemble industry leaders and world-class researchers to conduct collaborative research that eliminates these unacceptable life-changing events.
We conduct safety research that passes the rigors of scientific peer-review. Our research often requires objective data, field experiments, advanced statistics, and experimentation. Rather than ‘favor-of-the-day’ safety or pseudo-science, we are working to create fundamental knowledge that sustains the tests of time.
What makes the CSRA unique?
We are the only industry-funded research group focused exclusively on advancing the science of safety. Our industry-academic teams work together to understand industry needs, conduct field-based research in real-world settings, collect and analyze data, and share results.
Who is involved?
Our membership represents multiple construction sectors, including buildings; electric power generation and delivery; oil and gas; and infrastructure. Our members employ over 100,000 workers across 170 countries.