Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research (CWHSR)

Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research

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CCWHSR conducts applied research with industry partners in the construction and property industries to analyse organisational work health and safety (WHS) performance.

Our research takes a lifecycle approach, developing, implementing and evaluating bespoke solutions to partners’ WHS challenges. Participants include public sector construction clients, government agencies, construction contracting organisations, design firms, regulators and professional bodies.

The mission of the Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research (CCWHSR) is to bring together researchers, including academic staff and Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, to collaborate in a program of industry-focused research to improve the health and safety of workers in the construction sector.

The Centre’s research is undertaken with the aim of significantly reducing the number of workers who are harmed in the course of their employment in the construction industry.

Research areas

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Meet our researchers

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Distinguished Professor Helen Lingard

Centre Director

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Meet the rest of our team

Our publications

Centre members undertake industry-based and scholarly research covering the latest ideas and developments in construction work health and safety.

Interested in collaborating with us?

Get in touch:

Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research (CCWHSR)

Key Contact: Distinguished Professor Helen Lingard - Director

Address: 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Location: Melbourne City campus , Building 8 , Level 8, Room 34


Phone: +61 3 9925 2230

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.