Construction Science faculty members Somik Ghosh and Matt Reyes recently received a $5,000 grant from TEXO for a construction safety project.

In 2017, one in five worker deaths were in the construction industry (OSHA). The construction industry’s fatal and non-fatal injury rates reveal it to be among the most dangerous industries in which to work.

Ghosh and Reyes’ proposed project will develop, implement, and measure the effectiveness of trade-specific safety training strategies that bridge the linguistic and cultural differences of the construction workforce.

To learn more about TEXO and their mission “to unify, advocate, and advance the construction industry in North and East Texas,” click here.