Research Updates

We are actively collecting and analyzing data to validate the pre-qualification tool that the ACES team has developed.

Research Timeline​​

  • September 2019: Pre-qualification tool dissemination
  • September 2017 - Present: Data analysis & reporting
  • April 2017 - Present: Data collection
  • February 2017 - March 2017: Pilot testing
  • January 2014 - Janaury 2017: Pre-qualification tool development

Presentations & Conferences

Dennerlein, Jack [2019]. "Creating the Foundation for Safe Jobs: Validating Safety Prequalifications with Worker Experiences". CPWR Research to Practice (R2P) Seminar & Partnership Workshop: June 18 2019.

Dennerlein, Jack [2018]. "Testing the Associations Between Leading and Lagging Indicators in a Contractor Safety Pre-Qualification Database". National Occupational Injury Research Symposium: October 2018.

Dennerlein, Jack [2018]. "Connecting Safety Culture to Safety and Health Management on Construction Jobsites". National Occupational Injury Research Symposium: October 2018. 

Dennerlein, Jack [2018]CPWR Webinar. "Assessment of Contractor Safety (ACES) through Prequalification Organizational Surveys". CPWR Research Update Webinar: September 25, 2018.

Dennerlein, Jack [2018]. "Developing a Safety Culture". 2018 OSHA Summer Summit: June 14, 2018.

Dennerlein, Jack [2017]. "Development and Evaluation ofContractor Safety Pre-Qualification Tool-ACES: Assessment of Contractor Safety”. CPWR Annual R2P in Construction Conference: August 2017.

Tessler, Jamie [2016]. ACES: Assessing Contractor Safety, in “Advance R2P through Safety Culture and Climate. R2P in Construction: Increasing the Use of Evidence-Based Interventions through Social Marketing, Networking and Other Strategies. Cincinnati: June 8, 2016.  

Tessler, Jamie [2016]. "Contractor Prequalification Project/Introduction to the Construction Health and Safety Projects at NOBEL". SAFER: The Safety Alliance For Furthering Educational Resources In Rhode Island: February 3, 2016.

Tessler, Jamie [2016]. "Contractor Prequalification Project/Introduction to the Construction Health and Safety Projects at NOBEL". OSHA Roundtable of Massachusetts, Chelsea, MA; January 12, 2016.


Manjourides J, Dennerlein JT. Testing the associations between leading and lagging indicators in a contractor safety pre‐qualification database. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2019;62(4):317-324. doi: 10.1002/ajim.22951.

Liu K, Tessler J, Murphy LA, Chang C, Dennerlein JT. The gap between tools and best practice: An analysis of safety prequalification surveys in the construction industry. NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy. 2019;28(4):683-703. doi: 10.1177/1048291118813583.