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The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA)

The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) is a partnership program to stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices. Unveiled in 1996, NORA has become a research framework for NIOSH and the nation. Diverse parties collaborate to identify the most critical issues in workplace safety and health. Partners then work together to develop goals and objectives for addressing these needs.  more...

National Sector Agendas

NORA Sector Councils  have created sector agendas for the nation to guide research and research-to-practice through the decade ending April 2016. The Councils will update the National Sector Agendas as needed. Please send suggestions for improving the agendas any time. All comments sent to the NORA Coordinator will be forwarded to the relevant Council.


Supplement to the National Construction Agenda

The NORA Construction Sector Council conducted a mid-decade review of the National Construction Agenda. Six of the 15 strategic goals were judged “ready for impact,” since sufficient knowledge and solutions are available for implementation by contractors and workers. Subsequently, the council outlined a road map for achieving impact in each of the six goal areas. For details, see the link to the mid-decade review supplement on the National Construction Agenda webpage.

Submissions Requested for r2p Track at NSC 2015

For the fourth year, the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council and the National Safety Council will co-host a research-to-practice track at the 2015 National Safety Congress and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia from September 26 to October 2, 2015. The objective is to help expedite the transfer of documented results and knowledge on the prevention of work-related illnesses and injuries into highly effective practices in the workplace. This track is open to any industry. Selections will be based on quality of the research, not on scale. We are now requesting submissions for the special track. Please view full submission requirements. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015.

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