The Sector-based Approach
NIOSH and its partners have formed ten NORA Councils, including participants from academia, industry, labor, and government. Each Council draft goals, performance measures, and implementation plans for the nation. These agendas provide guidance to the entire occupational safety and health community for moving research to practice in workplaces.
What are the sectors?
Sector definitions follow the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. More information about NAICS can be found on the U.S. Census Bureau North American Industry Classification System page. NAICS provides definitions for 20 sectors which NIOSH aggregated into ten sector groups as follows:
|NORA Sector Group||NAICS Code|
|Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing||11|
|Healthcare & Social Assistance||62 , 54194 , 81291|
|Mining (except Oil and Gas Extraction)||21|
|Oil and Gas Extraction||211 , 213111 & 213112|
|Public Safety||92212 , 92214 , 92216 & 62191|
|Services (except Public Safety)||51 , 52 , 53 , 54 , 55 , 56 , 61 , 71 , 72 , 81 & 92|
|Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities||48-49 & 22|
|Wholesale and Retail Trade||42 & 44-45|
More information about the sectors can be accessed through the NIOSH Program Portfolio page.
What is NIOSH's role?
NIOSH is the steward of NORA and facilitates the work of the Sector Councils, which develop and implement research agendas for the occupational safety and health community.
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