Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

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 in 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.


Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Dictionary

While preparing the National Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (AgFF) Agenda, the NORA AgFF Council realized that safety and health professionals sometimes need help understanding the specialized terminology used in these workplaces. They created a dictionary and included it as an appendix to the Agenda. The dictionary has been adopted by others. The Agriculture Safety and Health Council of America published the dictionary on its website as a reference for its members and others. The North Carolina State University references the Agenda for its definitions of many terms in its online Agromedicine Dictionary. For more information, contact