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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 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.


Preventing Hazardous Noise during Project Design and Operation

As a result of collaborative work within the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council and NIOSH’s Prevention through Design program (PtD), NIOSH recently launched a video that encourages manufacturers to Buy Quiet for their workforces. Buy Quiet is a PtD strategy that aims to prevent hazardous noise and hearing loss during project design and operation. For more information and case studies, see this practical design solutions document on noise control.