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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.


Society of Mining Engineers, Health and Safety Division

Members of the NORA Mining Sector Council and other key NIOSH personnel were involved in establishing the new Health and Safety Division of the Society of Mining (SME). One of its objectives is to promote health and safety as a profession within the mining industry. The Division sponsored ten sessions at the 2016 SME Annual Conference and Expo, of which one featured NORA council speakers and priority topics.