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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 GroupNAICS Code
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing 11
Construction 23
Healthcare & Social Assistance 62 ,  54194 ,  81291
Manufacturing 31-33
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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