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Construction

NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 1.0: Reduce Construction Worker fatalities and serious injuries caused by falls to a lower level

Intermediate Goal 1.2: Partner with Construction stakeholders to expand awareness and use of existing effective fall prevention and protection solutions by construction employers and workers

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
1.2.1 Work with insurance companies and consultation organizations to identify small contractor implementation obstacles associated with existing fall prevention and protection measures.
Fall Prevention in Residential Construction
1.2.2 Develop additional protective and cost effective solutions

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
1.2.3 Develop simple pre-job planning tools for use by owners and small- and medium-size contractors to improve identification of the most common fall hazards and solutions.
Hazard recognition: preventing falls and close calls
1.2.4 Develop simple “close call/near miss” and other basic leading indicators that can be used by workers and contractors to improve identification of the most common fall hazards.
1.2.5 Partner with construction stakeholders to disseminate widely.
1.2.6 Utilize existing information about fall prevention and protection solutions to develop and disseminate trade- specific materials for the major categories of falls from heights associated with fatal and serious injuries to include awareness materials, implementation guidance, business case studies, and training materials in paper and electronic media.
Page last updated:April 24, 2013
Page last reviewed:May 23, 2011
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director

 

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