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Construction

NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 15.0: Engage the media more effectively to raise awareness and improve safety and health in construction.

Intermediate Goal 15.1: Improve our understanding of how journalists view safety and health issues and how to assist them to generate better more extensive coverage of construction safety and health issues.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
15.1.1 Develop partnerships between researchers and journalists and evaluate (using research approaches such as focus groups, surveys, etc) these questions: 1) How do journalists view safety and health topics and stories – what makes a topic newsworthy?; 2) What factors affect decisions to follow-up in more depth on “breaking news” safety stories?; and 3) What types of information and/or assistance would be most likely to encourage improved coverage of construction safety and health issues?

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
15.1.2 Use the results from 15.1.1 to develop and disseminate products for: 1) How the construction safety and health community can better understand and use the media; and 2) Safety and health resource and assistance materials for the media community. Products can range from guides, websites, to roundtables etc.
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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