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Construction

NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 3.0: Reduce fatal and serious injuries associated with struck-by incidents associated with objects, vehicles, and collapsing materials and structures.

Intermediate Goal Number Goal Description Status
3.1 Objects: Improve understanding of risk factors associated with struck-by fatalities and serious injuries associated with falling, flying, swinging, and rolling objects; compare findings to existing regulations and guidance.
3.2 Objects: Use risk factor and gap information to develop and evaluate interventions and guidance for preventing struck-by injuries involving falling, flying, swinging, and rolling objects. Partner with construction stakeholders to disseminate resulting interventions.
3.3 Vehicles: Evaluate strategies to reduce worker exposure to being run over by heavy construction vehicles and equipment.
3.4 Vehicles: Promote the availability and use of operator visibility limit information for road construction equipment.
3.5 Vehicles: Evaluate worker injury risks associated with the expanded use of night work in the road construction industry.
3.6 Vehicles: Gain widespread usage of effective prevention measures in the road construction industry
3.7 Collapsing Materials/Structures: Characterize circumstances and risk factors associated with common construction collapses (e.g. scaffolding, cranes, formwork, demolition work, partially built structures)
3.8 Collapsing Materials/Structures: Partner with construction stakeholders to greatly increase the diffusion of existing effective practices for preventing fatalities and serious injuries associated with trench collapses.
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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