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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 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.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
3.8.1 Explore and pilot at least three approaches for improving implementation of effective trench practices by small- and medium-sized employers, including approaches such as working with local and state construction permitting offices, local emergency rescue forces, or local equipment rental facilities.

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
3.8.2 Disseminate information throughout the industry on effective pilot approaches for improving implementation of effective trench practices.
Preventing Deaths and Injuries in Excavation and Trench Work
Evaluation of Trenching Safety Awareness Training
3.8.3 Evaluate the current curricula used for training competent persons for excavation procedures, and examine the need to further standardize competent person skills. Share results with industry partners.
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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Construction

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