NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals
92700BT - Priority Pops: Coordination ProjectStart Date: 3/1/2005
End Date: 9/30/2010
Principal Investigator (PI)Name: Sherry Baron
Funded By: NIOSH
Primary Goal AddressedNone
Secondary Goal AddressedNone
Attributed to Construction50%
This is the coordinating project for the NORA Priority Populations program on Decreasing Barriers to Safety and Health for low income, minority, immigrant and or older workers. It provides for the integration of core quantitative and qualitative data elements across the sub projects. It will also generate additional surveillance data using existing data sources. The project will improve coordination and dissemination of project outcomes.
This project is the coordination project for a NORA research program on Preventing Barriers to Occupational Safety and Health in Priority Populations, including low income, minority, immigrant and/or older workers. This project will provide the coordination and integration of quantitative and qualitative data collected across four research projects. It will examine the role of multilevel factors in creating barriers to effective safety and health programs including 1) individual level factors such as language, literacy, previous knowledge and experience regarding occupational safety and health, 2) workplace level factors including provision of tools and training, management commitment to safety and health, supervisor and coworker social support; and 3) societal level factors such as discrimination, policies regarding undocumented immigrants and the overall economic prospects that allow workers to find alternative employment. The project will also analyze a variety of existing surveillance data sources to better describe the work and health of priority working populations. Finally, the project will improve coordination and dissemination of project outcomes as well as consultation with outside experts, promotion of improved training on research methodology for priority populations among internal NIOSH staff and dissemination of finding through national workshops and NIOSH and peer reviewed publications.
Each of the four priority populations projects has its own evaluation plan for its specific objectives. Evaluation of common activities include tracking the readership for the AJIM and AJPH special issues. A NIOSH Occupational health disparities website is being constructed to disseminate information and the project will track utilization of that website.