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NIOSH Program Portfolio

 

Manufacturing

NORA Manufacturing Sector Strategic Goals

927ZJLQ - MNF-Implementation Project (PHP)

Start Date: 10/1/2009
End Date: 9/30/2011

Principal Investigator (PI)
Name: W. Gregory Lotz
Phone: 513-841-4143
E-mail: wlotz@cdc.gov
Organization: NIOSH
Sub-Unit: DART
Funded By: NIOSH

Primary Goal Addressed
1.0

Secondary Goals Addressed
10.0 , 2.0 , 3.0 , 4.0 , 5.0 , 6.0 , 7.0 , 8.0 , 9.0


Attributed to Manufacturing
100%

Project Description

Short Summary

To better coordinate its research efforts, NIOSH has organized its portfolio into various specific programmatic categories that can be readily communicated and strategically governed and evaluated. The NIOSH Program Portfolio has been organized into eight (8) NORA Sector Programs that represent industrial sector, and twenty-four (24) cross-sector programs organized around adverse health outcomes, statutory programs and global efforts. This project addresses the needs and activities associated with the coordination of the Manufacturing Sector Program. A number of activities have been conducted, are under way and will be conducted to develop the Manufacturing Sector Portfolio under the project. A Manufacturing Sector Town Hall meeting was held to gather stakeholder input. Manufacturing Sector web pages have been developed for the Program Portfolio website. The Manufacturing Sector held workshops at the NORA Symposium in 2006 and 2008. The project has organized the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council composed of extramural and intramural stakeholders. The Council developed the NORA National Manufacturing Agenda that is currently posted on the NIOSH internet for public comment and review. The project through the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council is developing an Implementation Plan to market the National Manufacturing Agenda to promote partnership development through research and preventions programs for improved occupational safety and health workplace practices.



Description

NIOSH conducts a vast array of efforts in the areas of research, guidance, information and service. To better coordinate these efforts, NIOSH has organized its portfolio into various specific programmatic categories that can be readily communicated and strategically governed and evaluated. The NIOSH Program Portfolio focuses on relevance, quality and impact. NIOSH programmatic and support structures provide a foundation for NIOSH staff to carry out its mission to provide national and world leadership to prevent work-related illnesses and injuries. The NIOSH Program Portfolio has been organized into eight (8) NORA Sector Programs that represent industrial sectors, one sub-sector program (Oil and Gas), and twenty-four (24) cross-sector programs organized around adverse health outcomes, statutory programs and global efforts. This project addresses the needs and activities associated with the coordination of the Manufacturing Sector Program represented by those industrial activities identified in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes beginning with sequences 31, 32 or 33. There are 21 two-digit sub-sectors in the sector. The NORA Manufacturing Sector Council has developed the NORA National Manufacturing Agenda which consists of ten (10) strategic goals with intermediate goals and activity output goals for the sector. Under the project, the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council is developing an implementation plan for marketing and program information dissemination of the NORA Manufacturing Agenda to promote stakeholder partnership development in research and prevention for adoption of improved workplace practices for occupational safety and health. This Implementation Project will address the marketing and information dissemination of information to promote the NORA National Manufacturing Agenda.



Mission Relevance

To better coordinate its research efforts, NIOSH has organized its portfolio into specific programmatic categories that can be readily communicated, strategically governed and evaluated. The NIOSH Program Portfolio has been organized into eight (8) NORA Sector Programs that represent industrial sectors, and twenty-four (24) Cross-Sector Programs organized around health outcomes, statutory programs and global efforts. This project addresses the needs and activities associated with the coordination of the Manufacturing Sector Program. Programmatic activities to develop the Manufacturing Sector Portfolio under this project have included a Manufacturing Sector Town Hall meeting held to gather stakeholder input, development of Manufacturing Sector web pages for the Program Portfolio website, and the Manufacturing Sector held workshops at the NORA Symposium in 2006 and 2008. The program has currently developed with the Manufacturing Sector Council (Stakeholders) the NORA National Manufacturing Agenda, the strategic plan. It is the concept and rationale for the NORA Council to identify the top problems in the manufacturing sector and to develop a national research strategy and implementation plan to address these problems over the next decade. While NIOSH is serving as the steward to move this effort forward, it is truly a national effort. Participation by stakeholders is the key to both the strategic planning and to making an impact through promoting widespread adoption of improved workplace practices based on research results. In this effort, the Council has face-to-face meetings twice per year, numerous email, conference calls and webinar meetings to develop partnerships working together in research and prevention to reduce and eliminate the incidence of occupational safety and health injuries, illnesses, exposures, hazards and fatalities in the workplace.



Page last updated: June 3, 2011
Page last reviewed: May 23, 2011
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director

 

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