NORA Manufacturing Sector Strategic Goals
927ZJLQb - MNF-Implementation Project (PHP)Start Date: 10/1/2009
End Date: 9/30/2010
Principal Investigator (PI)Name: W. Gregory Lotz
Funded By: NIOSH
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Attributed to Manufacturing
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.
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.
The goal of this project is to 1) assure that the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council is engaged to implement the National Manufacturing Agenda developed under the auspices of NORA; 2) assure that the NIOSH/NORA Manufacturing Program fulfills its mandate to respond to occupational safety and health issues through research and assistance to prevent work-related illness, injury, fatalities, hazards, and exposures; (3) apply research to the workplace and promote the outcomes of putting research applications into practice (r2p); and (4) to build and strengthen relationships with manufacturing stakeholders via outreach to increase their knowledge of NIOSH and NORA to recruit their participation in NORA. The purpose is to generate intermediate and end outcomes in support of the National Manufacturing Agenda goals. The Project will define and conduct priority occupational safety and health research in partnership within manufacturing. The success of the Project will be judged based on the positive impacts achieved by those advancing the goals of the agenda. The NORA Manufacturing Sector Agenda will be judged a success if it makes significant contributions with positive impacts on worker safety and health accomplished by NIOSH Programs and NORA Partnerships defining priorities that inspire and focus on effective actions creating and sustaining new opportunities for effective partnerships. The NORA Manufacturing Sector Council will develop mechanisms to facilitate, track and communicate progress and success including Performance Goals. Performance Goals will be developed stating the desired outcome/outputs within a timeframe for achievement for each Strategic Goal.
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