NIOSH Oil and Gas Sector Program - Strategic Plan for Research and Prevention, 2016-2025

September 2015
NIOSH Docket Number 283, CDC-2015-0080

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the availability of a draft strategic plan entitled NIOSH Oil and Gas Sector Program — Strategic Plan for Research and Prevention, 2016-2025 was available for public comment until October 21, 2015.

The purpose of this strategic plan is to define and prioritize occupational safety and health research and prevention activities for NIOSH in the oil and gas exploration and production industry through 2025. This strategic plan focuses on conducting priority research to prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities to workers employed in the onshore, exploration and production industry. The plan’s research goals are organized according to the four areas that make up the NIOSH Oil and Gas Sector Program: 1) epidemiology and surveillance, 2) exposure assessment, 3) control technologies, and 4) communications. The plan also includes performance measures that describe specific research activities that will be used to guide research, measure progress, and evaluate the success of the NIOSH Oil and Gas Sector Program in improving safety and health in this high-risk industry.

NIOSH was seeking public review and comment on this document from everyone with an interest in the health and safety of workers in the oil and gas extraction and production industry.

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