NORA Healthcare and Social Assistance Sector Council
The Healthcare and Social Assistance sector comprised an estimated 19 million paid workers in 2010 according to the Current Population Survey. These workers face risks that include infectious diseases, workplace violence, overexertion, chemicals, shift work, and psycho-social stressors. To learn more about the sector, visit the Inputs section of the internal NIOSH sector program's webpages.
A goal of the NORA Healthcare and Social Assistance Sector Council is to identify the most salient needs of this large and diverse sector. We seek to facilitate the most important research, understand the most effective intervention strategies, and learn how to implement those strategies to achieve sustained improvements in workplace practice.
Join the Council as a Corresponding Member to keep informed of activities, provide input on issues to be discussed, and review draft documents. Some Corresponding Members may be asked to join workgroups on specific topics or to join as Members when openings arise. Contact the Sector Coordinator with any question or comment or to volunteer.
Information is available about the NIOSH Healthcare and Social Assistance Program, which facilitates the work of the Council.
NORA Healthcare and Social Assistance Sector Council Resources:
- Page last reviewed: August 13, 2013
- Page last updated: November 8, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director