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Selected NORA-Related Publications: 1996-2006

NOTE: This page is archived for historical purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.

The following documents are a collection of NORA-related publications from 1996-2006. Only NIOSH numbered publications are included in this list.

NORA Team Documents

Indoor Work Environments and Health: A Research Agenda
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-120, 2006
The Indoor Environment Team has provided information in this publication to identify and foster research that will lead to more healthful indoor work environments.

Mixed Exposures Research Agenda – A Report by the NORA Mixed Exposures Team
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-106, December 2004
The intent of this document is to articulate many of the issues involved with mixed exposures as well as to recommend research strategies and define research priorities that could lead to improved interventions for protecting workers from mixed exposures.

Preventing Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-165, September 2004
The purpose of this Alert is to increase awareness among health care workers and their employers about the health risks posed by working with hazardous drugs and to provide them with measures for protecting their health.

Overtime and Extended Work Shifts: Recent Findings on Illnesses, Injuries and Health Behaviors
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-143, May 2004
This document presents an integrative review of the methods and findings from 52 studies that were published between 1995 and 2002 and examined the relationship between long work hours and selected health outcomes.

Does it Really Work? How to Evaluate Safety and Health Changes in the Workplace
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2004-135, March 2004
This guide invites managers to look carefully at changes they have made to improve occupational safety and health in the workplace, and to ask the question, “Does it really work?”

Work, Smoking, and Health: A NIOSH Scientific Workshop
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-148, June 2000
On June 15-16, 2000, 79 leaders from labor, industry, academia, government, and non-governmental agencies participated in a scientific workshop titled, “Work, Smoking and Health” in Washington, D.C. Various interrelationships among work, work exposures, tobacco use, and health were discussed.

The Changing Organization of Work and the Safety and Health of Working People
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-116, April 2002
The present report was developed under the National Occupational Research Agenda as the first attempt in the United States to develop a comprehensive research agenda to investigate and reduce occupational safety and health risks associated with the changing organization of work.

Exposure Assessment Methods Research Needs and Priorities
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-126, July 2002
The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Exposure Assessment Methods (EAM) Team has proposed definitions and prioritized recommendations for research related to the field of exposure assessment. The goal of this document is to highlight the critical needs that must be addressed to improve key areas of exposure assessment.

Best Practices in Hearing Loss Prevention
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-157, October 1999
This document presents information from a symposium conducted on October 28, 1999 with leaders from industry, government, labor, professional and trade organizations, and academia in Detroit. It discusses an array of proven strategies and new advancements for protecting work-related hearing impairment.

Guide to Evaluating the Effectiveness of Strategies for Preventing Work Injuries
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-119, April 2001
This publication provides students, researchers and practitioners with the tools and concepts required to conduct systematic evaluations of injury prevention initiatives and safety programs.

Tracking Occupational Injuries, Illnesses, and Hazards: The NIOSH Surveillance Strategic Plan DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-118, January 2001
Over the past quarter century, NIOSH has played a key role in the surveillance of occupational hazards, diseases, and injuries, complementing the important surveillance activities carried out by many States, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and other Federal agencies, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

National Occupational Research Agenda for Musculoskeletal Disorders
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-117, January 2001
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), such as low back pain, tendinitis, hand-arm vibration syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome, account for a major component of the cost of work-related illness in the United States.

Traumatic Occupational Injury: Research Needs and Priorities
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-134, June 1998
The Traumatic Occupational Injury Team has compiled this report in an effort to describe the research needed to advance the knowledge, and thus the prevention, of traumatic occupational injuries. The intent is to present a broad framework of the objectives and research needed to begin filling the gaps in knowledge and furthering progress toward safer workplaces and practices.

Engineering Control Guidelines for Hot Mix Asphalt Pavers: Part I
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-105, January 1997
This document represents the collaborative efforts of industry, labor, and government to protect the health of workers exposed to asphalt fumes during paving operations.

NORA Updates and Summaries

National Occupational Research Agenda – Update 2003
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-148, 2003
Recent accomplishments from some of the projects in NIOSH’s NORA intramural research portfolio are highlighted in this update. Of note is the role of partnerships in many of these efforts.

National Occupational Research Agenda, Update 2001
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-147, 2001
Publication of this NORA Update 2001 and the celebration of our 2001 NORA Symposium.

National Occupational Research Agenda, Update, May 2000
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-101, 2001
NORA also provides a means to target research in areas with the highest likelihood of reducing the still significant toll of workplace illness and injury. These injuries and deaths continue to inflict a tremendous toll in both human and economic costs.

National Occupational Research Agenda, Research Projects, September 2000
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2000-124, September 2000
Current research projects that are conducted or supported by NIOSH under NORA are summarized in this document. Projects are classified as to whether they involve intramural or NIOSH-supported extramural research and are grouped by NORA priority area.

National Occupational Research Agenda, Update May 2000
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2000-143, May 2000
As the only Federal agency with a mandate to conduct and fund occupational safety and health research, NIOSH made a commitment to redirect some of its resources to the 21 NORA priority areas. Data are available to track both the number of projects and total economic resources in each priority area.

National Occupational Research Agenda
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 99-130, 1999
In March 1999, NIOSH, in partnership with five other NIH Institutes, announced a new RFA to target grant funding in eight NORA priority research areas (committing to at least $7.5 million in grant funds). The NIH cosponsors for this FY 99 NORA grants initiative are: the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NHLBI, the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and NIEHS.

National Occupational Research Agenda, Update May 1999
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 99-124, 1999
Information on the success of the NORA grants program is found in this third annual NORA Update. In FY 98, NIOSH and four NIH partners awarded 50 grants totaling about $8 million dollars in ten NORA priority areas. This represents the largest ever single infusion of extramural funding for investigator-initiated occupational safety and health research.

National Occupational Research Agenda
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 99-108, February 1999
The development of NORA was only the first step in the effort between NIOSH and its many partners to guide and promote occupational safety and health research. NORA also provides a means to target research in areas with the highest likelihood of reducing the still significant toll of workplace illness and injury.

National Occupational Research Agenda, Update July 1998
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 98-141, 1998
As NORA enters its third year of implementation, the 20 NORA Teams continue to demonstrate the power of collaboration in the occupational safety and health community.

National Occupational Research Agenda, Update July 1997
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-138, 1997
This document provides an overview of NORA and progress that has been made during the past year. Among these accomplishments was the establishment of 20 NORA teams.

National Occupational Research Agenda
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-115, April 1996
During the development of this Agenda, the importance of sector-specific research was consistently raised. It was finally decided that the most effective way to integrate consideration of research efforts within specific sectors (such as construction, mining and agriculture) was to apply a matrix approach of coordinated research in some or all of the 21 priority areas, as appropriate for each sector.