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NORA Symposium 2006 Sector Workshops

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 Workshop Index 


The NORA Services Sector workshop at the NORA symposium was held April 20, 2006 with 20 to 25 people in attendance. The meeting included a brief description of the sector, its surveillance data, a summary of the prior docket comments, and recommended research priorities from the floor. The following input reflects the multi-voting results.

  • Exposures of concern
    • Work organization and stress
      • Relationship with depression
    • Workers using wireless technology
    • Control of work factors and improved communications
    • Mixed exposures
    • Indoor environmental quality and other exposures in Education
  • Health outcomes of concern
    • Musculoskeletal disorders
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Stress and burnout
    • Proximal health outcomes, e.g. malaise, fatigue, discomfort, general pain
    • Economic and social health
  • Control strategies
    • Policy improvements
    • Better policy administration
  • Populations for further study
    • Young and old workers
    • Informal sector and undocumented workers
    • Public Safety Workers
      • Cardiovascular disease and occupational stress
    • Small business with priority populations
  • Crosscutting or cross-sector issues
    • Surveillance
      • Exploit workers comp data incl. diagnosis
      • Health outcomes (illness) other than safety
    • Work environment
      • Physical environment factors
    • Susceptible populations
    • Better access to workers and workplaces for research
  • Process input for the NORA Services Research Council
    • Sub-sectors should be used since this sector is highly diverse
    • Balanced representation of stakeholders
    • Evaluation of current research and diffusion of solutions (life stage analysis)