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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 1.0: Reduce Construction Worker fatalities and serious injuries caused by falls to a lower level

Intermediate Goal Number Goal Description Status
1.1 Partner with construction stakeholders and safety professionals to identify the top three fall-related problems requiring technical engineering solutions and develop and evaluate options to fill these gaps.
1.2 Partner with Construction stakeholders to expand awareness and use of existing effective fall prevention and protection solutions by construction employers and workers
1.3 Partner with Construction stakeholders to provide the industry with the information and tools to reduce portable ladder fall injuries.
1.4 Partner with architects, engineers, and construction organizations to expand the use of “safe-by-design” practices for fall prevention via demonstration projects and guidance.
1.5 Work with construction partners to develop and implement a national campaign to reduce fatal and serious injuries associated with construction falls to a lower level.

Other Projects for Goal 1.0

Project Title % Attributed to Construction
Project title Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Project 40%
Page last updated:April 24, 2013
Page last reviewed:May 23, 2011
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director


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