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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 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.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
1.1.1 Inventory existing fall protection technologies and identify three gaps where technical engineering guidance needs to be developed or modified further for fall protection.
Feasibility Assessments of Engineering Control Concepts
Pilot Project to Evaluate Fall Protection Anchorage Systems
1.1.2 Develop and evaluate engineering interventions and guidelines to address the three fall protection gaps.
Sensory-Enhanced Balance Control at Elevated Workplaces
Fall Injury Controls and Interventions for Aerial Lifts

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
1.1.3 Disseminate these solutions and guidelines throughout the industry.

Other Projects for Goal 1.1

Project Title % Attributed to Construction
Effects of Obesity and Age on Fall Risk - Implications for Safety and Guidelines 100%
Injury Assessment for Emerging Mast Scaffold Technology 100%
Effectiveness Evaluations of the NIOSH Roof Bracket Assembly 100%
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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