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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 10.0: Improve understanding of how construction industry organization factors relate to injury and illness outcomes; and increase the sharing and use of industry-wide practices, policies, and partnerships that improve safety and health performance.

Intermediate Goal Number Goal Description Status
10.1 Analyze how construction industry complexity and fragmentation can affect safety and health performance. Evaluate safety roles, responsibilities, interactions, and oversight among the multiple parties involved with complex construction projects. Address regular and accelerated construction project lifecycles. Identify obstacles and opportunities for improving system performance.
10.2 Study how subcontractors and small construction employers affect construction system safety and health performance. Develop and disseminate model practices for improving subcontractor and small employer safety performance on multi-employer construction projects.
10.3 Study and improve the effect of various workers compensation arrangements and mechanisms on construction injury and illness at the system level.
10.4 Study and enhance the role of regulatory, consultative, consensus and other organizations and policies for improving construction safety and health at the industry level.
10.5 Integrate the findings from the previous intermediate goals to provide an overarching safety and health framework, logic model, and management system for the construction industry. Survey the industry to establish a baseline on prevalence of both industry level risk factors as well as model practices.
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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