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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 11.0: Develop and build recognition and awareness of construction hazards and the means for controlling them by strengthening and extending the reach of quality training and education in the construction industry, including for non-English speaking workers.

Intermediate Goal 11.2: Survey current training programs, models, materials and best practices to identify: 1) any gaps in meeting core competencies, 2) any gaps in the ability of current training infrastructure capacity to meet sector training needs, and 3) any emerging opportunities for improving delivery of training. Develop a plan to address any gaps and opportunities

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
11.2.1 Partner with appropriate construction groups to Inventory existing programs used to provide training on safety and health for the groups below. Include information on how well training for a specific category meets core competencies.
  • Construction Trades (10 hour, apprenticeship, Susan Harwood training)
  • Construction Competent Persons
  • Construction Supervisors (e.g. CHST or STS)
  • Construction Trainers
  • Construction Safety and Health Professionals (e.g. academic and short courses)
  • Construction Engineers (e.g. academic and short courses)
  • Construction Managers (e.g. academic and short courses)
  • Construction Owners/Clients
11.2.2 Identify other existing quality training materials (e.g., toolbox talks, simple solutions, industry and trade materials).

Other Projects for Goal 11.2

Project Title % Attributed to Construction
Evaluating Toolbox Training in Construction & Mining 50%
Toolbox Lessons for Small Business Construction Supervisors 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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