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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 12.0: Reduce injury and illness among groups of construction workers through improved understanding of why groups of workers experience disproportionate risks in construction work and expanding the availability and use of effective interventions.

Intermediate Goal Number Goal Description Status
12.1 Improve surveillance of work-related injuries, illnesses, hazards and related costs among workers at disproportionate risk of injury in construction in order to set intervention priorities, guide future research, and evaluate progress in reaching prevention goals.
12.2 Improve our understanding of conditions and factors that contribute to disproportionate risk and the mechanisms through which vulnerability places workers at increased risk for work-related injury (or illness) in the construction trades, and their longitudinal effects.
12.3 Develop and disseminate materials on risk and effective interventions to raise awareness and increase the utilization of these methods by construction stakeholders and to influence policy-makers. Based on existing information, Hispanic workers should be an important target group, but efforts should not neglect other groups, including non-Hispanic immigrants and inexperienced workers.
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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