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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 13.0: Increase the use of “prevention through design (PtD)” approaches to prevent or reduce safety and health hazards in construction.

Intermediate Goal Number Goal Description Status
13.1 Characterize the current use of CHPtD and coordinate efforts to promote its use and to fill key information gaps.
13.2 Evaluate, clarify, and address the most prevalent obstacles to acceptance and implementation of CHPtD:
  • fear of liability
  • lack of expertise in safety and in designing for safety
  • uncertainty about costs associated with CHPtD
13.3 Evaluate opportunities to develop potential incentives for encouraging architects and engineers to embrace CHPtD.
13.4 Develop tangible products and methods to address identified CHPtD obstacles and challenges.
13.5 Expand the use and evaluation of CHPtD 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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