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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 13.1: Characterize the current use of CHPtD and coordinate efforts to promote its use and to fill key information gaps.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
13.1.1 Establish a baseline on the current use of CHPtD.
13.1.3 Collect basic materials, case studies, and business case models needed for effective demonstrations of concepts and strategies. Evaluate materials and identify gaps where additional information products are needed.
13.1.4 Evaluate key gaps related to engineering and /or effectiveness of CHPtD approaches.

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
13.1.2 Identify other groups working on these issues and coordinate efforts to facilitate understanding of challenges and possible solutions.
13.1.5 Create a repository of existing programs, checklists, best practices, etc. which can be adapted according to type of construction and firm size.
13.1.6 Collaborate with and educate key professional organizations to promote the use of CHPtD.

Other Projects for Goal 13.1

Project Title % Attributed to Construction
NORA Prevention through Design Research 50%
Page last updated:April 24, 2013
Page last reviewed:May 23, 2011
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