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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 14.0: Improve surveillance at the Federal, State, and private level to support the identification of hazards and associated illnesses and injuries; the evaluation of intervention and organizational program effectiveness; and the identification of emerging health and safety priorities in construction.

Intermediate Goal 14.2: Partner with professional associations, surveillance experts, insurance companies, regulatory and consultation organizations to explore, develop, and implement new types of construction-sector hazard, exposure, and performance indicators to supplement current surveillance approaches.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
14.2.1 Develop a set of “leading” indicators tailored to construction to provide additional sector metrics for evaluating and guiding construction industry safety and health performance. Research should include evaluation of the measures to determine if they correlate with outcome measures. Indicators should be described in a “White Paper” report.
14.2.2 Develop, evaluate, and implement national construction sector exposure databases for important construction health hazards such as noise, silica, and welding fumes.
14.2.3 Explore the value and interest in developing additional data sharing templates for collection and sharing of other types of data (besides industrial hygiene exposure data).

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
14.2.4 Develop and disseminate construction sector guidance on leading indicator metrics, exposure databases, and information sharing practices throughout the industry.
Assessment and Prevention of Isocyanate Exposures in the Construction Industry
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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