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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 2.0: Reduce fatal and nonfatal injuries from contact with electricity among construction workers.

Intermediate Goal Number Goal Description Status
2.1 Investigate ways to improve the performance of power line proximity warning alarms to protect operators of mobile vehicles, cranes, and nearby construction workers.
2.2 Investigate ways to protect construction workers from electrocution hazards involving power line contact through hand-carried metallic objects and vehicle-related contacts.
2.3 Investigate ways to protect construction workers from contact with live electrical wiring and components by studying electrical installation, maintenance, and repair tasks and recommending ways to improve work practices, techniques, and tools. Special emphasis will be given to lockout and tagout procedures for troubleshooting tasks, which may involve using certain work practices, tools, techniques, and personal protective equipment (PPE), that may be conducted when the circuit is live (such as under NFPA 70E).
2.4 Forge new partnerships with small employers and companies with substantial Hispanic employment to determine how electrical safety information may be more effectively disseminated.
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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