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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 2.2: Investigate ways to protect construction workers from electrocution hazards involving power line contact through hand-carried metallic objects and vehicle-related contacts.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
2.2.1 Identify workers, tasks, and risk factors associated with the greatest risk for electrocution involving contact with power lines while hand-carrying metallic objects or via vehicle-related contacts.
2.2.2 Identify and evaluate interventions to address risk factors associated with groups and tasks most at risk.

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
2.2.3 Promote and disseminate successful strategies via industry and labor construction organizations.
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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