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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 3.0: Reduce fatal and serious injuries associated with struck-by incidents associated with objects, vehicles, and collapsing materials and structures.

Intermediate Goal 3.7: Collapsing Materials/Structures: Characterize circumstances and risk factors associated with common construction collapses (e.g. scaffolding, cranes, formwork, demolition work, partially built structures)

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
3.7.1 Partner with OSHA, NIST, civil engineers, and other construction stakeholders to evaluate root causes, risk factors, and the existence of any regulatory or guidance gaps associated with common construction collapses, including cranes.
3.7.2 Based on findings, develop and evaluate interventions and provide guidance to address these types of collapses.

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
3.7.3 Disseminate guidance and interventions throughout 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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