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NIOSH Program Portfolio



NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 4.0: Reduce hearing loss among construction workers by increased use of noise reduction solutions, practices, and hearing conservation programs by the construction community

Intermediate Goal 4.2: Increase awareness about noise hazards and solutions among construction workers, contractors, owners, and suppliers.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
4.2.1 Evaluate innovative training or other methods that could raise noise awareness and influence contractor and worker use of noise precautions and hearing protection.

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
4.2.2 Develop, evaluate, and disseminate awareness materials derived from existing studies on construction noise issues. Produce in various languages and in various media including new media such as “You-Tube”.
Noise Control: Web-based Outreach to Construction & Mining
Where are workers most receptive to NIOSH messages?
4.2.3 Develop and promote the use of trade-specific noise and hearing loss training materials about noise, hearing loss, and noise control solutions and model practices in multiple languages and media. Such materials could range from 10 hour training elective modules to course materials and training objectives for apprentice training, vocational technology training, and site safety personnel and competent person training
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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