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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 5.0: Reduce silica exposures and future silica-related health risks among construction workers by increasing the availability and use of silica dust controls and practices for tasks associated with important exposures.

Intermediate Goal Number Goal Description Status
5.1 Use existing information supplemented by survey research to develop a baseline on current silica control practices and programs in construction.
5.2 Increase awareness about silica hazards and known solutions among construction workers, contractors, owners, and suppliers
5.3 Increase the availability of engineering and work practice options for preventing and reducing silica exposures
5.4 Develop model practices and programs and promote their use by construction owners, governmental groups, professional groups, and best practice employers.
5.5 Evaluate hazard and exposure assessment research gaps associated with silica in construction
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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