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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 6.0: Reduce welding fume exposures and future related health risks among construction workers by increasing the availability and use of welding fume controls and practices for welding tasks

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