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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 6.3: Increase the availability of engineering and work practice options for preventing and reducing welding exposures.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
6.3.1 Develop a researcher/welding equipment manufacturer partnership to develop and improve local exhaust ventilation and other control designs that reduce exposures and maximize usability --leading to an increase in the number of new and improved commercially available tools/equipment/work practices available for reducing welding exposures.
Ergonomics and Welding Fume Exposure Among Stud Welders
6.3.2 Explore fundamental approaches that examine the root causes of welding hazards and exposures. For example, this might include addressing the underlying need for certain high toxicity ingredients in welding supplies or the preferential use of welding methods that create less fumes.

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
6.3.3 Explore innovative demonstration projects to partner with equipment manufacturers and suppliers and tool rental firms and other groups to increase the availability and use of welding fume control tools and supplies.
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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