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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 7.0: Reduce the incidence and severity of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers in the U.S.

Intermediate Goal Number Goal Description Status
7.1 Develop an industry-wide campaign to increase awareness of the human and economic costs associated with construction-industry work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) and to expand the capability of stakeholders to identify and control recognized risk factors associated with WMSDs.
7.2 Develop, evaluate, and implement recording and tracking systems to more accurately identify the occurrence, characteristics, and costs associated with WMSDs in the construction industry.
7.3 Develop and evaluate practical and valid methods of assessing exposure to risk factors associated with WMSDs for use by construction stakeholders in the field.
7.4 Characterize the association between exposure to risk factors and the development of WMSDs among workers in trades and construction divisions in which knowledge gaps exist.
7.5 Expand the number of workplace solutions to prevent WMSDs in the construction industry.
7.6 Improve the acceptance, diffusion, and adoption of WMSD workplace solutions by contractors, owners, suppliers, and workers.
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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