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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 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.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
7.2.1 Develop, identify, and implement methods to more accurately estimate national WMSD incidence, prevalence, characteristics (nature, body region, source, etc.), and total costs in the construction industry by sector and trade.
7.2.2 Conduct studies in the commercial, industrial, and residential sectors of the construction industry to (a) assess the attitudes and behaviors of contractors and workers relative to early and accurate reporting of WMSD symptoms and diagnosed WMSDs, and (b) develop, implement, and evaluate methods that will increase early reporting, prevention and treatment.
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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