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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 7.5: Expand the number of workplace solutions to prevent WMSDs in the construction industry.

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
7.5.1 Evaluate interventions that are currently available to reduce or eliminate task-based exposure to physical risk factors for WMSDs. A wide range of interventions (from tool interventions to programmatic interventions) should be evaluated each year.
Ergonomics and Welding Fume Exposure Among Stud Welders
7.5.2 Identify and document high risk construction tasks for which no effective interventions currently exist.
7.5.3 Develop and evaluate (in collaboration with industry stakeholders) interventions for high risk tasks for which no interventions currently exist.
7.5.4 Develop and evaluate the use of construction sector appropriate "Model MSD Programs" by insurance companies, best practice employers, and professional groups.

r2p Goals
r2p Goal Number Goal Description Status
7.5.5 Develop and disseminate information regarding effective interventions (i.e., best practices) to stakeholders.
Validation of Ergonomic Design Criteria for Hand Tools
Adoption and Diffusion of Ergonomic Interventions
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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