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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal 9.0: Improve the effectiveness of safety and health management programs in construction and increase their use in the industry.

Intermediate Goal 9.3: Partner with best practice contractors, on best practice sites or projects, to develop and expand safety and health management program elements that address important emerging issues

Research Goals
Research Goal Number Goal Description Status
9.3.1 Develop program elements that address needs of vulnerable workers (e.g. immigrant workers, young workers, aging workers, women workers)
Micro-Processes of Latino Construction Worker Health: Feasibility of CATS
9.3.2 Develop program elements that improve injury reporting and address potential underreporting of injuries, including the need to tailor incentive programs to preserve reward aspects without biasing injury reporting. In particular, this means protecting workers from harassment and discrimination for filing reports of injuries and illnesses.
9.3.3 Develop program elements that improve methods for the prevention and management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders
9.3.4 Develop program elements that improve prevention and management of occupational exposures (e.g. noise, silica, welding fumes) to reduce health effects and occupational illnesses
9.3.5 Develop program elements that incorporate measures to build, measure, and improve construction safety culture
9.3.6 Develop program elements to increase the use of effective leading indicators to measure success of safety and health management programs
9.3.7 Develop program elements to support and expand the Incorporation of construction health and safety performance metrics and goals in corporate annual and social responsibility reports used by medium and large construction firms and construction owners.
9.3.8 Develop guidance documents to assist construction owners/clients, particularly government and public owners, in promoting improved implementation of safety management systems.
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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