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NORA Construction Sector Strategic Goals

Goal Number Goal Description Status
1.0 Reduce Construction Worker fatalities and serious injuries caused by falls to a lower level
2.0 Reduce fatal and nonfatal injuries from contact with electricity among construction workers.
3.0 Reduce fatal and serious injuries associated with struck-by incidents associated with objects, vehicles, and collapsing materials and structures.
4.0 Reduce hearing loss among construction workers by increased use of noise reduction solutions, practices, and hearing conservation programs by the construction community
5.0 Reduce silica exposures and future silica-related health risks among construction workers by increasing the availability and use of silica dust controls and practices for tasks associated with important exposures.
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
7.0 Reduce the incidence and severity of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers in the U.S.
8.0 Increase understanding of factors that comprise both positive and negative construction safety and health cultures; and, expand the availability and use of effective interventions at the policy, organizational, and individual level to maintain safe work practices 100% of the time in the construction industry.
9.0 Improve the effectiveness of safety and health management programs in construction and increase their use in the industry.
10.0 Improve understanding of how construction industry organization factors relate to injury and illness outcomes; and increase the sharing and use of industry-wide practices, policies, and partnerships that improve safety and health performance.
11.0 Develop and build recognition and awareness of construction hazards and the means for controlling them by strengthening and extending the reach of quality training and education in the construction industry, including for non-English speaking workers.
12.0 Reduce injury and illness among groups of construction workers through improved understanding of why groups of workers experience disproportionate risks in construction work and expanding the availability and use of effective interventions.
13.0 Increase the use of “prevention through design (PtD)” approaches to prevent or reduce safety and health hazards in construction.
14.0 Improve surveillance at the Federal, State, and private level to support the identification of hazards and associated illnesses and injuries; the evaluation of intervention and organizational program effectiveness; and the identification of emerging health and safety priorities in construction.
15.0 Engage the media more effectively to raise awareness and improve safety and health in construction.

Non-Goal Construction Projects

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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