NORA Services Sector Council

Meetings

The NORA Services Sector Council meets at least twice per year using virtual meeting software. Workgroups meet more frequently during the year.

February 1, 2018               1:00-1:50 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • Discussion of the research agenda in the Federal Register
    • Send official comments on this agenda to the Federal Register, if desired.
    • We consider these to be our overall goals for the Council
    • We want to hear how you think we should approach making this agenda known in various subsectors
  • Discussion of a survey coming to all members
  • Next meeting – Thursday March 1, at 2:00 pm ET

March 1, 2018                    2:00-3:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • Public comment period for the research agenda
  • Survey results
  • Plans for Spring and Summer 2018
  • Discussion of project topics
  • Next steps

May 10, 2018                     1:00-3:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • Presentations
    • National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction and the National Safety Stand-Down
      Christine M. Branche, PhD, FACE, Principal Associate Director, and Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health, NIOSH
    • Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance of Temporary Workers in Washington State
      Michael Foley, MA, Economist SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
    • Contingent Work: Flexible or Precarious?
      Rosemary Sokas, MD, Professor, Department of Human Science, Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • Council Discussion
    • General Discussion
    • July Meeting Reminder, agenda, ideas
    • National Occupational Research Agenda for Services – Comments from the public and current draft

July 25-26, 2018                Washington, DC and virtual

Wednesday, July 25         8:00 am – 4:00 pm ET

  • Welcomes
    • Welcome and Introductions
      Sarah Felknor, MS, DrPH, Interim Manager Services Sector, and NIOSH Associate Director for Research Integration & Extramural Performance
    • Welcome from the NIOSH Office of the Director
      Frank Hearl, PE, NIOSH Chief of Staff
    • Agenda and Meeting Logistics
      Mike Foley, MA, Co-Chair Services Sector, Economist Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
      Cherie Estill, PhD, PE, Co-Chair Services Sector, and NIOSH Acting Deputy Director, Division of Surveillance Hazard Evaluation and Field Studies
  • Safety Stand-Downs
    • The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction
      Chris Trahan Cain, CIH, Executive Director, CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
    • Landscaping Stand-Downs in OSHA Region IV (by Adobe Connect)
      Tom Bosley, Safety and Health Manager, State Programs & Outreach, Region IV, OSHA
  • Contingent Workers
    • Survey of Contingent Workers, May 2017
      Julie Hatch Maxfield, Assistant Commissioner for Current Employment Analysis, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Injury Prevention Strategies for Temporary Workers: Evidence from Interviews with Injured Workers in Washington State
      Michael Foley, MA, Economist, Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP), Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
    • Health and Safety Issues of Contingent Workers
      Linda Delp, PhD, MPH, Director, University of California at Los Angeles, Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH)
  • Work Groups
    • Charge to Services Council Work Groups: Safety Stand Down and Contingent Workers
    • Work Groups Meet
    • Work Groups Report Back and Discuss Next Steps
  • Wrap-up and Adjourn Day One

Thursday, July 26              8:30 am – 12:00 pm ET

  • Review Day Two Agenda
  • Workforce Staffing Agency Health and Safety Programs
    • Inherent Risk and Opportunity in the Joint-Employer Workforce
      Scott DeBow, Risk Management and Safety Professional, New Day Safety
    • Best Health and Safety Practices of Host Employers
      Jack Nunes, Vice President Health, Safety and Environmental Management, Lear Corporation
  • Reaching Contingent Workers
    • Social Media Approaches to Reach Workers
      Katie Shahan, JD, Social Media Manager, NIOSH Office of Communication and r2p
    • Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES) Safety Campaign
      Jena Cole, Occupational Health & Safety Research Project Coordinator, Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES), SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
  • Work Groups Meet and Report Back
  • Final Wrap-up and Adjourn

November 29, 2018                         1:00-3:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Services Sector Council Info and Overview
    Mike Foley and Cherie Estill, Co-chairs
  • Presentations
    • Evaluation of chemical exposures, ergonomics, and symptoms at nail salons
      Kendra Broadwater, NIOSH
    • Preparing the emerging workforce for safe and healthy employment
      Rebecca Guerin and Lauren Menger-Ogle, NIOSH
    • The dampness and mold tool and a 50 elementary school study
      Jean Cox-Ganser
    • Developing, Evaluating, and Promoting Noise Control Strategies
      Bryan Beamer, NIOSH
    • Landscaping and Grounds Management Workers Hazard Recognition and Control
      Barbara M. Alexander
  • Questions and wrap-up

January 19, 2017              12:30-4:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

Topic: Health and Safety of Landscaping Professionals

  • Welcome and Overview of the Services Sector Council
  • Presentations
    • Overview of NORA and 1st year objectives to develop broad strategic research objectives
      Emily Novicki, MA, MPH, NORA Coordinator, NIOSH
    • Injuries and Illnesses of Landscaping Workers
      Mike Foley
    • California FACE reports involving landscaping workers
      Robert Harrison, MD, MPH and Laura Styles, MPH, Occupational Health Branch, California FACE
    • New Jersey FACE reports involving landscaping workers
      Dan Lefkowitz, PhD, MS, Research Scientist II, New Jersey Department of Health
    • Tools and Resources for Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Safety and Health Programs in the Landscape and Lawn Care Industry
      Sam Steel, EdD, Safety Advisor, National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Introduction of council members and other attendees and discussion to identify strategic research objectives for Landscaping Workers
  • Next steps, next topic, next meeting

April 13, 2017                    1:00 – 3:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

Topic: Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Services Sector

  • Welcome and Overview of the Services Sector Council
  • Presentation – MSDs from Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
  • Steven Wurzelbacher and Xiangyi Duan, NIOSH and Mike Foley, SHARP
  • Discussion of MSDs in Services Sector
    • We would like everyone on the call to at least introduce themselves and comment on the presentation
    • Provide thoughts on strategic objectives for MSDs in the Services Sector
  • Discuss Services Sector draft research agenda
  • Next meeting – Thursday May 11, 2017, topic – Contingent workers (1- 3 pm ET)

May 11, 2017                     1:00 – 3:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

Topic: Contingent Worker Health and Safety

  • Welcome and Overview of the Services Sector
  • Presentations
    • Workers Compensation Data for Contingent Workers
      Mike Foley, SHARP
    • Making Safety and Health a Priority for the Growing Temporary Staffing Industry
      David DeSario, Temporaryemployees.Org
  • Discussion of contingent workers
    • We would like everyone on the call to at least introduce themselves and comment on the presentation
    • Provide thoughts on strategic objectives
  • Discuss Services Sector draft research agenda
Page last reviewed: November 14, 2016