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Construction: NIOSH Research Projects.


PB98126139

Publication Date 1997
Page Count 40
Abstract In 1989, Congress began to appropriate funds targeting construction safety and health research. At that time, construction workers experienced one of the highest occupational fatality rates and had the highest rate of injuries and illnesses resulting in lost work days. Additionally, while the construction industry employed 5-6% of the U.S. workforce, it accounted for more than 15% of workers' compensation costs. With this new initiative, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed a nationwide infrastructure of research and other programs that address many issues unique to the construction industry. Currently, the Institute funds 45 extramural and 74 intramural construction-related projects, and support many more activities related to the construction industry. This document organizes the NIOSH construction related projects by NORA priority research topic. The distribution of projects illustrates how NORA provides an effective tool to integrate coordinated research efforts within specific sectors, such as construction, with the ultimate goal of reducing illness and injury by gathering and translating safety and health knowledge into effective preventive actions.
Keywords
  • Research projects
  • Construction
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Grants
  • Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Cooperative agreements
  • Surveillance
  • Hearing loss
  • Education
  • Training
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • NIOSH
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199810
Construction: NIOSH Research Projects.
Construction: NIOSH Research Projects.
PB98126139

  • Research projects
  • Construction
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Grants
  • Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Cooperative agreements
  • Surveillance
  • Hearing loss
  • Education
  • Training
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • NIOSH
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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