Why Safety and Health Professionals Should Be Interested in Work Underway at NIOSH/NORA

Description: The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) is a partnership program to stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices. Unveiled in 1996, NORA has become a research framework for NIOSH and the nation. NORA has formed eight Sector Councils: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing, Construction, Healthcare/Social Assistance, Manufacturing, Mining, Services/Public Safety, Transportation/Warehousing/Utilities, and Wholesale/Retail Trade. The councils use an open process to set goals, develop strategies, encourage partnerships, and promote improved workplace practices.
NIOSH/NORA has undertaken an ambitious program to improve safety and health in the workplace. One of the most far-reaching programs supporting the NIOSH/NORA agenda is a national strategy for Prevention Through Design (PtD). This presentation will address the ongoing programs of NORA.
  Instructor(s): John W. Mroszczyk, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, Northeast Consulting Engineers, Inc., Danvers, MA
Adele L. Abrams, J.D., CMSP, REA, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C., Beltsville, MD
Matt Gillen, CIH, NIOSH, Washington, DC
Richard D. Rinehart, Sc.D., CIH, NIOSH - Education and Information Division, Washington, DC
Sidney C. Soderholm, Ph.D., CDC / NIOSH, Washington, DC
  Level: I