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NIOSH releases final research agenda for respiratory health

Agenda intended to identify knowledge, actions needed to prevent respiratory diseases

Posted February 28, 2019

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says the final National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) for Respiratory Health is now available. The Agenda is intended to identity the knowledge and actions most urgently needed to prevent respiratory diseases.

Broader than any one agency or organization, the Agenda allows stakeholders to describe the most relevant issues, research gaps, and needs for traumatic injury prevention.

The Agenda’s 10 strategic objectives are organized into three sections:

  • Occupational respiratory diseases
  • Occupational respiratory exposures
  • Fundamental activities of surveillance, exposure assessment, and communications that are needed for a comprehensive research and prevention program

Most objectives have sub-objectives that describe research needs in greater detail.

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