NIOSH invites comments on draft National Occupational Research Agenda for Manufacturing

Agenda identifies most important workplace safety, health issues for study

Posted August 24, 2017

NIOSH announces the availability of the draft National Occupational Research Agenda for Manufacturing. The Agenda, written by the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Manufacturing Sector Council, identifies the most important occupational safety and health research needs for the next ten years.

NIOSH invites comments on the Agenda by October 23, 2017. Submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2017-0072 and Docket No. NIOSH-300, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal.

NORA was created to stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices. Each NORA research agenda is meant to guide or promote high priority research efforts on a national level, conducted by government, higher education, and the private sector.

NORA for Manufacturing identifies the research, information, and actions most urgently needed to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses in the manufacturing sector. The Agenda provides a vehicle for industry stakeholders to describe the most relevant issues, gaps, and safety and health needs for the sector.

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