205929 “National Construction Agenda” – New Directions for Construction research

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM

Matthew Gillen, MS, CIH , Office of the Director, NIOSH/CDC, Washington, DC
A multi-stakeholder construction council under the auspices of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) process developed a “National Construction Agenda” over a two year period from 2006-2008. Fifteen strategic goals were developed to address top safety and health problems in construction. The goals address key industry outcomes and contributing factors and are intended to provide cohesive research targets. They are also intended to facilitate researcher/practitioner partnerships to drive intermediate and end outcomes. The presentation will describe the goals, current NIOSH initiatives related to the goals, the rationale for a national agenda, how various groups can participate, and the status of implementation.

Learning Objectives:
Describe National Construction Agenda goals and implementation status

Keywords: Research, Occupational Injury and Death

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Am Coordinator for the NIOSH Construction Program
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.