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Construction Research at NIOSH: Reviews of Research Programs of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Increased Communication with Rule-Making Authorities
Recommendation 6: The Construction Research Program should establish acloser connection with the Occupational Safety and Health Administrationand other regulatory or consensus standards organizations to help ensurethat the program’s research is applied effectively in rule-making efforts.
The committee recommends that the program increase its current level of communication with OSHA and other regulatory or consensus standards organizations about the evidence generated from its research activities. In addition to discussing research findings, program staff should communicate more fully on the economics of occupational disorders and illnesses and their impact on workers and contractors in the industry. Such information will provide valuable supporting documentation for recommendations made by the program with respect to regulatory action. Any role that the Construction Research Program can play in developing or strengthening standards that address risk exposure will likely increase its impact on risk reduction for occupational disorders and illnesses.
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