NIOSH Construction Update

Session Type: Breakout Sessions

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NIOSH’s North American Research Agenda, (NORA) is entering it’s third decade and as new innovations in safety technology and research, NORA is reviewing these items and the impact it has in the construction industry. There were 16 objectives developed for the Construction Research Agenda including emerging issues, extreme temperatures, Prevention through Design and Research to Practice programs in construction.


  • Scott Earnest

    Scott Earnest is Deputy Director for the NIOSH, Office of Construction Safety and Health and oversees NIOSH construction safety and health research. Prior to joining the Office of Construction Safety and Health, Scott served as Branch Chief for the Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch (EPHB) in the Division of Applied Research and Technology from 2005-2014. EPHB conducts research in engineering controls, hearing loss prevention, and aerosol science/nanotechnology. Since joining NIOSH in 1991, he has led research to control hazards serving as a project officer, Team Leader and Branch Chief. He has over 70 peer reviewed publications and technical reports. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and mechanical engineering.