On September 7, 2011, the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Manufacturing Sector Council presented an award to the National Safety Council (NSC) for its exemplary contributions in turning research into practice that can prevent occupational injuries, illnesses, exposure to hazards, and fatalities in the manufacturing industry.
The award was accepted by Jim Johnson, Vice President of Workplace Safety Initiatives at the National Safety Council and member of the NORA Manufacturing Sector Council, on behalf of the NSC. The award is part of the NORA National Manufacturing Agenda's plans to lead a national campaign to move employers to identify and create partnerships that will improve occupational safety and health within manufacturing.
The award was announced at the Partnerships to Improve Occupational Safety and Health conference, which took place on September 7 and 8, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Created in 1996, NORA is a partnership program that works to develop better workplace practices through research, and has become a framework for standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).