The Manufacturing sector includes workplaces engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. The assembling of component parts of manufactured products is also considered manufacturing, except in cases where the activity is appropriately classified as Construction HYPERLINK "http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html" \t "_blank"North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Web site (Code 31-33, Sector 23). Workplaces in the Manufacturing sector are often described as plants, factories, or mills and characteristically use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment.?
The Manufacturing sector includes industries that manufacture durable and non-durable goods including food and food products, beverage and tobacco products, textiles and textile products, apparel, leather and allied products, wood products, paper and paper products, printing and related support activities, petroleum and coal products, chemicals, plastics and rubber products, nonmetallic mineral products, primary metals and fabricated metal products, machinery, computer and electronic products, electrical equipment, appliances and components, transportation equipment, furniture and related products, medical equipment, jewelry, sporting goods, toys, office supplies, signage, and other products. Manufacturing workplaces may process materials or may contract with other workplaces to process their materials for them. Both types of workplaces are included in manufacturing.?
A. Identify an emerging issue or an existing issue and develop technology to measure or predict exposure of manufacturing workers present in workplaces engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products.
B. Determine the effectiveness and/or develop improved approaches for training used to protect manufacturing workers.?
C. Develop information tools to facilitate hazard recognition.