Prevention through Design

Spreading the word about Design for Construction and Maintenance Safety


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Researchers at Oregon State University have created a tool to “Determine the level of safety risk associated with an entire building, a specific building system, or each of the many design features within a building.

A very thorough Prevention through Design Lit June 2016 compiled by Dr. Nicholas Tymvios is available on the Resources page.

An ANSI A10 Prevention through Design Workgroup has been formed, with the goal of producing a PtD in Construction Technical Report by mid-2017. The workgroup is being chaired by Mike McCullion at SMACNA.

An op-ed piece on DfCS was recently published in a national blog.

The OSHA Construction Alliance Roundtable has created materials for a short course on Designing for Construction Safety. A slide deck, student manual and instructor manual can be downloaded here.

PtD has been added to the LEED rating system! You can earn professional continuing education credits by completing an online module.