Prevention through Design

Spreading the word about Design for Construction and Maintenance Safety

Welcome to Prevention through Design!


You are encouraged to register for the latest workshop in the NIOSH-funded Prevention through Design (PtD) series, which will be hosted virtually on May 25 and 26 between 8:00 am and 1:00 Pacific Daylight Time. The theme of the workshop is “PtD: from What to How.” The agenda of internationally-known speakers is exceptionally strong. As always, the registration fee is minimal ($30 or less) and CEUs will be awarded. Click here for a 1 page flyer.

Dr. John Gambatese at Oregon State University created a helpful sourcebook on PtD:  PtD in the Project Delivery Process

Dr. Nicholas Tymvios at Bucknell University maintains a helpful list of PtD publications:  Prevention through Design bibliography July 2019

The American Society of Safety Engineers have created an online course on the PtD concept, a webpage about PtD in Construction, and continues to offer a standard on PtD.

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.

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.