Prevention through Design

Spreading the word about Design for Construction and Maintenance Safety

Welcome to Prevention through Design!


An ASCE journal isĀ featuring and providing free downloads for a newly published paper entitled “Prevention through Design: Promising or Perilous?” (link fixed 2/26/19)

A recent relevant opinion piece published in PE magazine (National Society of Professional Engineers)

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.

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

The 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 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.