Prevention through Design

Spreading the word about Design for Construction and Maintenance Safety

Welcome to Prevention through Design!

News:

Engineering News Record (ENR), the premier construction publication, is holding a free webinar on lifecycle safety on May 19, 2:00-3:00 PM. The panelists will include Carl Heinlein (Sr. Safety Consultant with American Contractors Insurance Group), John Cloutier (Senior Manager Environment Health Safety at Kiewit), and Mike Toole (Dean, College of Engineering at University of Toledo).

The first in a series of NIOSH-funded Prevention through Design (PtD) workshops was hosted on March 11, 2020 in Tempe, Arizona.  The theme of the first workshop was “CURRENT AND FUTURE STATE-OF-THE-ART ON RESEARCH, PRACTICE, & EDUCATION.”  With a roster of speakers from across the US, the workshop spotlighted experiences and expertise on PtD research, practice, and education efforts among engineering, design, contractor, client and owner organizations, insurers, US colleges and universities, and agencies. For questions, please email ptd@asu.edu.

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.