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Policy development: a key factor in promoting PtD.

Authors
Toole-TM; Heckel-P; Hallowell-M
Source
Prof Saf 2013 Jan; 58(1):41-47
NIOSHTIC No.
20042022
Abstract
This article summarizes PTD-related policies associated with federal agencies and national organizations. Many SH&E professionals and researchers regard this concept as a highly promising means for reducing occupational hazards by engineering out hazards faced by users, manufacturers, constructors and maintenance workers. SH&E professionals and design engineers have different roles in PTD. Typically, safety professionals develop, enforce and monitor safety-related policies, while design engineers address technical details of project design and execution, and comply with project specifications, building codes and regulations. Therefore the owner may influence adoption of PTD policies by including an SH&E professional on project design teams, beginning with the kickoff team that meets at the conceptual design stage. PTD policy is a complex topic because it is controlled by a multitude of stakeholders and may significantly affect hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations across many industries. To date, federal government efforts to establish PTD policy have been fragmented.
Keywords
Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Disease-prevention; Equipment-design; Environmental-control-equipment; Environmental-engineering; Environmental-technology; Human-factors-engineering; Decision-making; Standards; Safety-engineering; Safety-research; Health-protection; Health-standards; Professional-workers
CODEN
PRSAD5
Publication Date
20130101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B20130124
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0099-0027
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Construction; Manufacturing
Source Name
Professional Safety
State
OH; PA; CO
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