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Practice designing out hazards in the real world.

Authors
Lamba-A
Source
Prof Saf 2013 Jan; 58(1):34-40
NIOSHTIC No.
20042206
Abstract
NIOSH is leading a national initiative, launched in July 2007, called Prevention Through Design (PTD). This initiative has engaged the government, academia and industry in promoting the concept of designing out and minimizing occupational risks. The purpose of PTD is to eliminate hazards and reduce risk at the source by considering safety and health implications early in the design cycle; this is more effective than the traditional risk management approach. As awareness of the PTD concept grows, more SH&E professionals are calling for a concerted emphasis on the engineering and technical aspects of a safe design during the planning phase, which reduces risks and minimizes hazards throughout a facility's life. This article is based primarily on proceedings of the practice session held during the August 2011 NIOSH conference, "Prevention Through Design: A New Way of Doing Business," which was organized to highlight the progress made in implementing the PTD initiative since its inception.
Keywords
Safety-engineering; Engineering; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Disease-prevention; Environmental-control-equipment; Environmental-engineering; Environmental-technology; Equipment-design; Human-factors-engineering; Risk-factors; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-hazards; Technical-personnel; Industrial-design; Industrial-environment; Industrial-hygienists; Safety-personnel; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Safety-practices; Work-practices
CODEN
PRSAD5
Publication Date
20130101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2013
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B20130306
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0099-0027
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Construction; Manufacturing
Source Name
Professional Safety
State
OH
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