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PREVENTION THROUGH DESIGN

NIOSH Prevention through Design Strategic Goals

Goal 1.0: Research will establish the value of adopted PtD interventions, address existing design-related challenges, and suggest areas for future research.

Intermediate Goal 1.1: Support research to evaluate the effectiveness of design interventions

Projects for Goal 1.1

Activity/Output Number Description Status
1.1.1 Survey ORC Worldwide companies to determine the level and results of adoption of PtD among member companies. This information will be analyzed to determine whether work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in a group of U.S.-based companies have similar, design-related factors (from the NIOSH/PtD National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Research Project).
Benchmarking Management Practices related to PtD in the U.S.
Integrating PtD into Management Systems/Consensus Standards

Task completed
1.1.2 Compare and contrast ergonomic design interventions to determine the factors that facilitate successful design outcomes.
In progress
1.1.3 Review published research/literature for effective design solutions.
In progress
1.1.4 Investigate the effectiveness at reducing injuries, illnesses, and exposures of previously-implemented interventions and publish the results.
In progress
1.1.5 Investigate the conversion of investigation and surveillance data to actual design solutions.
In progress
1.1.6 Investigate PtD effectiveness of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z10 2005 and determine opportunities for integrating PtD principles, as appropriate.
Task completed
1.1.7 Assess the effects of 12 years of PtD regulations on construction companies in the UK (from NIOSH/PtD NORA Research Project).
Benchmarking Management Practices related to PtD in the UK
Integrating PtD into Management Systems/Consensus Standards

Task completed
1.1.8 Identify and communicate design factors that are successful in reducing occupational motor vehicle fatalities, in automobiles as well as in commercial vehicles.
In progress
1.1.9 Investigate the contributions of vehicle selection, standard and optional equipment, maintenance, and inspection on occupational motor vehicle accident rates.
In progress
1.1.10 Investigate the effects of distracted, fatigued, and impaired drivers on occupational motor vehicle accidents. Determine and communicate effective design interventions.
In progress
1.1.11 Present results of motor vehicle design improvements to the top 5 (five) opportunity companies in the Wholesale and Retail Trade (WRT), Services, and Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (TWU) NORA sectors.
Research opportunity
1.1.12 Determine the level of adoption of PtD concepts among a subset of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. through a survey conducted by ORC Worldwide (from the NIOSH/PtD NORA Research Project).
Benchmarking Management Practices related to PtD in the U.S.
Integrating PtD into Management Systems/Consensus Standards

Task completed
1.1.13 Investigate the design implications for vulnerable worker populations, including workers with disabilities and aging, immigrant, and overweight workers.
Research opportunity
1.1.14 Establish mechanisms to ensure pro-active research on OSH hazards and risks for new products and technologies.
Task completed

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