PREVENTION THROUGH DESIGN
NIOSH Prevention through Design Strategic Goals
Goal 2.0: Designers, engineers, machinery and equipment manufacturers, health and safety (H&S) professionals, business leaders, and workers understand PtD methods and apply this knowledge and skills to the design and re-design of new and existing facilities, processes, equipment, tools, and organization of work.
Intermediate Goal 2.2: Educate decision makers about the value of PtD in the design, re-design and retrofit of facilities, processes, equipment, tools and organization of work, as well as the value of purchasing equipment and tools that incorporate safe design features.
|2.2.1||After the spring 2009 launch of the NIOSH and Xavier University MBA course on the “Business Value of Safety and Health” (developed in partnership with the National Safety Council to address how business can use occupational safety and health improvements and initiatives for long-term planning, operations management, and other decision-making), determine the potential for sharing key elements of this course through on-line courses, computer-based training and webinars.||
|2.2.2||For each industrial sector, identify the “decision makers” that can influence the adoption of PtD methods in their respective companies or organizations, the journals or publications that are relevant to their profession and industry, their trade associations, and the conferences they attend.||
|2.2.3||Develop a PtD message for each National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) industry sector, outlining the business value of PtD in the design and re-design of facilities, processes, equipment, tools and organization of work as well as the value of purchasing equipment and tools that incorporate safe design features. Disseminate the messages via the NORA industrial sectors.||
|2.2.4||Develop a plan to increase our PtD reach to these “decision makers” through their preferred journals and publications, trade associations and/or conferences. Work with the NORA sectors to implement the plan.||
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