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Prevention through Design

NIOSH Prevention through Design Sector Strategic Goals

927ZCDM (2 of 2) - Integrating PtD into Management Systems/Consensus Standards

Start Date: 1/1/2007
End Date: 12/1/2011

Principal Investigator (PI)
Name: G. Scott Earnest
Phone: (513) 533-8462
Organization: NIOSH
Sub-Unit: Division of Applied Research and Technology
Funded By: NIOSH

Primary Goals Addressed
1.1.1 , 1.1.12 , 1.1.7 , 3.1.5 , 3.7.5 , 4.2.10

Secondary Goal Addressed

Attributed to Prevention through Design

Project Description

Short Summary

This project further promotes research-to-practice by attempting to influence management systems and consensus standards to include principles of Prevention through Design. This project identifies and targets important consensus standards committees and appoints National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health specialists to them to have input and influence. The results from the other component projects will support the ability to influence the language of future consensus standards.



Integrate PtD concepts and principles into management systems and consensus standards. Specific aims include:

  • Identify appropriate standards for strengthening through the introduction of PtD concepts.

  • Identify NIOSH researchers to participate in appropriate consensus standard committees.

  • Incorporate PtD concepts and principles into at least 7 different voluntary consensus standards

Mission Relevance

Page last updated:June 25, 2009
Page last reviewed: May 23, 2011
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Office of the Director


NIOSH Program:

Prevention through Design