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Supporting Prevention through Design (PtD) Using Business Value Concepts


August 2015
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-198
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This document highlights some ways that employers make decisions concerning PtD solutions that are known to reduce injuries and illnesses so that readers will better understand how to encourage the use (or implementation) of PtD solutions. It is not an economic evaluation of these solutions nor a comprehensive business case analysis, but presents the reasoning used by a select number of employers for adopting PtD solutions. Furthermore, it shows that there may be different types of adoption criteria such as outcome measures that use a dollar basis (financial measures) and those using a non-dollar basis (non-financial measures).