National prevention through design (PtD) initiative.
Schulte-PA; Rinehart-R; Okun-A; Geraci-CL; Heidel-DS
J Saf Res 2008 Apr; 39(2):115-121
Introduction: the most effective means of preventing and controlling occupational injuries, illness, and fatalities is to "design out" hazards and hazardous exposures from the workplace. There is a long history of designing for safety for the general public and to a lesser degree for workers. Method: we now have the experience and insight from thoughtful, previous efforts to call for a comprehensive national strategy to implement a Prevention through Design (PtD) Initiative. Results: this paper describes that initiative in terms of four overarching areas where action can be directed: practice, policy, research, and education. To obtain stakeholder input for issues in these four areas and to focus implementation efforts, eight sector divisions of the economy will be addressed. A seven year strategy is envisioned.
Work-analysis; Work-practices; Risk-factors; Engineering; Engineering-controls; Safety-engineering; Safety-education; Industrial-education; Industrial-environment
Journal of Safety Research