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Prevention through design - introduction.
J Saf Res 2008 Apr; 39(2):113
One of the best ways to prevent and control occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities is to "design out" or minimize hazards and risks early in the design process. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is leading a national initiative called Prevention through Design (PtD) to promote this concept and highlight its importance in all business decisions. PtD addresses occupational safety and health needs in the design process to prevent or minimize the work-related hazards and risks associated with the construction, manufacture, use, maintenance, and disposal of facilities, materials, and equipment.
Work-analysis; Work-practices; Risk-factors; Engineering; Engineering-controls; Safety-engineering; Safety-education; Industrial-education; Industrial-environment; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-health; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs
Issue of Publication
Journal of Safety Research
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division