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PtD - architectural design and construction: instructor's manual.

Behm M; Boughton C
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-133, 2013 Mar; :1-199
This Instructor's Manual is part of a broad-based multi-stakeholder initiative, Prevention through Design (PtD). This module has been developed for use by educators to disseminate the PtD concept and practice within the undergraduate engineering curricula. Prevention through Design anticipates and minimizes occupational safety and health hazards and risks(*) at the design phase of products (**), considering workers through the entire life cycle, from the construction workers to the users, the maintenance staff, and, finally, the demolition team. The engineering profession has long recognized the importance of preventing occupational safety and health problems by designing out hazards. Industry leaders want to reduce costs by preventing negative safety and health consequences of poor designs. Thus, owners, designers, and trade contractors all have an interest in the final design. This manual is one of four PtD education modules to increase awareness of construction hazards. The modules support undergraduate courses in civil and construction engineering. The four modules cover the following: 1. Reinforced concrete design; 2. Mechanical-electrical systems 3. Structural steel design; 4. Architectural design and construction. This manual is specific to a PowerPoint slide deck related to Module 4, Architectural design and construction. It contains learning objectives, slide-by-slide lecture notes, case studies, test questions, and references. It is assumed that the users are experienced professors/lecturers in schools of engineering/architecture. As such, the manual does not provide specifics on how the materials should be presented. However, background insights are included on most of the slides for the instructor's consideration. Numerous examples of inadequate design and catastrophic failures can be found on the Internet. If time permits, have the students seek, share, and analyze appropriate and inadequate designs. The PtD Web site is located at <a href=""target="_blank"></a>. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Reports can be found at <a href=""target="_blank"></a>. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Fatal Facts are available at <a href=""target="_blank"></a>.
Construction; Construction-industry; Safety-practices; Safety-engineering; Safety-education; Education; Engineering; Equipment-design; Industrial-design; Industrial-engineering; Industrial-safety-programs; Injury-prevention; Structural-analysis; Hazards; Occupational-hazards; Health-engineering; Health-hazards; Decision-making; Risk-analysis; Demolition-industry; Teaching; Training
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DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-133; M102013
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Construction; Manufacturing
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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East Carolina University
Page last reviewed: April 1, 2022
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division