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NIOSH Prevention through Design Strategic Goals

Goal 3.0: Stakeholders access, share, and apply successful PtD practices.

Intermediate Goal 3.4: Develop and disseminate methods to include health and safety specifications in the procurement of workplace tools and equipment.

Projects for Goal 3.4

Activity/Output Number Description Status
3.4.1 Evaluate existing industry standards that include this requirement (e.g., ANSI/PMMI B155.1 Safety Standard for Packaging and Packaging-Related Converting Machinery).
Research opportunity
3.4.2 Investigate existing programs, either at group purchasing organizations (GPOs) or industries, to serve as models for integrating health and safety specifications into purchasing decisions.
In progress
3.4.3 Determine opportunities and mechanisms, including materials evaluation tools, to improve group purchasing organizations to include more PtD information to assist procurement professionals in identifying equipment and tools that incorporate PtD features.
In progress
3.4.4 Evaluate the Department of Defense Design Criteria Standard for Human Engineering MIL-STD-1472 as a potential model for the integration of health and safety (H&S) design requirements into purchasing standards.
In progress

Goal 3.3 Next Page:Goal 3.5

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