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NIOSH Prevention through Design Strategic Goals

Goal 2.0: Designers, engineers, machinery and equipment manufacturers, health and safety (H&S) professionals, business leaders, and workers understand PtD methods and apply this knowledge and skills to the design and re-design of new and existing facilities, processes, equipment, tools, and organization of work.

Intermediate Goal 2.3: Influence business leaders and administrators to include safety design education and experience in engineering and architecture position descriptions

Projects for Goal 2.3

Activity/Output Number Description Status
2.3.1 Identify the top 500 design/engineering firms in the U.S. Develop a message to influence these firms to include PtD principles in their designs.
Task completed
2.3.2 Identify and influence engineering firms recognized for their “sustainable design” activities to include PtD skills in their position descriptions.
Task completed
2.3.3 Raise PtD awareness with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).
Research opportunity
2.3.4 Develop a social marketing campaign demonstrating the value of integrating PtD principles into business management decisions by developing sector-specific social marketing messages about the value of preventing injuries, illnesses, fatalities, and exposures to the employees.
Research opportunity
2.3.5 Develop a dissemination plan for the social marketing messages that reaches businesses in each industrial sector.
Research opportunity
2.3.6 Develop a PtD message for the media through “Discoveries and Breakthroughs inside Science” (DBIS), focusing on the role of the engineer in reducing worker injuries, illnesses, and fatalities through design.
Research opportunity
2.3.7 Identify and influence business leaders on boards of directors or advisory boards of colleges of engineering by sharing information about PtD.
Research opportunity

Goal 2.2 Next Page:Goal 2.4

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