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NIOSH Prevention through Design Strategic Goals

Goal 4.0: Business leaders, labor, academics, government entities and standard-developing and setting organizations endorse a culture that includes PtD principles in all designs affecting workers.

Intermediate Goal 4.2: Integrate PtD requirements into new and existing standards, codes, regulations and guidelines

Projects for Goal 4.2

Activity/Output Number Description Status
4.2.1 Understand American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and the National Safety Council (NSC) positions on PtD. Inform the boards of these and other relevant non-governmental organizations (NGOs) about the goals of the National initiative. Gain confirmation from their boards that efforts to include PtD into new and existing standards, codes, and guidelines will be considered.
Task completed
4.2.2 Develop a list of existing health and safety or related standards to influence.
Task completed
4.2.3 Develop an overview of PtD goals that can be considered for inclusion into standards. Provide these goals to NGOs and other organizations whose members serve on standard development committees.
Task completed
4.2.4 Provide access to PtD informational sessions and printed material to groups or individuals serving on standard development committees.
Task completed
4.2.5 Provide PtD information to the Standards Engineering Society (SES).
Research opportunity
4.2.6 Develop model language for PtD goals that can serve as a tool for organizations or individuals that serve on standard developing committees. Assure model language is done in collaboration with ASSE, AIHA, NSC and other NGOs as well as industry trade associations such as the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and ORC WorldWide™. Include a review by product liability experts.
Task completed
4.2.7 Develop an “A” Level standard for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B11 TR7 on Designing for Safety and Lean Manufacturing.
Research opportunity
4.2.8 Review applicable Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) requirements to determine the opportunities to include PtD concepts into these requirements.
Research opportunity
4.2.9 Incorporate PtD principles into appropriate Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance topics.
In progress
4.2.10 Integrate PtD concepts and principles into management systems and consensus standards (from the NIOSH/PtD National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Research Project).
Integrating PtD into Management Systems/Consensus Standards

Task completed

Goal 4.1 Next Page:Goal 4.3

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