Prevention Through Design

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Prevention through Design—a new way of doing business: report on the National Initiative


Location and Dates


Title  Time  Description
Day 1
Welcome 1:00 – 1:10 Margaret Kitt, M.D., MPH, Deputy Director for Program, NIOSH
PtD: State of the National Initiative 1:10 – 1:45 Paul A. Schulte, PhD, Director, Education and Information Division, NIOSH
Keynote Address 1:45 – 2:30 Kelvin Genn, General Manager Safety and Wellness, Sinclair Knight Merz, Australia
Plenary Session 2:30 – 5:20
2:30 – 3:00 Michael Acott, President National Asphalt Pavement Association
3:00 – 3:30 William (Bill) Horsford, PhD, Project General Manager, Environmental and Safety Engineering, Toyota
Opening Session
3:30 – 3:45  Break
3:45 – 4:15 John Borowski, Director, Health Safety Security & Environment, WorleyParsons
4:15 – 4:45 Wayne S. Maynard, CSP, CPE, ALCM, Manager, Technical Services & Product Development, Liberty Mutual
4:45 – 5:15 Scott P. Schneider, CIH, Division Director, Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America
5:15 – 5:20 Overview of Day 2 Donna S. Heidel, PtD Coordinator, NIOSH
Reception/Poster Session 5:30 – 7:00
Title Time Description
Day 2
Research Issues 8:00 – 8:30 Effects of construction design and management regulations in the UK; PtD survey of UK and the UK experience
Alistair Gibb, PhD, Loughborough University
8:30 – 9:00 Findings from the overall PtD in the UK study and their application to the US
John Gambatese, PhD, Oregon State University
9:00 – 9:30 Structural collapses during construction: lessons learned 1990 – 2008
Mohammad Ayub, P.E., S.E., Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA
9:30 – 10:00 Design risk analysis and quantification
Matthew Hallowell, PhD, University of Colorado
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45 Benchmarking management practices related to PtD in the US
Steve Newell, Consultant, Mercer
10:45 – 11:15 A management systems approach for including PtD into capital projects and management of change
Frank Renshaw, PhD, CIH
11:15 – 12:00 Variability in business case methods associated with adopting PtD design solutions
Elyce Biddle, PtD, NIOSH
Lunch and Student Contest 12 noon – 1:30 Student PtD project competition presentations and awards
Research Issues (continued) 1:30 – 2:00 Improving the work life of workers in wine grape harvesting industry through PtD
Amy Wolfe, Executive Director at AgSafe
2:00 – 2:30 Designing out chemical hazards and risks in the absence of authoritative occupational exposure levels
Donna S. Heidel, CIH, NIOSH
2:30 – 3:00 Including occupational H&S considerations in alternatives assessment to identify chemical substitutes
Cal Baier-Anderson, Ph.D, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
3:00 – 3:15  Break
3:15 – 3:45 Alternatives and interventions in hospitals
Margaret Quinn, Sc.D., CIH, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Title  Time  Description
Session B
Education Issues 1:30 – 2:00 Inclusion of PtD into engineering textbooks
Atila Ertas, PhD, Texas Tech University
2:00 – 2:30 Inclusion of PtD into engineering education
Deborah Young-Corbett, PhD CIH CSP CHMM, Virginia Tech
2:30 – 3:00 Engineer 2020: Prevention through Design
James McGlothlin, PhD, Purdue University
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 3:45 Including PtD into the education of safety engineers
Martha Bidez, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
3:45 – 4:15 Including PtD into the accreditation of civil/construction engineering curricula
Joseph Fradella, MS, Oregon State University
4:15 – 4:45 Educating health and safety professionals in PtD
Georgi Popov, PhD, University of Central Missouri
4:45 – 5:00 Including PtD into undergraduate engineering courses
Donna S. Heidel, CIH, NIOSH
Title  Time  Description
Session C
Practice Issues 8:00 – 8:30 Owner involvement in PtD
Michael Toole, PhD, Bucknell University
8:30 – 9:00 PtD as a part of capital project design and execution from the project manager’s perspective
John Weaver, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University
9:00 – 9:30 PtD from the project and contractor’s perspective
Jimmie Hinze, PhD, University of Florida
9:30 – 10:00 Life cycle approaches to project design
Peter Furst, MBA, Registered Architect
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45 Costs/benefits of ergonomic interventions for small business
Dan MacLeod, CPE, Ergonomics Consultant
10:45 – 11:30 Buy Quiet/Quiet by Design
Beth Cooper, NASA
11:30 – 12 noon Ambulance re-design to reduce EMS injuries
Paul Moore, Division of Safety Research, NIOSH
Lunch and Student Contest 12 noon – 1:30 Student PtD project competition presentations and awards
Practice Issues 1:30 – 2:00 PtD current and future activities and challenges
Danezza Quintero, USDOL-OSHA
Gopal Menon, P.E., USDOL-OSHA
2:00 – 5:00
including break at
3:00 – 3:15

Making buildings safe to construct, operate and maintain
John Gambatese, PhD, Oregon State University; Moderator

  • Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF)-EPA Considerations
    Anjali Lamba, MPH, CIH, USEPA
  • Vegetative roofs
    Mike Behm, PhD, East Carolina University
  • Designing out the use of Ladders
    Thomas J. Lyons, Innovative Technical Solutions, Inc.
  • Sustainable construction safety and health rating system
    Sathy Rajendran, PhD
  • Incorporating OSH into LEED certification
    Mohamed Omar, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • A review of safety on four LEED projects
    Nicholas Tymvios, Oregon State University
  • PtD construction case studies
    Nicholas Tymvios, Oregon State University
Title  Time  Description
Day 3
Policy Issues 8:00 – 8:30 ASSE PtD technical report and standard
Fred Manuele, President, Hazards, Limited
8:30 – 8:45 ASSE PtD-related activities
Dave Heidorn, JD, American Society of Safety Engineers
8:45 – 9:00 AIHA PtD-related activities: Z-10
Kyle B. Dotson, Dotson Group, LLC Representing the AIHA ANSI Z-10 committee
9:00 – 9:20 AIHA PtD-related activities: business value and control banding
Mary Ann Latko, AIHA
9:20 – 9:50 Progress in impacting policy in workplace electrical safety
H. Landis (Lanny) Floyd II, PE, CSP, CMRP, Fellow IEEE, DuPont
9:50 – 10:00 Break
What’s next?
Challenges and Opportunities for the Future
10:00 – 12:00 Panel Discussion
  • Workplace violence prevention
    Daniel Hartley, PhD, NIOSH
  • Changing organization of work and the effect on safety and health of working people
    Nancy Lessin, United Steelworkers – Tony Mazzocchi Center for Health, Safety and Environmental Education
  • Worker involvement
    Stephen Gauthier, GE, IUE/CWA, Vice Chair, Region I VPP
  • New technology integration: nanotechnology
    Charles Geraci, PhD, NIOSH
  • Small business
    Georgi Popov, PhD, University of Central Missouri
  • AIHA perspective on challenges and opportunities
    Daniel H. Anna, PhD, CIH, CSP AIHA Secretary
  • Leveraging technology to design for safety in construction
    Jochen Teizer, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Closing Remarks Donna S. Heidel, NIOSH, PtD Coordinator

Sponsors: American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, Liberty Mutual, OSHA, Mercer (ORC WorldWide), Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

Page last reviewed: January 30, 2019