To prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace, an organization needs to exam the hazards associated with different tasks, processes or equipment. Adopting a prevention through design (PTD) approach can guide your efforts to design out hazards before those tasks, processes or equipment are implemented. This week’s Safety News You Need highlights PTD resources that can help you create safer workplaces by mitigating or eliminating hazards before they occur.
- PTD has implications across all workplaces and industries. These resources can help familiarize your workforce with PTD concepts and how to apply them at work. Read more
- The more that building designers know about the impact of design on safety and health, the better prepared they will be to mitigate or eliminate those hazards. This IOSH guide can help improve designers’ knowledge of the impact of safety and health hazards and their role in eliminating them. Learn more
- Construction work presents many unique safety and health hazards. These design tools offer insight into how you can address many of them during the design phase. Read more
- Falls from height are a leading cause of workplace injuries and fatalities. Learn PTD methods and safety features you can implement at your work sites to better protect workers operating at heights. Learn more
Prevention Through Design Courses
ASSP TR-A10.100-2018 Technical Report: Prevention through Design - A Life Cycle Approach to Safety and Health in the Construction Industry
ANSI/ASSP Z590.3-2011(R2016) Prevention through Design Guidelines for Addressing Occupational Hazards and Risks in Design and Redesign Processes