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Prevention Through Design (Z590.3)

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Prevention through design addresses efforts during the design or redesign process to eliminate or reduce hazards that cause worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

What Is the Prevention Through Design Standard

The ANSI/ASSP Z590.3 standard helps safety professionals and their employers incorporate prevention through design concepts into decision-making related to the design and redesign of work premises, tools, equipment, machinery, substances and work processes.

Prevention_Through_DesignWhy Use the Prevention Through Design Standard

Safety professionals can use this standard to conduct a life-cycle assessment and develop a design model that balances occupational safety and health goals over the lifespan of a facility, process or product.

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