News and Updates:


PtD has been added to the LEED rating system!

The American Society of Civil Engineers sponsored a student essay contest on PtD. Click here to download the winning essay by Chris Unzicker at the University of Evansville.

Consider attending a CIB W099 conference on PtD: International Health and Safety Conference: Benefitting Workers and Society through Inherently Safe(r) Construction 10th - 11th September 2015, Jordanstown Campus, Northern Ireland.

Here's a new online course on PtD offered by East Carolina University that allows participants to earn CEUs.

PtD was one of the presentations at the Steel Erectors Association of America Annual Conference on May 24.

An ANSI A10 Prevention through Design Workgroup has been formed, with the goal of producing a PtD in Construction Technical Report. The workgroup is being chaired by Mike McCullion at SMACNA.

NIOSH released a report on the State of the National (NIOSH) Initiative on Prevention through Design

"Means and methods" continue to be misunderstood. Read why PtD does not conflict with typical contractual references to means and methods.

Read actions that owner organizations should take to effectively implement DfCS on their projects (revised Jan. 2014).

Researchers at Oregon State University have created a tool to "Determine the level of safety risk associated with an entire building, a specific building system, or each of the many design features within a building.


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