News and Updates:


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.

Several reports and presentation files have been added to the Resources tab (July 7, 2014).

NIOSH Rolls-out New Web Resources to Support Buy Quiet Programs

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

Slide deck used by Mike Toole at the COAA Ohio Fall Conference (7 megabytes so be patient)

"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.

A free American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved course, “Overview of Construction Prevention through Design” is being offered by East Carolina University through a grant from the Virginia Tech Occupational Safety and Health Research Center. Email Mike Behm,, for information.


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