News and Updates:
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.
The 2012 annual meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) included a session entitled “Prevention through Design: Construction Safety.” The presentation files from this session can be downloaded from the Resources tab (see tabs at the top of this page).
A national standard on PtD has been approved. ANSI/ASSE Z590.3-2111 (Prevention Through Design: Guidelines for Addressing Occupational Hazards and Risks in Design and Redesign Processes) was approved in October and goes into effect in January 2012.
NIOSH held a successful Prevention through Design Symposium in Washington, DC on August 22-24, 2011. Over 150 participants attended and experienced the earthquake from fairly near the epicenter! Presentation files can be downloaded from the ASEE site.
PtD-related Linked In groups include the Safety in Design group (which contains many helpful links and files) and the ANSI/ASSE SH&E Standards Information Center.
Researchers and practitioners have created The Sustainable Construction Safety and Health (SCSH) rating system to evaluate construction worker safety and health on construction projects.
Engineering News Record's lead editorial focused on a paper that chronicled resistance against PtD and mentioned the SCSH rating system.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information.
Researchers at Bucknell University and Oregon State University have identified actions that owner organizations should take to effectively implement DfCS on their projects.
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