News and Updates:


Presentation by Mike Toole at the CPSA/AIHA PD Conference on April 3, 2014.

"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.

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.

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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