New NIOSH Document Chronicles PtD Initiatives

The report shows how Prevention through Design, which is linked to the National Occupational Research Agenda, is being broadly disseminated.

"Prevention through Design: Plan for the National Initiative" is a report posted recently by NIOSH that lists the various PtD goals and plans and shows how ambitious this program is.

From incorporating PtD into certification exams for safety professionals, industrial hygienists, and environmental professionals, to possibly developing the PtD equivalent of the Energy Star designation, to working with Mercer-owned ORC Worldwide to assess the usefulness of PtD to Fortune 500 companies and then publishing the information in leading business journals such as Forbes and Harvard Business Review, to using PtD principles in guidelines for safe handling of engineered nanoparticles, the program seeks acceptance and use of PtD concepts throughout U.S. industry.

The agency's online page linking to the report explains it this way: "[S]takeholders across all industrial sectors of the economy need a comprehensive approach for addressing worker health and safety issues by eliminating hazards and minimizing risks to workers throughout the life cycle of work premises, tools, equipment, machinery, substances, and work processes, including their construction, manufacture, use, maintenance, and ultimate disposal or re-use."

The report also shows how thoroughly the PtD approach is woven into the National Occupational Research Agenda.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - April 2019

    April 2019

    Featuring:

    • ELECTRICAL SAFETY
      Taking the Guesswork Out of De-Energizing Industrial Equipment 
    • VISION PROTECTION
      Four Simple and Effective Ways to Avoid Digital Eye Strain
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      PPE the Automotive Industry Needs to Invest In
    • FIRE SAFETY
      Eliminate 10 Fire Hazards That May Be in Plain Sight
    View This Issue