Prevention through Design

When:  Apr 25, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

Canon 1 of the NSPE's Code of Ethics states that the safety and health of the public is paramount. But does our duty to "the public" include individuals who will be implementing/constructing and maintaining our designs? Prevention through Design (PtD) is an emerging safety management innovation in which design engineers consider the safety of all individuals affected by their design from cradle to grave. This webinar will focus on the Prevention through Design (PtD) concept as it applies to building design and construction and discuss how Prevention through Design (PtD) is part of a Triple Bottom Line approach to sustainable development. The webinar will summarize the PtD concept, give examples from civil engineering and construction, summarize the practical safety and economic benefits that are driving clients to require PtD and OSHA and NIOSH to promote the Prevention through Design (PtD) concept, and provide practical tips for implementing Prevention through Design (PtD) within your firm without exposing your firm to excessive chance of litigation.

Learning objectives:

  • Define Prevention through Design (PtD)
  • Identify common examples of Prevention through Design (PtD) in building design and construction
  • Describe tools and processes that enable Prevention through Design (PtD)¬†
  • Discuss potential barriers to Prevention through Design (PtD)
  • Summarize steps in implementing Prevention through Design (PtD) in an organization

Number of PDHs: 1