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Submit a nomination for this year’s Prevention through Design Award


Washington — NIOSH is accepting nominations until March 4 for its Prevention through Design Award.

Prevention through Design, or PtD, seeks to protect workers by limiting risks and reducing hazards as soon as possible during the work process – specifically in the design phase.

The award honors individuals, teams, businesses and other organizations that have “eliminated or reduced hazards through design or redesign efforts or have contributed to the body of knowledge that enables PtD solutions.” It’s presented in partnership with the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Society of Safety Professionals.

Questions nominees may address in their application include:

  • What problem were you solving?
  • What’s the improved design or process and how does it work?
  • What health and safety benefits have been realized or are expected?
  • In what ways does your solution – or mix of solutions – move hazard controls further up the Hierarchy of Controls?
  • How did you identify hazards, assess risk, assess alternatives and decide on solutions?

To submit a nomination, email and include in the subject line “PtD Award Nomination.”

McCraren Compliance offers many opportunities in safety training to help circumvent accidents. Please take a moment to visit our calendar of classes to see what we can do to help your safety measures from training to consulting.

Original article published by Safety+Health an NSC publication