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611 Supporting Prevention through Design (PtD) Solutions Using a Business Case


Summary: Despite the attention to ensuring the safety and health of workers through the application of prevention through design (PtD) concepts, too many promising control technologies (engineering design solutions)—those grounded in PtD—have not been transferred from research into practice. Although proof of preventing occupational injury, illness, or fatality alone has often driven industry to make changes, the lack of adoption of these effective solutions has clearly demonstrated that there were others reasons behind safety, health and environmental (SH&E) business decisions. The challenge for occupational safety and health professionals is to describe the value of SH&E efforts in terms that are understood and accepted within a business.


 

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