Last week, NIOSH released three new education modules for use by educators to disseminate the Prevention through Design (PtD) concept within undergraduate engineering curricula. The modules focus on hazards associated with mechanical and electrical systems in facilities, the construction of reinforced concrete, and the construction of structural steel elements. According to NIOSH, each module outlines the motivations for PtD and encourages the inclusion of worker health and safety considerations early in the design process. Each module includes an instructor's manual and PowerPoint slides.
The modules, which are available on NIOSH's website, cover the following topics:
Electrical hazards, National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) goals for working with electricity, and case studies to demonstrate effective PtD solutions for fall protection and mechanical-electrical systems safety.
Learn more about PtD on NIOSH's website.