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Document ID (ISN)111234
CIS number 10-0767
Year 2010
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2011-121
Title Prevention through design: Plan for the National Initiative
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Nov. 2010. Internet document, PDF format, v, 44p. Illus. 32 ref.
Internet access DHHS_(NIOSH)_Publication_No.2011-121.pdf [in English]
Abstract In 2008, 5071 workers died in the United States from occupational injuries, 3.7 million suffered serious injuries and 187,400 became ill from work-related exposures. The estimated annual direct and indirect costs of occupational injury, disease, and death range from USD 128 billion to USD 155 billion. While the underlying causes vary, a recent study implicates design in 37% of job-related fatalities. Thus, to protect lives and livelihoods, stakeholders across all industrial sectors of the economy need a comprehensive collaborative programme for addressing worker safety and heath 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. This document explains the rationale of prevention through design, and presents the programme mission and the programme goals with respect to research, education, practice and policy, together with the specific aspects relevant to small businesses.
Descriptors (primary) USA; safety by design; cooperation; safety programmes; role of government
Descriptors (secondary) national organization; public OSH institutions
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Safety organization and training
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes