Course on “Prevention through Design: Protecting Human Capital and Avoiding Environmental Impacts”

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Dr. Clinton of E3 Strategic Partners and Dr. Pamela Heckel of NIOSH will discuss how to integrate “Prevention through Design” into your project design and capital budget process.
Description:
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is leading the Prevention through Design (PtD) Initiative. PtD is the optimal method of preventing occupational illnesses, injuries, and fatalities by designing out the hazards and risks, thereby reducing the need to control them during work operations.  A PtD approach also avoids environmental, health and safety impacts by preventing incidents, including chemical releases.
PtD includes design of work premises, structures, tools, facilities, equipment, machinery, products, substances, work processes and the organization of work.  The PtD vision involves:
• Enhancing the work environment through the inclusion of prevention principles in all designs that impact workers, and
• Eliminating hazards and controlling risks to workers “at the source” or as early as possible in the life cycle of items or workplaces.
This course focuses on the Capital Project Process, beginning with a Company Safety and Health Policy Statement.  Participants will become familiar with PtD activities that occur at each stage of the design process. This includes sustainable design decisions to enhance indoor air quality and to optimize operations and maintenance practices. Implementation of hazard control strategies can result in faster time to market, improved operational efficiency, improved employee morale, decreased employee absenteeism and turnover, higher product quality, and increased market share.

To register see http://ace2013.awma.org/professional-development-courses/
Early-bird Rate (before May 22): $275 for A&WMA members, $475 for non-members




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