Prevention Through Design: Plan for the National Initiative

Prevention Through Design: Plan for the National Initiative

by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     
 

In 2008, among U.S. workers, 5,071 died from occupational injuries, 3.7 million suffered serious injuries, and 187,400 became ill from work-related exposures [BLS 2008]. The estimated annual direct and indirect costs of occupational injury, disease, and death range from $128 billion to $155 billion [Schulte 2005]. While the underlying causes vary, a recent study… See more details below

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In 2008, among U.S. workers, 5,071 died from occupational injuries, 3.7 million suffered serious injuries, and 187,400 became ill from work-related exposures [BLS 2008]. The estimated annual direct and indirect costs of occupational injury, disease, and death range from $128 billion to $155 billion [Schulte 2005]. While the underlying causes vary, a recent study implicates design in 37% of job-related fatalities [Driscoll et al. 2008]. Thus, to protect lives and livelihoods, stakeholders across all industrial sectors of the economy need a comprehensive approach for addressing worker health and safety 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 is a plan for the nation and will focus on specific goals and activities in areas of research, education, practice, policy, and small business. NIOSH will continue to seek partners to implement this plan. By having specific goals and activities, the national effort can be focused to more effectively protect workers from occupational injury and disease. Collectively, achieving these goals will influence the change in culture that is necessary to include PtD principles in all designs affecting workers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013062849
Publisher:
1001 Property Solutions LLC
Publication date:
09/01/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
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