AIHce Indianapolis



PDC 106
Incorporating Prevention through Design Methods into the Design and Re-design Process - SOLD OUT

intermediate | 1.34 CM Points/ 8 Contact Hours/ 1.0 CEU/COC Point | Saturday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Limit: 50


Engineering, Management

This PDC will present NIOSH’s PtD National Initiative and the concept that designing out hazards is the most effective means of preventing occupational illnesses, injuries, and fatalities.

Prevention considerations in designs, incorporating PtD principles into an organization’s OHSMS, management of chang/linking the level of OHS review to the magnitude of change, and the stage gate approach of the Capital Project Process will be covered in detail and illustrated using examples throughout the PDC. OHS deliverables, tools and enables, design deliverables/equipment quotes, checklists and other hazard assessment techniques such as options for conducting project reviews will be discussed. The PDC will conclude with a case study and OHS design review workshop.

1–5 years experience in OHS and a basic understanding of PtD concepts.

Learning Aids:
Participants must bring a laptop.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain PtD methods, their value and effectiveness in eliminating and controlling workplace H&S hazards.
  • Describe how to incorporate PtD methods into EHS policies and management systems operational elements (Design Review and Management of Change).
  • Identify the Capital Project Process and OHS deliverables.
  • Explore a menu of OHS tools and enabling processes that support deliverables.
  • Apply hazard recognition skills and PtD solutions in a design review of a capital project in a manufacturing setting.


  • Overview of PtD methods and the National Initiative.
  • Integrating PtD into OHS Management System
  • EHS policy
  • Management of change
  • Design review
  • Role of management of change in PtD
  • Capital project process
  • Design deliverables
  • OHS deliverables
  • OHS tools and enabling processes
  • Participating in OHS design reviews
  • OHS design review workshop
  • Workshop critique, final questions, wrap-up

Transfer of Knowledge:
Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Practice exercises
  • Workshops
  • Group activities

The following instructors have disclosed significant financial interests or other relationships including grants, research support, employment, consulting, major stockholder, speakers bureau member, etc. with manufacturers/ providers of commercial products and services.

Frank Renshaw, PhD, CIH, CSP – Provides consulting services in environmental, health and safety including advice and assistance to clients in Prevention through Design methods for capital projects. He recently completed a NIOSH contract to develop management techniques and tools for incorporating PtD methods into the Design and Re-design Process.

Important PDC dates:

  • May 18 — E-handout download instructions are e-mailed.
  • June 1  — Contact the AIHA if you have not received your e-handout e-mail.
  • June 1  — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning open.
  • June 15-17 — AIHce 2012 PDCs are presented. Participants must bring a printed or electronic copy of their PDC handout.
  • August 31 — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning close.
  • August 27 Educational transcripts updated and available for download