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NIOSH Released a New Resource for Workplace Design Solutions

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new resource for Workplace Design Solutions, Preventing Falls from Heights through the Design of Embedded Safety Features, http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2014-124/. This 4-page easy-to-understand document provides recommendations that building owners and designers can use to incorporate fall prevention features into buildings during retrofits, renovations or new construction.

Falls to a lower level during construction and maintenance are a frequent cause of worker death and injury. One approach to minimizing fall hazards is to install permanently embedded features into buildings and structures that minimize fall hazards and foster use of fall prevention equipment. This is a Prevention through Design approach, http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/PTD/

This Workplace Designs Solutions is a joint product of NIOSH’s Traumatic Injury, Construction, and Prevention through Design programs.

CDC – Prevention through Design – NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic

NIOSH leads a national initiative called Prevention through Design (PtD).

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