ASSE is developing its own Technical Report/Standard titled "Prevention through Design: Addressing Occupational Risks in the Design and Redesign Processes." A review will be given of: the concepts and methods embodied in the Technical Report; its status within the approval process at ASSE; and how it provides guidance on implementing relative provisions in Z10 and BS OHSAS 18001, and for VPP certification. Comments will also be made on the operational benefits to be obtained by adopting Prevention through Design concepts. In addition, practical applications of Prevention through Design concepts and methods as utilized for a new nanotechnology research facility will be discussed.
Instructors: Fred A. Manuele, P.E., CSP, Hazards Limited, Arlington Heights, IL
John Weaver, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN