Prevention through Design Business Case Tool
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One of the most effective ways to reduce occupational risk is to avoid the introduction of hazards into the workplace. It is vitally important to manage workplace risks from the beginning stages of design throughout a system’s life span to decommission and disposal. The process of anticipating, identifying, assessing and controls hazards and their risks during design and throughout the life-cycle of a system is known as prevention through design (PtD). The primary purpose of the PtD process is to achieve and maintain an acceptable risk level by ‘designing in’ safety measures and avoiding or reducing hazards. However, its practice remains one of the most under-utilized aspects of occupational safety and health (OSH) risk management.