Prevention through Design: Guidelines for Addressing Occupational Hazards and Risks in Design and Redesign Processes

The issue of Prevention Through Design (PTD) is in the spotlight, with more and more SH&E professionals demanding additional focus be placed on the engineering and technical aspects of a safe design. 

ASSE has been a leader on this issue and recently finalized the ANSI/ASSE Z590.3-2011 American National Standard:  "Prevention through Design Guidelines for Addressing Occupational Hazards and Risks in Design and Redesign Processes." 

Now you can learn more about the scope of this important new standard, as well as about real-world examples of its application from two industry leaders instrumental in its development, Bruce Main, President of Design Safety Engineering and Dr. Paul Schulte from NIOSH.


  • An electronic copy of the newly approved ANSI/ASSE Z590.3 Standard.
  • The original ANSI/ASSE PTD Tech Report, which is the base document the standard was originally developed from.
  • A collection of articles and materials related to PTD.
  • The knowledge and background of cutting edge speakers with PTD expertise. 
  • Webcast with 30 day access to archived recording for ANYTIME/ANYWHERE viewing  
  • Slides from the session  
  • 0.2 CEUs

This virtual class will take place on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 from 11am-12:30pm Central Time.

Webinar Pricing

  • Member Price $95.00  
  • AIHA/ACHMM $105.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code for a $10.00 discount: AIHA1911 You may register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code.")  
  • List Price $115.00

The link below will take you to an ASSE Tech Brief about the standard. 

ASSE Tech Brief

Not interested in the webinar? You can order the standard alone via this website:

Click here to order the standard only

Speaker Information

Bruce Main, PE, CSP:  Bruce was a key member of the Z590.3 Team and addressed most of the technical and engineering comments and issues.  Bruce is the president of Design Safety Engineering, Inc., and he has significant experience with PTD.  He is in the unique position to address the standard, PTD, and implementation strategies.  In terms of PTD expertise, it is difficult to find a more high-caliber speaker.

Paul Schulte, PhD, Director, Education and Information Division, NIOSH: Dr. Schulte was one of a core group at NIOSH who put together the Agency's comments and views on ways to improve the final version of the Z590.3 Standard.  Dr. Schulte has overall responsibilities for PTD with NIOSH, and he can speak to both the standard and how PTD is viewed as a key concept by NIOSH for SH&E improvement.

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