Safety in Design and Construction: A Lifecycle Approach (SDC 2010)
|Event Date/Time: Feb 22, 2010||End Date/Time: Feb 26, 2010|
|Registration Date: Feb 21, 2010|
February 22â€“26, 2010 â€¢ Boston, MA
A goal of this program is to set a standard by which OSHA, NIOSH, and other industry leaders develop design for safety initiatives.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the construction industry has the highest number of both fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries in the U.S. This Harvard program outlines the factors that impact safety and will equip participants to identify and eliminate hazards at every phase of the project.
Safety in Design and Construction was developed using Design for Safety theories, which recommend that safety considerations be initiated early in the construction lifecycle, rather than at the construction phase of a project. This proactive approach results in a decrease in accidents and injuries.
This comprehensive Harvard program targets safety and pre-planning during every phase of a project. Beginning with the concept, through site planning, design, construction, and operation phases of a new facility, the program considers elimination of hazards to workers and mitigation of environmental compliance requirements. The program will cover accepted strategies and best practices related to every phase of construction.
The first step to improving your design and construction methods is to participate in Safety in Design and Construction. The management techniques and enhanced knowledge of standards and best practices gained during this program will translate into increased efficiency and profitability through decreased accidents and lower costs for your company, your customers, and facility operators.
Who should participate
Any professional involved in conceptualizing, designing, reviewing, constructing, or operating a facility will directly benefit from this program. Applicable job titles include, but are not limited to:
Architects and Engineers
Building Planners and Designers
Owner or Owner's Representatives
Property and Facility Managers
Superintendents and Construction Managers
Upon completion of this Harvard program, participants will be able to:
- Collaborate with other construction disciplines to identify environmental requirements and eliminate hazards to workers and occupants
- Use innovative approaches, including technology and resource management, to minimize risks associated with construction and facility operations
- Apply accepted strategies and best practices related to each phase of construction
- Participate in constructability analyses to identify risks and challenges and develop strategies to ensure worker safety
- Develop programs that will lead to implementation of these concepts in your organization
- Evaluate the safety and environmental impacts of decisions made during each phase of a project