Reducing Fall Hazard Risk: Apply Prevention through Design

Fall protection is a complex and challenging safety issue. When addressed well, workers at height—who perform the tasks that keep our businesses and communities running—are able to go home safely each day. Over my more than 25 years of providing fall protection consulting to folks around the world, including performing fall hazard risk assessments and […]

New LEED Credit Connects Safety and Sustainability

As we have experienced sustainability transition from an uncommon, specialty concern into a widely accepted expectation for design and construction, LJB’s safety professionals have often wondered, “How can something be considered sustainable if saving human lives isn’t considered?” With the introduction of “Prevention through Design,” to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot […]

Getting Started with Prevention through Design

When it comes to health and home maintenance, many professionals say that prevention is the best protection. The same rings true in the safety field, where preventing hazards is better than employing solutions to mitigate them. In the safety industry this concept is called Prevention Through Design (PtD), where safety measures are addressed early in […]

Prevention Through Design standard puts safety first

When LJB first got into the fall protection business almost 20 years ago, we focused our efforts—and even our business name—around the concept of Safety by Design.  Specifically, we challenged organizations to incorporate safety early in the design of new structures and processes. We are excited to see that the American National Standards Institute has […]