08/03/2015

Risk prevention from the design stage of new technologies and processes

The EU 2020 strategic goal of sustainable growth means building a resource
efficient, sustainable and competitive economy. This includes developing new
processes and technologies, including green and blue technologies to improve
resource and energy efficiency. If Europe is to achieve its smart and
sustainable growth goals set in the Europe 2020 strategy, it must, however,
first invest in research. A greater capacity for research and development will
assist in achieving innovation across all sectors of the economy, and this,
combined with increased resource efficiency, will improve competitiveness and
foster job creation.

‘Prevention through Design' (PtD) is a concept that addresses OSH issues early
in the design process so as to prevent or minimize work-related hazards and
risks associated with the construction, manufacture, use, maintenance and
disposal of facilities, materials and equipment. The position paper produced in
cooperation with PEROSH ‘Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies:
Prevention through Design' is now available.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work