August 9, 2023

Lawrence, Kansas

Prevention through Design Workshop 2023

In conjunction with the 2023 Construction Safety Conference

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Jonathan A.Bach, PE, CSP, CIH

Safety Engineer


Bob Moser, PE,CSP,RA

Manager of Health & Safety by Design


Marty Rouse, CSP, CHST, STS-C

VP Safety

Rosendin Electric

Registration Information will be provided shortly.

Continuing the Journey – Proven Strategies for Design & Execution

As part of the NIOSH-funded Prevention through Design (PtD) initiative, the fourth annual workshop on PtD will focus on regulation and proven strategies. The workshop will shed light on drivers and practices that have a proven positive impact on worker safety and project efficiency while propelling the momentum of the PtD journey forward. To this end, outstanding keynote speakers from academia and industry will share their vision, knowledge, and experiences with the attendees. During the workshop, participants will explore the need and implications of PtD legislation during breakout sessions facilitated by PtD experts, coupled with ample networking opportunities. Thus, the 2023 PtD workshop will continue the discourse from previous workshops, building on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of PtD, and moving towards tangible recommendations for action. Through sharing novel research, proven strategies, and successful case studies, the workshop aspires to drive a deeper understanding and broader implementation of PtD principles, with the ultimate goal of reducing construction-related accidents, morbidity, and fatalities.

The 2023 PtD workshop is a high-value platform for industry professionals and academics to engage in vital PtD discussions. Its overarching goal is to harmonize research, practice, and education, fostering the incorporation of PtD into US college programs and thereby promoting safer construction environments across the board.

NIOSH-award #1 R13OH011707-01-00


7:30-8:00 Gather and Check-in 
  Light refreshments, coffee
8:00-8:10 Welcome and introduction
  Dr. David Grau (Arizona State University)
  Legislation & Regulation
8:10-8:40 Jonathan A.Bach, CDC/NIOSH
8:40-9:00 Q&A 
9:25-9:45 Q&A 
9:45-10:05 Networking Break
10:05-11:30 Facilitated Breakout – positive and negative of legislation
11:30-12:30 Networking Lunch
  PtD from an Owner Perspective

Bob Moser, PE, CSP, RA (Jacobs)

13:00-13:20 Q&A 
  Industry Perspective
13:50-14:10 Q&A 
14:10-15:30 Facilitated Breakout – Challenges impeding progress and requirements for advancement
15:30-15:50 Networking Break
13:50-16:00 Summary and Wrapup, Path Forward


David Grau, Ph.D., PE

Thomas Czerniawski Ph.D.