Presentation Title
Prevention Through Design (PTD)
About the Presentation

Prevention through Design (PtD) is an emerging safety management innovation in which design professionals consider the safety of all individuals affected by their design from cradle to grave, including construction and maintenance.  PtD is part of a Triple Bottom Line approach to sustainable development that requires integrated design and construction.  The presentation will summarize the PtD concept, give examples, summarize the practical safety and economic benefits that are driving nations around the globe to require PtD, capital project owners to require PtD on their projects, and OSHA and NIOSH to promote the PtD concept.  Practical tips for implementing PtD within your firm and/or on your project will be given.

The Presenter
T. Michael Toole, PhD, PE, F.ASCE, Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Toledo
Presenter Biography

Mike Toole is the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo, a large public research university with over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Dr. Toole was previously an Associate Dean of Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Bucknell University.  He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and his M.S. in Civil Engineering and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Dr. Toole is a professional civil engineer, a member of the Order of the Engineer, and a Fellow within the American Society of Civil Engineers.  He initiated and maintains  His professional employment includes serving as a Company Commander in a Seabee Battalion and Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction with the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, serving as the Purchasing and Construction Services Manager with a publicly traded homebuilder, and as a Vice President with a multidisciplinary engineering firm that specialized in forensics engineering.