Enhancing construction worker safety through a building’s design
The design of a building influences the safety hazards that are present during construction. Architects and engineers can help to improve construction worker safety by addressing safety in their designs.
SliDeRulE (Safety in Design Risk Evaluator) helps building designers assess the construction safety risk associated with their designs. Use SliDeRulE for buildings to:
- Determine the level of safety risk associated with an entire building, a specific building system, or each of the many design features within a building
- Compare prospective designs based on construction safety risk
- Learn about design features that increase and decrease the risk of injury
- Create building designs that minimize the risk of construction worker injury
By using SliDeRulE, hazards can be eliminated, safety risk reduced, and construction worker injuries and fatalities prevented.