3148.0 Joint OHS/ENV: Blue/Green #2 -Green Buildings, Good Jobs: Health and Safety for Workers and Residents

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM
This session introduces the concept of safe constructability, a corollary of environmentally friendly design, that focuses on building features that make work safer for the workforce constructing (and in the future, repairing) buildings. The presentations will provide an overview of green design from the points of view of residents, environmental protection features, and workers, providing an opportunity for discussion of the convergence of environmental and labor concerns. This session is the second of three 'Blue/Green' offerings by the OSH section at the 2009 annual meeting.
Session Objectives: Describe what designing for safe constructability means, both for building residents and for workers. Explain how designing for worker safety is a natural fit with 'green' design. Describe challenges to worker health and safety that may be introduced by new green building practices, and some approaches to solving these problems.

11:15 AM

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Organized by: Occupational Health and Safety
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)