Oregon OSHA Construction Depot

Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

October 21, 2013

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New website helps architects and engineers assess safety risks

SliDeRulE

Are you an architect or an engineer who needs to assess the safety risk associated with a building design? Well, now there’s a new website that can help you.

The website, called SliDeRulE (Safety in Design Risk Evaluator), is intended to be used during a building’s design phase and was developed at Oregon State University with funding in part from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

The site’s online risk evaluator can help you determine the safety risk associated with an entire building, a building system, or a design feature within the building. You can also compare designs and learn how a building’s design features increase or decrease injury risks.

For more information, check out SliDeRulE at www.constructionsliderule.org.

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But remember: the information in this newsletter is intended to highlight safe work practices, but it does not replace Oregon OSHA workplace safety and health rules.

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