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Please join a joint meeting with the Western Lake Erie Chapter of PMI (Project Management Institute) on Tuesday, September 11th  We are pleased to have Dr. T.  Michael Toole present on the topic of Prevention through Design, which is an emerging safety management technique to achieve project goals relating safety and health.

A light dinner will be provided.

PRESENTATION TOPIC: “Prevention through Design”

SPEAKER:  Dr. T. Michael Toole, PE, Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Toledo

WHEN: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (6pm - 8pm)

WHERE: 1610 N. Westwood Ave., Toledo, OH 43607 -  University of Toledo, Thomas and Elizabeth Brady Engineering Innovation Center inside the Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex

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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 workers.  PtD is part of a Triple Bottom Line approach to sustainable development that requires integrated design and construction to achieve project goals.  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.


  1. Michael Toole became the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Toledo on August 1, 2017.  He came to UT after spending 18 years at Bucknell University, including as an Associate Dean of Engineering, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Director of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program, and the Director of the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management.  Mike received his B.S. from Bucknell and his Masters and Ph.D. from M.I.T.  A professional civil engineer registered in Pennsylvania and a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers, he initiated and maintains [].  His professional employment includes serving five years of active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, management positions with a publicly traded homebuilder and a multidisciplinary engineering firm, and co-founding three startups.  He has published on construction safety (especially designing for construction safety), construction innovation, and project management.