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December 16, 2010
Design has a role in jobsite safety
OSU engineering professor John Gambatese has a few fairly simple techniques he says designers can use to reduce accidents, and he is looking for more.
By SAM BENNETT
Special to the Journal
Photos courtesy of Oregon State University
Cleaning and maintaining the top of this dome is a precarious job. Researchers at Oregon State University are promoting “prevention through design” to make such jobs safer for workers.
For John Gambatese, finding ways to make construction safer has been a career-long passion.
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