Prevention through Design, or PtD, encompasses all the efforts to anticipate and design out hazards to workers in facilities, work methods and operations, processes, equipment, tools, products, new technologies, and the organization of work. The one-day PtD educational conference is March 18, 2020 at New York University in Brooklyn, NY.

Super Stud Building Products is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the Associated General Contractors New York State Chapter PtD conference in Brooklyn, New York. The educational summit will focus on a series lectures that encompass all things construction safety. 

One of the best ways to prevent and control occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities is to “design out” or minimize hazards and risks. NIOSH has led the national PtD initiative. PtD’s purpose is to promote this concept and highlight its importance in all business decisions. The focus of PtD is on workers who execute the designs or have to work with the products of the design. The initiative has been developed to support designing out hazards, the most reliable and effective type of prevention.

The goals of the AGC New York State program in March are to educate the architecture, engineering, and construction community on emerging safety management techniques where the safety of construction workers is explicitly considered during the design of a project. PtD is touted as the best example of social sustainability principals and an integrated lifecycle design during construction and operational maintenance over the life of the building. 

Super Stud Building Products has developed the most trusted interior framing stud and track system on the market that responds to the PtD initiative. One of the best examples of preventing injury is creating products that ‘design-out’ hazards and reduce injury or harm to end-users. The EDGETM drywall stud is the safest stud in the building industry as it incorporates a closed triangular lip along the length of the stud as well as a hemmed track for added safety. Drywall contractors, construction managers and owners all agree that not only does the EDGETM provide increased limiting heights and improved acoustical performance and sound isolation, but also impacts the bottom line of safer environments.

The U.S. Green Building Council published a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) PtD pilot credit for building certifications after four years of policy work with the NIOSH PtD and Construction programs. The pilot credit, developed by NIOSH, prompts the use of PtD methods to design out worker hazards for both the construction phase and operations and maintenance phase of a building’s life cycle. – NIOSH Prevention Through Design Initiative

Attending the PtD conference will shed light on practical approaches early in the design process that have the potential to eliminate hazards and dramatically reduce injuries. 


Event: Prevention Through Design (PtD) A Changing Mindset

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: 7:30am – 4:00pm 

Location: NYU, 370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201


About the AGC New York State

The Associated General Contractors of New York State is the leading voice of the building and heavy highway construction industry, representing contractors and related companies dedicated to the ideals of skill, integrity and responsibility. Membership in the AGC NYS provides organizations with the opportunity to participate in addressing and learning from all the issues and problems created by the complexity of New York State’s current and future current political, legal and regulatory environment. For 90 years, AGC NYS has delivered a variety of services and programs effectively organized to truly protect the interests of its members. Governed by a Board of Directors and supported by a complement of committees and task forces, the association is able to quickly adapt to meet the challenges confronting the entire membership and New York’s Construction Industry. To learn more visit


About Prevention Through Design

The mission of the Prevention through Design National initiative is to prevent or reduce occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities through the inclusion of prevention considerations in all designs that impact workers. The strategic plan establishes goals for the successful implementation of the PtD Plan for the National Initiative. This comprehensive approach, which includes worker health and safety in all aspects of design, redesign and retrofit, provides a vital framework for saving lives and preventing work-related injuries and illness is the roadmap. To learn more visit


About Super Stud Building Products

Since 1973, Super Stud Building Products, Inc., with its roots in the New York Tri-State area, has been a proud manufacturer of the building industry’s most diverse offerings of steel framing components and accessories for use in the construction of commercial, institutional and residential structures. With manufacturing plants in Edison, New Jersey and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Super Stud is a multi-regional steel framing and accessories manufacturer committed to quality products, unmatched service, competitive pricing and timely deliveries across the entire East Coast and beyond. Super Stud plays an active role in the steel framing industry, participating in the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the Association of Walls and Ceilings International (AWCI), ASTM International and the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA).