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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design
The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design

Clive Edwards (Editor-in-chief), Harriet Atkinson

Harriet Atkinson is a historian and Research Fellow based at the Royal College of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, Dipti Bhagat, Sarah Kettley, Sorcha O’Brien

Sorcha O’Brien teaches Design History and Theory to Product and Furniture Design students in Kingston University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, David Raizman and Anne-Marie Willis

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Clive Edwards (Editor-in-chief), Harriet Atkinson, Dipti Bhagat, Sarah Kettley, Sorcha O’Brien, David Raizman and Anne-Marie Willis (Subject editors)

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Encyclopedia Article

The Design Industry:

Evaluation, Hazard Analysis

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Health and Safety Design

DOI: 10.5040/9781472596161-BED-H018
Page Range: 137

Health and safety design is the deliberate formulation of tools, environments, social relations, and signage in order to mitigate hazards and improve well-being. The intended effect can be firsthand (airplane seatbelt reminders), secondhand (postsurgical checklists), or beyond (power plant surge alarms). This is a broad field, combining aspects of conventional design with ergonomics, industrial hygiene, human factors, and applied psychology.

See also Behavioral Sciences; Cognitive Psychology; Ergonomics; Public Sector Design; Responsibility; Safety Design; Service Design.