TJ Lyons is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) accredited by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). He is also a board-certified Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) accredited by the BCSP and a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certified by the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) by rigorous exam. He has over 36 years of experience in the safety field with the majority of his career working with two of the largest general construction contractors in the United States. Expert in the field of Prevention through Design (PtD), he appreciates the need to specifically planning for every task to remove what many consider acceptable hazards and engineer out the hazard during building design and the work itself. TJ’s approach relies heavily on conventional OSHA requirements coupled with national consensus standards, acceptable best practices and generally agreed upon industry approaches to construction work that exceed the OSHA regulations. He is an OSHA-Outreach instructor through Keene State University in New Hampshire where he and a colleague developed a two-day course specifically designed to provide instruction on the field and philosophy of incident Prevention through Design in construction. Prevention through Design is best defined as designing out or eliminating safety any health hazards associated with processes, structures, materials handling, equipment, tools, and/or work organization. (TJ Lyons talks Prevention through Design Defined YouTube 2018) This is now an ongoing two-day training (course #488) facilitated through Keene State University by the Regional OSHA Outreach Center.