The Role of Architects in Slip, Trip, and Fall accidents: Bad Design or Careless Behavior?
Includes a Live Web Event on 10/10/2023 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
This session will address the role of the architect in designing safe paths of travel, and level changes that are ergonomically correct, and code compliant. The session will present the Florida Building Code, ADA, and IBC, (international building code) requirements for stairs, steps, ramps and level changes. Highlights will address the human factors of walking gait, and how level changes create the dynamics for falls. Examples will be given of design conditions that resulted in fall accidents and the audience can determine if it was an architectural defect, or someone just being clumsy.
Atlas Safety & Security Design Inc.,
Randy Atlas is America’s only architect / criminologist. Atlas received his Doctorate of Criminology from Florida State University, a Masters in Architecture from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree from University of South Florida. Atlas is president of Atlas Safety & Security Design Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is a registered architect in Florida, nationally accredited with National Council Architectural Registration Board (N.C.A.R.B.), and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Dr. Atlas is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) from the ASIS International, and past chairman of the ASIS Security Architecture and Engineering Council, and an appointed member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Premises Security Committee, which developed the new NFPA 730/ 731 premises security standards and guidelines. Atlas is a committee member of the American Society Of Testing Materials (ASTM) F33 on Corrections and Detention Facilities, and the ASTM E54 Homeland Security Committee. He is a member of the Florida Design Out Crime network, a Board member of the International CPTED Association (ICA), a member of the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners, and the International Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals, and member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants. Dr. Atlas is a nationally recognized trainer and author on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Atlas authored the book 21st Century Security and CPTED in 2008, and the new 2nd Edition in 2013. Atlas teaches an on-line E Learning CPTED Certified Practitioners course at www.cpted-security.com that is certified by the International CPTED Association. Atlas is certified as an advanced CPTED practitioner and trainer through ICA.