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Hierarchy of controls

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  • 1. By Marlowe M. Chica THE HIERARCHY OF CONTROLS
  • 2. When determining controls, or considering changes to existing controls, consideration shall be given to reducing the risks according to the following hierarchy: OHSAS 18001:2007
  • 3. Removal of a machine/equipment or a process or part of a process to eliminate the hazard e.g. Outsourcing of a process to a third party company/supplier/service provider ELIMINATION
  • 4. SUBSTITUTION Substitute a less hazardous material or reduce the system energy e.g. lower the force, amperage, pressure, temperature, etc. e.g. use of water based paint instead of solvent-based e.g. Mercury free medical instruments
  • 5. ENGINEERING CONTROLS Enclosure or barriers to isolate source of hazard from workers e.g. ventilation systems, machine guarding, fume hoods, sound enclosures
  • 6. ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS Changes/modifications in the work process / SOP’s Safety Signs, Safe Work Permits, Job Rotations, Rest Periods, Safety Procedures
  • 7. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT Specialized clothing or equipment worn by employees for protection against health and safety hazards e.g. ear plugs, face masks, respirator masks, goggles, safety shoes, hard hats