Hierarchy of controls

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Hierarchy of controls

  1. 1. By Marlowe M. Chica THE HIERARCHY OF CONTROLS
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. ENGINEERING CONTROLS Enclosure or barriers to isolate source of hazard from workers e.g. ventilation systems, machine guarding, fume hoods, sound enclosures
  6. 6. ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS Changes/modifications in the work process / SOP’s Safety Signs, Safe Work Permits, Job Rotations, Rest Periods, Safety Procedures
  7. 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

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