Design and management of controls

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Introduction to a framework for the management of measures to control exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace

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Design and management of controls

  1. 1. Mike Slater
  2. 2. Many control measuresare badly designed andineffective at controllingexposure to hazardousagents at work
  3. 3. Controls, onceinstalled, are ofteninadequatelymaintained
  4. 4. In some casesworkers don’tuse thecontrolsproperly andmanagementdon’t enforcetheir use
  5. 5. Good management of the specification,design and use of controls is needed ifthey are going to be effective atcontrolling exposure
  6. 6. The following slides set out amanagement framework for the designand implementation of controls
  7. 7. Awareness Specification Design Installation Use
  8. 8. Awareness Specification These are the key steps in Design the management process. There are a number of more Implementation detailed elements for each of the steps Use
  9. 9. Awareness • Recognise risk exists Specification • Understand control principles Design • Understand control hierarchy Implementation • Understand “good practice” Use
  10. 10. Awareness • Evaluate exposure Specification • Identify sources Design • Apply hierarchy of control Implementation • Prepare specification Use
  11. 11. Awareness • Select potential suppliers Specification • Suppliers prepare designs and quotations Design • Review designs / quotations • Supplier selection Implementation • Prototype / trials ? Use
  12. 12. The employer and the supplier need to worktogether to develop successful control solutions
  13. 13. Awareness • Safe installation of engineering controls Specification • Commissioning Design • Verification of control Implementation • Provision of information by supplier Use • Training of users
  14. 14. Awareness • Correct use Specification • Supervision • Maintenance Design • Testing Implementation • Inspections Use • Monitoring and health surveillance • Audit and review
  15. 15. CreditsThis presentation contains public sectorinformation licensed under the OpenGovernment Licence v1.0
  16. 16. http://www.slideshare.net/mikeslatermike@diamondenv.co.ukhttp://diamondenv.wordpress.comTwitter: @diamondenvMike Slater
  17. 17. Mike Slater, Diamond Environmental Ltd. (mike@diamondenv.co.uk) This presentation is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike UK:International Licence

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