The Hierarchy of Controls

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The idea behind this hierarchy is that the control methods at the top of graphic are potentially more effective and protective than those at the bottom. Following this hierarchy normally leads to the implementation of inherently safer systems, where the risk of illness or injury has been substantially reduced.

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(0:00) Intro
(0:16) Focusing on Individuals Rarely Fixes Health & Safety
(0:42) Overall Summary of Controls
(1:02) Elimination
(1:31) Substitution
(1:44) Engineering Control
(2:00) Administrative Controls
(2:44) PPE
(3:46) Thinking about Exposures
(5:02) Outro
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