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What is Hierarchy of Controls?

I recently had the following question e-mailed to me – “What is the “Hierarchy of Controls” [referenced in section 4.3.1 of OHSAS 18001:2007] and how do I address it in the hazard control & risk assessment procedure?”
The “hierarchy of controls” is a protocol that you use when deciding what kind of control measures you are going to use to address a particular OH&S hazard.  The rationale underlying the “hierarchy of controls” is that an organization should use more reliable control measures rather than measures that are more likely to fail. 

March 23, 2009 | 0 Comments More