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Hierarchy of Controls and Total Worker Health

Posted by Dede Montgomery
Jan 18, 2019

If you happen to join us for a presentation or discussion about Total Worker Health, you’ll most likely hear us mention the Hierarchy of Controls. Safety and Health Professionals are well-versed on this concept, as controlling exposures to occupational hazards is the fundamental method to protect workers. While traditionally, the Hierarchy of Controls has been used as a means to help determine how to implement effective and feasible control solutions, the concept has been refined and updated to better address all hazards recognized within the Total Worker Health Framework. The document, ...

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