The hierarchy of controls is a method of controlling hazards, beginning with the most effective and ending with the least effective way to avoid a dangerous situation.
Physically removing the hazard is always the safest way to avoid it.
If you cannot remove the hazard altogether, try replacing it with something safer.
Isolate people from hazard.
Change the way people work.
Personal Protective Equipment
Protect the worker with PPE.
Remember, the closer you can stay to the top of the hierarchy, the better.
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