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Hierarchy of Controls

The Hierarchy of Controls

Strategy for safety singles out hazards before work starts
The Hierarchy of Controls helps safety professionals identify and mitigate exposures to on-the-job hazards. “You can’t eliminate every hazard, but the closer you can get to the top, the closer you can reach that ideal and make people healthier and safer,” one expert says.
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7 common workplace safety hazards
Watch and read: 7 common workplace safety hazards

7 common workplace safety hazards

National Safety Council consultants identify what they see repeatedly when auditing worksites
Members of the National Safety Council Consulting Services Group travel across the country – and the world – to visit worksites and conduct safety audits. They share with Safety+Health seven hazards they frequently spot, and offer advice on preventing them.
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near misses
WHAT IS A NEAR MISS?

Reporting near misses

Why are they important, and how can safety pros get employees involved?
Observing and abating hazards before someone gets hurt is vital to ensuring worker safety, and a near-miss program can help. Learn what near misses are, how they work, and how to collect reports on them.
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