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To control hazards in your workplace you need to identify and understand those hazards. Your first priority should always be to eliminate the hazards. If the hazards can't be eliminated, try finding safer ways to carry out those tasks by substituting less harmful substances or changing the work environment through engineering controls. Also consider changing how work activities are organized and performed. For example, reduce the time workers are exposed to a hazard by rotating them to another task.
Personal Protective Equipment Information Sheets - Hazard control (HTML)
Describes the types of controls (in order from most to least effective) that must be considered before a worker is required to wear PPE.
Safety smarts for business, Part II (PDF 98 KB)
Article describing how to assess hazards for risk and how you can eliminate or control hazards to prevent injuries. WorkSafe Magazine, November/December 2002
Hazard control (HTML)
Information presented in a question-and-answer format to help employers, employees, health and safety committees, and others develop healthy and safe workplaces.
Source: CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
Head and shoulders campaign (HTML)
This campaign focuses on increasing awareness to potential hazards at work.
Source: SAFE Work, Manitoba
Personal protective equipment program (PDF 780 KB)
This publication provides information on how to do a hazard analysis.
Source: Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation
Controlling OHS hazards and risks
This guide will help you understand what to look for, and will explain what you need to do to make your workplace safe.
Source: WorkSafe, Victoria, Australia