Risk control measures

RISK Control measures

Once hazards have been identified and risks assessed, risk control measures can be implemented to control or eliminate those risks. Examples of risk control measures might include:

  • Engineering controls, such as designing machinery or equipment to minimize the risk of injury
  • Administrative controls, such as implementing safe work procedures or providing training to employees
  • Personal protective equipment, such as gloves or respirators, to protect employees from exposure to hazards

For example, if a risk assessment determines that there is a risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace, risk control measures might include providing personal protective equipment such as gloves and respirators, implementing safe work procedures to minimize exposure, and providing training to employees on the safe handling and use of those chemicals.