Physician Practice

Taking 'control' of your lab safety situation

Medical Environment Update, January 1, 2018

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The well-established “Hierarchy of Controls” is a system used to eliminate or reduce hazards in the workplace. Regardless of whether you’ve heard the term, if you work in the laboratory, you’ve been an active participant in this system of safety. The purpose of the hierarchy is to protect employees who work in hazardous areas (like labs) by implementing multiple levels of precautions. If you pay attention to its order, however, you might be surprised by the different levels of protection you use every day.

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