For a self-paced, guided learning experience
Duration: 1 hours
Prevention is better than cure. This quote applies well in a workplace situation to prevent incidents and accidents at the workplace. It is a common misconception that individuals working in hazardous environment alone are prone to injuries. However, this is not true.
Accidents and environmental hazards are a constant threat to life and health at any workplace. Employees should be aware of the potential hazards such as fire and electrical hazards, noise pollution and physical hazards related to work. In addition, it becomes equally important to learn about safety practices to prevent damage to health or life. Assessment of risks and hazards at workplace helps to determine safety measures and also enables employees to take appropriate action in the event of a crisis.
There are varying levels of hazard controls based on their effectiveness in managing a hazardous situation. Evaluation of different types of hazard control measures such as substitution, elimination and engineering controls will help employees to implement such practices to create a safe working environment for themselves.
This course will provide insights on controlling hazards through substitution, engineering, electric and administrative controls. This course is useful for every organization that works to spread awareness amongst its employees about hazardous work conditions, ways to control or eliminate such hazards and how employees can contribute to their own well-being.
Evaluation of different methods of hazard control will help employees to take effective action in the event of an accident. Here, in this course, as outlined below, we will discuss the varying levels of hazard controls and their role in creating workplace safety.
- Hazard Controls—An Overview
- Engineering Controls
- Electrical Controls
- Administrative Controls
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Explain substitution controls and its types
- Explain the types of engineering controls
- Explain the types of electrical controls
- Explain administrative controls and its types
This course is meant to benefit:
- Industrial workers including employees, contractors and management personnel prone to hazards in the form of accidents and health issues
- Employees and management personnel interested in learning more about workplace safety
- Social workers and common public interested in learning more about safety and health standards