Appendix 18 - Hierarchy of controls
Controlling exposures to occupational hazards, including the risk of infection, is the fundamental method of protecting staff and users of a facility/workplace.
The hierarchy of controls details the most to the least effective controls and is applied across a wide range of occupational settings to ensure staff and service user safety. It should also be used within health and care settings to prevent the transmission of infection.
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