workers safety and health
From Most Effective to Least Effective
1. Elimination or Substitution
2. Engineering Controls
4. Training and Administrative Controls
5. Personal Protective Equipment
In simplest terms the idea is to redesign the workplace to fit the needs of workers. Training workers and providing personal protective equipment is, unfortunately, necessary but to create a truly safe and healthy workplace requires substituting dangerous chemicals for less harmful ones, designing workstations to cause less harm to workers, and making the health and safety of the workplace and the environment primary concerns in workplace design.