Strategic Focus: Incorporating Technology Into The Hierarchy Of Controls
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This report provides corporate EHS managers with insight for incorporating EHS technology into the hierarchy of controls for worker safety. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that, in the US alone, there are approximately three million workplace injuries each year. Emerging EHS technology is providing firms with means of preventing injuries through hazard management. This report considers how new technology is empowering the traditional hierarchy of controls and addresses how firms can best utilize emerging technologies in the hierarchy to more effectively manage hazards. The report concludes with three scenarios describing how firms can derive value when utilizing the hierarchy of controls in conjunction with various EHS technologies.
Table of contentsUtilizing Technology Following The Hierarchy Of Controls To Reduce EHS Risk
Hierarchy Of Controls Provides Multi-Faceted Approach To Risk Management
Emerging EHS Technologies Breathe New Life Into Hazard Controls
Firms Can Utilize Hierarchy Of Controls To Set Technology Adoption Strategies
Table of figuresFigure 1. The Hierarchy Of Controls
Figure 2. Examples Of Technology Within Each Hierarchy Level
Figure 3. Three Scenarios Of Hierarchy of Control Adoption Defined By (A) People, (B) Processes And (C) Technology