Control Measures

A Control Measure is an action aimed to eliminate a hazard or at least reduce the risk of exposure to an acceptable level.  The Hierarchy of Controls prioritizes control measures based on the premise that if the hazard you’ve identified can’t be eliminated then follow the Hierarchy of Controls to select the next-best control to mitigate the risk of an accident, incident, injury, or near-miss in the laboratory.  The following guidelines have been adopted from wording found on the “Control Measures” webpage of the American Chemical Society Committee on Chemical Safety.