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9. Risk Control

Once occupational health, occupational safety, process safety, security and environmental risks have been identified, a hierarchy of controls should be in place to manage the risks. Engineering/design controls are the first choice to eliminate risks where possible. Administrative controls including procedures, rules, work permits and warning signs are the next choice to mitigate risk. Personal and environmental protective equipment are the last line of defence.  Materials and products should be effectively identified, labelled, stored and inspected to ensure quality is controlled. Controls should be in place to ensure processes perform within critical parameters. The control of process hazards should be demonstrated to stakeholders through the use of Major Hazard Reports.