Applying the Hierarchy of Hazard Controls to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response

The hierarchy of hazard controls is a long-standing system that involves methodically taking steps to eliminate and reduce personal risk from a known hazard. In 2018 the hierarchy was added to NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace training manual.

Can we use this approach to respond to a new known hazard such as the novel coronavirus? Let’s look at the methods, from the most effective to the least effective, and review how they may apply:Read More