Administrative Controls

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Definition - What does Administrative Controls mean?

Administrative controls refer to measures focused on identifying existing hazards inside the workplace. Employers may choose to implement administrative control solutions such as consistent training, streamlining job duties, regular maintenance, decluttering workspaces, and installing placards/signage to designate restricted access to particular locations.

SureHire explains Administrative Controls

In the workplace, administrative controls such as setting health and safety policies can help support employee safety. However, while they’re designed to minimize or deter hazards or risks on the job, they cannot be the only measure considered. Administrative controls are typically used in combination with other safety-focused controls, such as engineering controls and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Employers can maximize the use of administrative controls in order to help lower injury or accident rates and ensure they maintain a safe workplace for all employees.

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