Administrative Control LO29739

From: Alan Cotterell (
Date: 12/28/02

When I was at school, I was taught about the Hierarchy of Controls for
managing risk.

Engineering Control
Administrative Control
Personal Protective Equuipment

I was told that it was undesirable to use Administrative Controls, as they
depended on people 'doing the right thing'.

During one lecture a qualified Occupational Hygienist described dust
suppression during jack-hammering as 'administrative control', as you do
this by 'administering' water.

Can someone tell me please, what are these mysterious 'administrative

Best Regards,
Alan Cotterell


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