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Implementing the Hierarchy of Controls to Reduce Risk

Jan 19, 2022

Sponsored by ProcessMap


Sponsored by ProcessMap. Protecting workers from exposure to workplace hazards and risks is a fundamental objective for occupational safety leaders. Digital risk management solutions founded on the principles of the hierarchy of controls can help your organization control the acute and chronic risks in the workplace. Elimination is at the top of the hierarchy of controls and is most effective in proactively mitigating hazards and risks and improving the safety of any workplace environment. While traditionally the hierarchy has been used to help determine how to implement effective and feasible controls, the concept has been refined and updated in conjunction with technology to effectively address hazards. Join Lidia Peterson from Vectrus and Phill Welch from ProcessMAP to gain a fresh perspective of how digital environment, health and safety solutions for proactive hazard analysis complement the hierarchy of controls in an industrial context. Take away practice guidance you can use to assess and analyze risks and adopt effective control measures to boost your organization’s safety performance.

What You Will Learn

  • Identify and analyze applications for the hierarchy of controls
  • Explain how to mitigate hazards through engineering, administrative controls and PPE
  • Develop deeper understanding of principles for developing and implementing a successful occupational
  • Implement controls using strategies developed through hazard identification and job hazard analysis

Lidia Peterson
Lidia PetersonLidia Peterson is executive director for environment, safety and health (ESH) at Vectrus, where she is responsible for the company’s strategic environment, safety and health management. Peterson has more than 25 years of experience in ESH through her work in the U.S. Army and private industry. Her experience includes creating and inspecting ESH programs, guiding and promoting safe work performance by implementing and evaluating safety processes, policies and procedures. She has a comprehensive background in EPA, OSHA, federal, state and local compliance derived from conducting domestic and global operations. During her active duty, Peterson was assigned to logistics as transportation management coordinator specializing in hazardous materials. She holds a B.S. in Environment Safety and Occupational Health from California State University, Northridge.

Phill Welch
Phill_Welch_SmallPhill Welch is a senior EHS leader with 20+ years of global experience in operational excellence, manufacturing and services. He joined the ProcessMAP team as senior director, EHS Global Excellence, following a long career with Tarkett, where he served in numerous roles, including leading the World Class Manufacturing program, and corporate director, EHS, operational excellence for Tarkett North America. In his current role, Welch draws on his experience in facility and corporate EHS leadership roles by helping companies drive and coach continuous improvement in EHS programs. He has worked with a variety of ProcessMAP customers seeking to improve their safety journeys and to automate processes and procedures.


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