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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be the last choice when developing hazard controls. Think of a workplace hazard for which PPE is the most common control measure. What could be done to raise the measures on the hierarchy of controls (such as use of engineering controls or administrative controls)? What are some of the roadblocks that might prevent this from happening?

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One workplace hazard for which personal protective equipment is the most common control measure, is potentially toxic dust particles. In most facilities where toxic dust particles are a commonly occurring workplace hazard, the most common measure that is taken by these facilities is to ensure that employees are ...