What is Occupational Safety?

Occupational Safety and health is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work. 

Controlling exposures to occupational hazards is the fundamental method of protecting workers. Traditionally, a hierarchy of controls is used as a means of determining how to implement feasible and effective control solutions. 

Hierarchy of Controls

Hierarchy of hazard control is a system used in industry to minimize or eliminate exposure to hazards. It is a widely accepted system promoted by numerous safety organizations.

Occupational Safety inverted pyramid chart

Additional Resources: 

Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA)

Michigan Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) formerly DEQ

Northern Michigan University Online Safety Data Sheet Catalogue (MSDS Online)