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    Title: Hazard Prevention and Control: Administrative & Work Practice Controls
    Type: Text and Picture Slide
    • Administrative and work practice controls affect the way workers perform their jobs or specifi tasks (i.e., establishing a policy of when doors should be locked)
    • Prohibit transactions with large bills (over $20)
    • Increase staffing levels at stores with a history of robbery or assaults
    • Establish liaison with local police and state prosecutors
    [Includes two photos. First photo is of an exit door with caption reading, "Lock delivery doors or rear doors." Second photo is of two signs. First sign reads, "On Duty Employees Do Not Have Access To Drop Safe." Second sign reads, "Cash Register Contains Less Than $50.00."]

    Speaker Notes: Changes in work practices and administrative procedures can help prevent violent incidents. Often policies are needed to ensure that the engineering controls are needed to ensure that the engineering controls are implemented and used effectively.

    Examples of administrative controls include: require workers to use the drop safes and keep a minimal amount of cash in each register; establish policy of when doors should be locked Other administrative controls include developing and implementing procedures for the correct use of physical barriers, such as enclosures and pass-through windows; developing and implementing emergency procedures for workers to use in case of a robbery or security; and require workers to report all assaults or threats to a supervisor or manager.

    Administrative controls worker only if they are followed. Employers should monitor workers regularly to ensure that proper work practices are being used.

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