Making Safety Simpler


Separation / Engineering Controls

Separation and engineering controls are engineered equipment and methods that are installed in the workplace to reduce the risk presented by the hazard. The objective is to make it safe to work without the need to wear specialized personal protective equipment (PPE).

Some examples of separation and engineering controls include:

  • Guardrails and handrails
  • Shoring cages / temporary barriers
  • Enclosures
  • Mechanical ventilation and LEV systems
  • Waterspray systems