Engineering Controls

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Engineering Controls

Engineering controls are devices that isolate the worker from the hazard of exposure.
Examples include:
  • Self-sheathing needles (top right)
  • Sharps disposal containers (middle right)
  • Disposable resuscitation bags (bottom right)
  • Biological safety cabinets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Splash shields
Proper use of engineering controls in your workplace will help protect you from bloodborne pathogens.