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Industrial Hygiene Control

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A theory of accident causation and control that suggests that dangerous physical conditions cause injuries and illnesses at the workplace more than any unsafe employee action. This theory, developed by industrial hygienists and safety engineers, espouses various methods to control such accidents and illnesses. Methods include utilizing less harmful materials, developing wet methods to reduce harmful dust, establishing excellent housekeeping and maintenance procedures, and reducing worker contact with harmful materials and/or processes.

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