Definitions for "Engineering Control"
A change in equipment, materials or process, eg., ventilation, that reduces the hazard from the substance.
a device that removes the hazard from the workplace
Physical changes to jobs that control exposure to risk. Engineering controls act on the source of the hazard and control employee exposure to the hazard without relying on the employee to take self-protective action or intervention. Examples include: changing the handle angle of a tool, using a lighter weight part, and providing a chair that has adjustability.
a system that physically prevents an unwanted event from taking place