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The Swiss Cheese Model of Reducing Risk

by | Jan 31, 2021 | VITAL Safety Measures

The premise of using multiple strategies to reduce risk is a foundation for workplace management of possible hazards. No single intervention can be expected to work 100% of the time. Having several strategies can help to make sure the virus can’t find a way through the holes in the cheese! The national workplace safety lab also ranks possible interventions from most effective to least effective. We added notes to the “hierarchy of controls” to show where we think responsible return to school policies would fall. It is another way of thinking about a smart, layered approach.

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