Controlling exposures to hazards is a fundamental way to project personnel. The hierarchy of controls is widely promoted (eg NIOSH) to be the best way to achieve feasible and effective control for occupational hazards. The idea behind this hierarchy is that the control methods at the top of graphic are potentially more effective and protective than those at the bottom. Following this hierarchy normally leads to the implementation of inherently safer systems, where the risk of illness or injury has been substantially reduced.
“You can’t eliminate every hazard, but the closer you can get to the top, the closer you can reach that ideal and make people healthier and safer,” said Jonathan Bach, director of NIOSH’s Prevention through Design Initiative. The Hierarchy of Controls | April 2018 | Safety+Health Magazine (safetyandhealthmagazine.com)
Medicvent offers an integrated surgical smoke evacuation system for laser surgery and electrosurgery, capture the surgical smoke near the source. The air is evacuated from the operating theatre instead of being filtered and returned to the room, which provides a significant improvement of air quality (ScienceDirect EJSO 35 (2009) 780-784. Smoke evacuation – Medicvent