Prioritize Hazards and Implement Direct Controls

After identifying hazards using the Energy Wheel, the next steps are to prioritize and implement direct controls. Determine the hazards which have the highest potential for harm, also know as "The Stuff That can Kill You (STKY)", and learn how to mitigate the risks.

Course curriculum

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    High Energy Hazards and Direct Controls

    • Introduction and Energy Wheel Review

    • Energy Magnitude and Injury Severity

    • Identify Stuff That can Kill You (STKY) Hazards

    • Direct Controls Definition and Exercise

    • Direct Controls Assessment and Course Conclusion

    • Quiz - High Energy Hazards and Direct Controls

    • Resource - High Energy Icons



Matthew Hallowell

Dr. Matthew Hallowell is a President’s Teaching Scholar and Endowed Professor of Construction Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and a PhD with a focus on Construction Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health. Before his academic career, he worked in construction as a laborer, project engineer, and quality inspector.Dr. Hallowell specializes in construction safety research, with an emphasis on the science of safety. He collaborates with companies and industry associations like the Edison Electric Institute, Project Leadership Institute, Canadian Pipeline Association, and the INGAA foundation. For his research, he has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Construction Industry Institute Outstanding Researcher Award.