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The principles are—
(b)evaluating the risks which cannot be avoided;
(c)combating the risks at source;
(d)adapting to technical progress;
(e)replacing the dangerous by the non-dangerous or less dangerous;
(f)developing a coherent overall prevention policy which covers technology, organisation of work and the influence of factors relating to the working environment;
(g)giving collective protective measures priority over individual protective measures; and
(h)giving appropriate instructions to employees.
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