Where an employer implements any preventive and protective measures1 he must do so on the basis of the following principles2:
(1) avoiding risks3;
(2) evaluating the risks which cannot be avoided4;
(3) combating the risks at source5;
(4) adapting the work to the individual, especially as regards the design of workplaces, the choice of work equipment and the choice of working and production methods, with a view, in particular, to alleviating monotonous work and work at a predetermined work-rate and to reducing their effect on health
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