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vocational adjustment

the degree to which an individual succeeds in choosing the kind of work or career best suited to his or her interests, traits, and talents. The term differs from occupational adjustment in emphasizing the match of career to personal goals and aptitudes, rather than the match of the individual to objective work conditions.

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June 19th 2024

administrative controls

administrative controls

in safety engineering, managerial interventions—such as training, rotating work schedules to reduce exposure (e.g., to hazardous chemicals), and implementing clearance requirements—that can help to maintain a safe environment in the workplace. Administrative controls, supplemented by the use of personal protective equipment, are considered the second resort after engineering controls. See also hazard-control protocol.