There is a hierarchy of hazard mitigation that many people in the electrical industry don’t think about, either because of perceived cost, or complexity, or simply not knowing.
A hazard will always be a risk to the worker until it has been eliminated, and this is the goal in a perfect world. Design products and systems that remove the hazard completely. However, we aren’t there yet, so there is an industry standard to the way we look at a risk assessment, whether it is for electrical hazards, or any other hazard in the work place, and we lower the risk to the worker to an acceptable manner.
They are, in order of importance
How they are used
PPE is at the bottom