For most safety and health professionals, regardless of career maturity, your role most likely is involved with building management systems and implementing programs based on the risks residing in the work system. For this session of Expert Connect, we will explore an essential, but often overlooked, part of the Safety Management System called Control Of Work (COW). COW is used to request, review, authorize, document, and control risks before tasks are performed by the worker. In addition, we will look at more granular elements like permit to work, hazards identification, isolation management, and risk assessment. COW has quickly become an identified best practice across the globe to gain and maintain better control of worker safety.