Containment Hazard Control
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DISCLAIMER: A lot of the knowledge here is gleaned from a mixture of basic technical knowledge and common sense. I am by no means a certified engineer, and none of the information here should be utilized to replicate a real-life situation. If you are looking to apply some of this knowledge in real life, I would highly advise that you seek a proper consultation with a licensed engineer in your area, especially if said knowledge may place people or property in danger if used incorrectly. - S. Xiao

A basic understanding of this topic may be gleaned from the Wikipedia article for Hierarchy of Hazard Controls1.


Engineering: Engineering is the application of mathematics, as well as scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, and improve structures, machines, tools, systems, components, materials, processes, solutions, and organizations.2

In-universe, most of the Foundation's containment successes can be undoubtedly attributed to the engineering staff and professionals that design and implement the containment procedures and devices used across the Foundation's sites. Yes, scientists and researchers find out how an object works, but it is the engineering department's job to take that knowledge and make it practical.

Containment and You

aka: why are Level 4 personnel directly touching SCPs?

One of the primary duties of a Foundation engineering specialist, and perhaps the most critical, would be to experiment with, approve, and implement effective containment protocols for the various threats and anomalies that the Foundation contains. A seemingly minor mistake could end fatally for the researchers and containment staff that rely on effective containment procedures to protect them.

As a writer, creating effective containment procedures shows others that you did your research and thought carefully about what the anomaly is, and the measures the Foundation takes to keep it contained from the world. Well-written containment procedures are similar to a well-fitted tuxedo or a beautiful gown - the work shows, and draws people in.

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