ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS and Standard Operating Procedures relating to organization and management, procedures, record keeping, assessment, and reporting necessary to ensure safe operation of a facility. With respect to nuclear facilities, administrative controls mean the section of the Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs) containing provisions for the safe operation of a facility including
(1) requirements for reporting violations of TSRs,
(2) staffing requirements important to safe operations, and
(3) commitments to the safety management programs and procedures identified in the Safety Analysis Report as necessary elements of the facility safety basis provisions. Source: Department Of Energy
Administrative Controls are applied to any industrial setting.