Effective Workplace Safety Inspections

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Effective Workplace Safety Inspections

  1. 1. Effective Workplace Safety Inspections OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT LOSS PREVENTION UNIT
  2. 2. THE INSPECTION PROCESS
  3. 3. PRETEST ♦ Identification of workplace hazards is an important part of the inspection process. true/false ♦ Inspections must be conducted by the safety officer only. true/false ♦ ORM requires all agencies to conduct and _________inspections
  4. 4. Pretest (cont’d) ♦ Hazards found in the workplace should be corrected as soon as possible. true/false ♦ Indoor air quality issues are part of the inspection process. true/false
  5. 5. GOALS ♦ Create a better understanding of the inspection process. ♦ Learn how to identify safety hazards. ♦ Learn how to control identified hazards.
  6. 6. Did You Know? Workplace Hazards-- Can cause: ♦ Death ♦ Injury ♦ Damage to equipment
  7. 7. Inspections help… ♦ Maintain a safe work environment ♦ Control unsafe acts and conditions ♦ Ensure operational efficiency
  8. 8. WHAT TO INSPECT? ♦ The entire workplace ♦ Both interior & exterior work environments.
  9. 9. What to Look for? ♦Indoor air quality ♦NFPA- Life Safety 101 Compliance ♦Housekeeping practices
  10. 10. More of What to Look for… ♦ Equipment operation and maintenance practices ♦ Unsafe conditions ♦ Unsafe acts (practices)
  11. 11. TYPES OF INSPECTIONS ♦Formal Inspections ♦Daily/Weekly Inspections ♦Special Function Inspections
  12. 12. WHO CAN CONDUCT INSPECTIONS ♦ Employees ♦ Supervisors ♦ Safety Coordinators ♦ Management ♦ Safety Committee Members ♦ Outside Vendors/insurance companies
  13. 13. SO, YOU COMPLETED YOUR INSPECTION?
  14. 14. WHAT YOU FOUND Unsafe Conditions Unsafe Acts
  15. 15. WHAT NEXT? ♦Correct unsafe conditions ♦Correct unsafe acts ♦Implement controls
  16. 16. IMPLEMENTING CONTROLS ♦ Engineering Controls ♦ Administrative Controls ♦ Protective Equipment
  17. 17. Document Your Findings ♦ Document your corrective action ♦ Document your controls
  18. 18. OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
  19. 19. Written Components… ♦ Comprise any operational safety plan/manual ♦ Include procedures to identify & control hazards ♦ Cover “good” housekeeping
  20. 20. The “Inspection Effect” ♦ Reinforces management’s commitment to, and the importance of safety ♦ Encourages employees
  21. 21. Hazard Control Logs (HCL) ♦Location: – Posted in the workplace, accessible to ALL employees ♦Purpose: – For employees to “report” unsafe conditions
  22. 22. Hazard Control Logs (cont’d) ♦Implementation: – Train employees – Review routinely – Maintain on file at least three years.
  23. 23. Hazard Control Log Responsibilities ♦Supervisor or Loss Prevention Rep: – Checks HCL – Takes temporary control – Reports to next level, if uncontrolled
  24. 24. Inspection Documentation ♦Written inspection report ♦Should include: – Person & Date – Concerns Identified – Corrective Action – Fire Hazards
  25. 25. Inspection Documentation (cont’d) ♦Checklist recommended –Systematic –Site-specific • Revise as needed
  26. 26. Corrective Action ♦Appropriate ♦Effective
  27. 27. Corrective Action (cont’d) ♦Immediate (if possible) – If longer than 30 days: • Forward Hazard Control Log to: –Agency Head –Department Head –ORM
  28. 28. Record-keeping ♦Inspection Reports – At least 3 years ♦Hazard Control Logs – At least 3 years
  29. 29. POST TEST ♦ Inspections must be conducted and documented using a checklist that reflects actual working conditions. True/False ♦ Life Safety Code 101 only applies to office buildings. True/False
  30. 30. POST TEST (CONT’D) ♦ Observing employees at work must be part of your__________. ♦ Hazards which pose imminent danger must be __________ and corrected immediately.
  31. 31. Questions Thanks For Attending This Program Think Safety and Be Safe

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