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Effective workplace safety inspections

Effective WorkplaceSafety Inspections

OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT

LOSS PREVENTION UNIT


The inspection process

THE INSPECTION PROCESS


Pretest

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


Pretest cont d

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


Goals

GOALS

  • Create a better understanding of the inspection process.

  • Learn how to identify safety hazards.

  • Learn how to control identified hazards.


Did you know workplace hazards

Did You Know?Workplace Hazards--

Can cause:

  • Death

  • Injury

  • Damage to equipment


Inspections help

Inspections help…

  • Maintain a safe work environment

  • Control unsafe acts and conditions

  • Ensure operational efficiency


What to inspect

WHAT TO INSPECT?

  • The entire workplace

  • Both interior & exterior work environments.


Checklist categories

Checklist Categories

  • Building Safety

  • Office Safety

  • Fire Safety

  • Electrical Safety

  • Emergency Equipment

  • Storage Methods


What to look for

What to Look for?

  • Indoor air quality

  • NFPA- Life Safety 101 Compliance

  • Housekeeping practices


More of what to look for

More of What to Look for…

  • Equipment operation and maintenance practices

  • Unsafe conditions

  • Unsafe acts (practices)


Types of inspections

TYPES OF INSPECTIONS

  • Formal Inspections

  • Daily/Weekly Inspections

  • Special Function Inspections


Who can conduct inspections

WHO CAN CONDUCT INSPECTIONS

  • Employees

  • Supervisors

  • Safety Coordinators

  • Management

  • Safety Committee Members

  • Outside Vendors/insurance companies


Effective workplace safety inspections

INSPECTION

EXAMPLES...


Effective workplace safety inspections

Emergency Equipment


Effective workplace safety inspections

Office Safety


Effective workplace safety inspections

Fire Safety


Effective workplace safety inspections

Electrical Safety


Effective workplace safety inspections

Storage Methods


Effective workplace safety inspections

Building Safety


So you completed your inspection

SO, YOU COMPLETED YOUR INSPECTION?


What you found

WHAT YOU FOUND

Unsafe Conditions

Unsafe Acts


What next

WHAT NEXT?

  • Correct unsafe conditions

  • Correct unsafe acts

  • Implement controls


Implementing controls

IMPLEMENTING CONTROLS

  • Engineering Controls

  • Administrative Controls

  • Protective Equipment


Document your findings

Document Your Findings

  • Document your corrective action

  • Document your controls


Effective workplace safety inspections

OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT SUPPORT


Written components

Written Components…

  • Include in operational safety plan/manual

  • Include procedures to identify & correct hazards

  • Cover “good” housekeeping


The inspection effect

The “Inspection Effect”

  • Measures employee’s safety performance

  • Reinforces importance of safety & management’s commitment

  • Encourages employees


Inspections required

Inspections Required

  • Class A – Monthly

  • Class B - Quarterly


Inspection documentation

InspectionDocumentation

  • Checklist recommended

    • Systematic

    • Site-specific

      • Revise as needed


Inspection documentation cont

Inspection Documentation (cont)

  • Written inspection report

  • Should include:

    • Person & Date

    • Concerns Identified

    • Corrective Action

    • Building/Area inspected


Hazard control logs or other acceptable method

Hazard Control Logs or Other Acceptable Method

  • Location:

    • Posted in the workplace, accessible to ALL employees

  • Purpose:

    • For employees to “report” unsafe conditions


Hazard control logs cont d

Hazard Control Logs (cont’d)

  • Implementation:

    • Train employees

    • Review routinely

    • Maintain on file at least threeyears.


Hazard control log responsibilities

Hazard Control Log Responsibilities

  • Supervisor or Loss Prevention Rep:

    • Checks HCL

    • Takes temporary control

    • Reports to next level, if uncontrolled


Corrective action

Corrective Action

  • Appropriate

  • Effective

  • Expeditious


Corrective action cont d

Corrective Action (cont’d)

  • Immediate (if possible)

    • If longer than 30 days:

      • Forward Hazard Control Log to:

        • Agency Head

        • Department Head

        • ORM-LP-BR


Record keeping

Record-keeping

Inspection Checklists

Hazard Control Logs

State Fire Marshal Reports

Keep all for 3 years minimum


Post test

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


Post test cont d

POST TEST (CONT’D)

  • Observing employees at work must be part of your__________.

  • Hazards which pose imminent danger must be __________ and corrected immediately.


Questions

Questions

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