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Effective Workplace Safety Inspections

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  1. Effective WorkplaceSafety Inspections OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT LOSS PREVENTION UNIT

  2. THE INSPECTION PROCESS

  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. 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. GOALS • Create a better understanding of the inspection process. • Learn how to identify safety hazards. • Learn how to control identified hazards.

  6. Did You Know?Workplace Hazards-- Can cause: • Death • Injury • Damage to equipment

  7. Inspections help… • Maintain a safe work environment • Control unsafe acts and conditions • Ensure operational efficiency

  8. WHAT TO INSPECT? • The entire workplace • Both interior & exterior work environments.

  9. Checklist Categories • Building Safety • Office Safety • Fire Safety • Electrical Safety • Emergency Equipment • Storage Methods

  10. What to Look for? • Indoor air quality • NFPA- Life Safety 101 Compliance • Housekeeping practices

  11. More of What to Look for… • Equipment operation and maintenance practices • Unsafe conditions • Unsafe acts (practices)

  12. TYPES OF INSPECTIONS • Formal Inspections • Daily/Weekly Inspections • Special Function Inspections

  13. WHO CAN CONDUCT INSPECTIONS • Employees • Supervisors • Safety Coordinators • Management • Safety Committee Members • Outside Vendors/insurance companies

  14. INSPECTION EXAMPLES...

  15. Emergency Equipment

  16. Office Safety

  17. Fire Safety

  18. Electrical Safety

  19. Storage Methods

  20. Building Safety

  21. SO, YOU COMPLETED YOUR INSPECTION?

  22. WHAT YOU FOUND Unsafe Conditions Unsafe Acts

  23. WHAT NEXT? • Correct unsafe conditions • Correct unsafe acts • Implement controls

  24. IMPLEMENTING CONTROLS • Engineering Controls • Administrative Controls • Protective Equipment

  25. Document Your Findings • Document your corrective action • Document your controls

  26. OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

  27. Written Components… • Include in operational safety plan/manual • Include procedures to identify & correct hazards • Cover “good” housekeeping

  28. The “Inspection Effect” • Measures employee’s safety performance • Reinforces importance of safety & management’s commitment • Encourages employees

  29. Inspections Required • Class A – Monthly • Class B - Quarterly

  30. InspectionDocumentation • Checklist recommended • Systematic • Site-specific • Revise as needed

  31. Inspection Documentation (cont) • Written inspection report • Should include: • Person & Date • Concerns Identified • Corrective Action • Building/Area inspected

  32. Hazard Control Logs or Other Acceptable Method • Location: • Posted in the workplace, accessible to ALL employees • Purpose: • For employees to “report” unsafe conditions

  33. Hazard Control Logs (cont’d) • Implementation: • Train employees • Review routinely • Maintain on file at least threeyears.

  34. Hazard Control Log Responsibilities • Supervisor or Loss Prevention Rep: • Checks HCL • Takes temporary control • Reports to next level, if uncontrolled

  35. Corrective Action • Appropriate • Effective • Expeditious

  36. Corrective Action (cont’d) • Immediate (if possible) • If longer than 30 days: • Forward Hazard Control Log to: • Agency Head • Department Head • ORM-LP-BR

  37. Record-keeping Inspection Checklists Hazard Control Logs State Fire Marshal Reports Keep all for 3 years minimum

  38. 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

  39. POST TEST (CONT’D) • Observing employees at work must be part of your__________. • Hazards which pose imminent danger must be __________ and corrected immediately.