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Title: Effective Workplace Safety Inspections


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Effective Workplace Safety Inspections
OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT LOSS PREVENTION UNIT
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THE INSPECTION PROCESS
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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

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Pretest (contd)
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • INSPECTION
  • EXAMPLES...

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  • Emergency Equipment

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  • Office Safety

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  • Fire Safety

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  • Electrical Safety

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  • Storage Methods

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  • Building Safety

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SO, YOU COMPLETED YOUR INSPECTION?
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WHAT YOU FOUND
  • Unsafe Conditions
  • Unsafe Acts

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

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IMPLEMENTING CONTROLS
  • Engineering Controls
  • Administrative Controls
  • Protective Equipment

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

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OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
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Written Components
  • Include in operational safety plan/manual
  • Include procedures to identify correct hazards
  • Cover good housekeeping

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The Inspection Effect
  • Measures employees safety performance
  • Reinforces importance of safety managements
    commitment
  • Encourages employees

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Inspections Required
  • Class A Monthly
  • Class B - Quarterly

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Inspection Documentation
  • Checklist recommended
  • Systematic
  • Site-specific
  • Revise as needed

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

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

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Hazard Control Logs (contd)
  • Implementation
  • Train employees
  • Review routinely
  • Maintain on file at least three years.

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

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Corrective Action
  • Appropriate
  • Effective
  • Expeditious

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Corrective Action (contd)
  • Immediate (if possible)
  • If longer than 30 days
  • Forward Hazard Control Log to
  • Agency Head
  • Department Head
  • ORM-LP-BR

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

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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

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

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Questions
  • Thanks For Attending This Program
  • Think Safety and Be Safe
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