This conducting workplace audits class explains how important it is to perform routine audits. It also shows the difference between an audit and an inspection, useful assessment tools and what you should be auditing. The class also goes over audit metrics and accountability.
OSHA does not usually require conducting workplace audits, but most major companies require their suppliers to conduct regular audits. Conducting workplace audits also helps you figure out how effective your safety programs are. We believe they are an essential piece of your safety management system. And they can be done by a supervisor or a third party auditor. Third party auditors are great, especially when you need an independent, non-biased audit of your operations.
Audits are also known for diminishing the amount of accidents in a workplace. We recommend that you be proactive with safety, instead of waiting for an accident to happen. Plus, if you lack the resources to do site inspections and audits in-house, you can always outsource these services to a safety consultant.
Here are a few more reasons you should conduct regular workplace audits:
- To determine if your safety and health programs and procedures are working.
- Make sure employees and management are participating and understanding your safety programs.
- Verify that procedures are in compliance with company policies and regulations.
- Determine that you are in compliance with applicable OSHA standards.
- To determine if you are documenting your safety and health program activities properly.
- Discover and identify potential hazards.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of existing management controls.
- Check the safety of your workplace.
- To check the safety of your equipment and,
- To evaluate the adequacy of your safety training and performance.
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