A single workplace accident can be devastating. Someone can be injured… or even killed. Property, equipment or materials can be damaged or destroyed. And work could come to a complete standstill. All of these things can happen if efforts are not made to protect employees. One way to accomplish this is to conduct a safety audit. This is an examination of the work area to make sure it is as safe as possible and all potential hazards are corrected or removed.
NSC’s training products on “Safety Audits” inform employees about the goals of a safety audit, and how all workers should become involved. Topics covered in these products include:
- A workplace analysis.
- Administrative controls.
- Engineering controls.
- Personal protective equipment.
- Emergency response procedures.
- Regulatory compliance, safety and health training.
- Accident investigation.
- A safety self-assessment.