Improve safety with annual inspections
Companies should do annual safety inspections to eliminate or control accidents.
Start by reviewing your accident history and make a list of hazards to re-check as you do your safety inspection. Note that a hazard may include lack of employee training or at-risk behaviors to be addressed.
As you walk through your facility, take adequate time and be thorough, making detailed examination of all items that appear on your inspection checklist. Many hazards can be corrected during the walk-through. Some items on your checklist may include additional employee training on equipment and tools.
The product of your walk-through should be a record of items that did not meet safety standards and defects that need to be corrected. Record your findings on your checklist then make a separate list of action items on which to start making corrections. You can find a sample checklist in the RS Safety Library that you can modify to fit your business needs.
If you have questions about L&I codes, contact Rick Means, Director of Safety and Education, on what the rules are. He is available to members to help draw up safety plans and suggest topics for safety meetings. Contact him at 360-200-6454 or [email protected]