ANNUAL SAFETY AUDITS: 4 REASONS WHY YOU NEED THEM
It is always heart-wrenching when you hear about devastating accidents and fatalities in the workplace. OSHA reports that on average 13 worker deaths occur each day, and out of all the reported workers, 3% will experience an injury or accident each day. Thankfully these statistics have decreased since the 1970s, however many of the deaths and injuries that continue to happen today are preventable.
As an employer, it is your responsibility to provide a safe work environment for your employees. This responsibility not only affects employees, but also their families. That is why it is imperative to conduct annual safety audits at each facility in addition to meeting OSHA requirements.
Here are Four Reasons Why You Should Conduct Annual Safety Audits:
If you can not fully answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, it’s time to re-evaluate your safety training program. Also, you will be able to identify where additional training may be needed.
4. To Assess the Condition of Equipment and Processes. OSHA regulations require inspections of equipment modifications and additions that could affect the safe operation of the equipment. However, it is recommended that annual, or even semi-annual, inspections are performed on all equipment and processes. Preventative maintenance is key to keeping equipment expenses within budget. Additionally, equipment inspections allow supervisors and managers to assess the the safety and effectiveness of all work processes.
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