How to Conduct a Mock OSHA Audit
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Are you overwhelmed or scared and at the thought of OSHA conducting a walk-through of your facility?
Many owners, plant managers, supervisors, and even safety professionals are overwhelmed and often don’t take the time necessary to conduct a thorough Mock OSHA Audit. Don't wait until someone gets hurt or OSHA fines you to get serious about evaluating the hazards in your work practices and in your workplace! Learn the efficient and time-tested way to conduct an audit of your facility and then what to do with it!
This webinar will give you a clear direction from great experience so you not only don’t feel overwhelmed, but you also have confidence regarding:
(A) What OSHA requires for workplace analysis
(B) The How To’s of conducting an Audit and why they are so efficient and beneficial to you
(C) What to do with your findings
A.) What OSHA Requires
1. The General Duty Clause
2. The OSHA Standards
B.) How to Conduct an Audit (8 things that you cannot forget to do and why!)
1. Start in the Maintenance Department
2. Conduct the audit systematically
3. Spend all the time necessary to take detailed notes that correspond to every picture
4. Always talk with employees as often as possible
5. Ensure as much work is being done as possible
a. Avoid days when sections of the plant are shut down
6. Focus on observing the work being done
a. Concentrate on the unsafe behaviors 1st, and then on the unsafe conditions
7. Get the entire leadership team on board in-advance and hold a pre and post-meeting with all in attendance
8. Provide a cover letter with the written report
a. How to properly, practically, and most-efficiently write the report with some do’s and don’ts
C.) What to do with the Findings
1. How and What to Prioritize for your next steps.
Who Should Attend
Owners, Plant Managers, Supervisors, Safety and H.R. Professionals
This is a thorough treatment of how to conduct a Mock OSHA Audit
Do the OSHA standards overwhelm you? Do you know where to start to evaluate the hazards at your facility?
OSHA’s General Duty Clause, as well as the OSHA standards, mandate that manufacturers and all employers in the general industry take 4 actions to ensure a safe workplace
- Identify the hazards in their workplace
- Implement ways to avoid or protect against those hazards
- Train their employees on items #1 and #2, and finally
- Supervise to ensure adherence to that training
Sadly, many companies fall short not only in the supervision but in the first three items as well. Furthermore, OSHA mandates that regular workplace inspections be conducted and documented. Just about every company could do better and knows they should, but often get overwhelmed.