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Chapter_14_15_Printable 0722 - Chapter 14 U s in g T h e T...

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1 Chapter 14 Using The Tools: Accident Prevention Techniques Safety and Health Audits • Workplace audits are inspections to evaluate the work environment regarding occupational safety and health. Audits or Inspections can be performed to: • 1. Check compliance with company rules and regulations. • 2. Check compliance with OSHA rules. • 3. Determine the safety and health condition of the workplace. • 4. Determine the safe conditions of equipment and machinery. • 5. Evaluate supervisor’s safety and health performance. • 6. Evaluate workers’ safety and health performance.
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2 • 7. Evaluate progress regarding safety and health issues and problems. • 8. Determine the effectiveness of new processes or procedural changes. Need for an Audit • First, determine what needs to be audited. Occupations, tasks, team, operator, compliance with an OSHA regulation, or the complete worksite. • All employees should immediately report any identified hazards to their supervisors. • All identified hazardous conditions should be eliminated or controlled immediately. When this is not possible: • 1. Interim control measure should be implemented immediately to protect workers. • 2. Warning signs should be posted at the location of the hazard. • 3. All affected employees should be informed of the location of the hazard and the required interim controls. • 4. Permanent control measures should be implemented as soon as possible.
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3 Safety Talks and Meetings • Safety talks, sometimes called toolbox talks, are an important training tools for the safety and health director and the supervisor. • Safety talks, as with other training, should be documented. Accident Investigations • Millions of accidents and incidents occur throughout the United States every year. The inability of people, equipment, supplies, or surroundings to behave or react as expected causes most of the accidents and incidents. • An accident is any unplanned event that
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course HSMB 303 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Canton.

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Chapter_14_15_Printable 0722 - Chapter 14 U s in g T h e T...

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