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1 Occupational Health and Safety Workplace Inspection Training HS7_

2 Inspection Inspector must Inspection process Classification of workplace hazards Reporting Follow-up AGENDA 2

3 INSPECTION Legislated Monitor adherence to standards Report hazards and recommend improvement measures Benefits 3

4 An Inspector must Know the type of activities to inspect Have a positive attitude, open mind Get to the bottom of the things Take a systematic approach Demonstrate an exemplary behaviour Possess problem-solving ability Demonstrate realism 4

5 Inspection Process 1. Plan 2. Inspect 3. Report 4. Monitor 5

6 Plan Schedule your inspections Identify who will conduct workplace inspections Review elements of the OHS program associated to workplace Review previous reports Gather checklist and equipment 6

7 Things to do during an Inspection Detect Inspection Listen Identify VerifyList 7

8 During an Inspection Inspect entire workplace Recognize presence of immediate danger Do not operate equipment if you are not qualified, ask operator for a demonstration 8

9 Example of unsafe practices Operating a motor vehicle without a driver permit Failure to secure a defective equipment Improper material handling (lifting) Ignoring adverse influence of medication, alcohol, other drugs Horseplay (unacceptable claim by Workers Compensations) 9

10 Immediate Action Change process Shutdown 10

11 Class A – risk of permanent disability, loss of life, or extensive loss of material Class B – risk of serious injury, illness, temporary illness, disruptive material damage Class C – minor non-disabling injury, illness, non-disruptive property damage 3 Classification OHS Hazards 11

12 Classification OHS Hazards 12

13 Classification OHS Hazards ●Class A – likely to cause permanent disability, loss of life or body part extensive loss of structure, equipment, or material Broken door at an emergency exit 13

14 Classification OHS Hazards ●Class B – likely to cause serious injury, illness temporary disability or property damage – Not extensive Emergency Lights Deal with the slip hazard immediately 14

15 Classification OHS Hazards ●Class C – likely to cause minor, non-disabling injury, illness, non- disruptive, and property damage 15 Ripped and worn carpet

16 Report Name of who conducted the inspection, time, date and area inspected A clear description of existing or potential hazards observed Priority ranking according to risk Temporary measures until a permanent solution can be implemented Recommendations for corrective actions 16

17 Senior Local Employer Representative Immediate supervisor of workplace area OHSC or OHSR OHS Bulletin board in the workplace Chain of command Distribution of Report 17

18 Follow-up Monitor implementation of recommendations Monitor safety standards Participate in evaluation of corrective actions taken 18

19 Where to find more details about your workplace inspection? Who to contact for assistance? Where to find support tools? Things You Should Know 19

20 CONCLUSION We have reviewed how to conduct a workplace inspection 20


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