Presentation on theme: "Workplace Inspections by the Joint Occupational, Safety & Health (JOSH) Committee LIBRARY OF CONGRESS."— Presentation transcript:
Workplace Inspections by the Joint Occupational, Safety & Health (JOSH) Committee LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Purpose of the Committee “ The Library of Congress Safety and Health Committee is established to monitor and assist the Library's Occupational Safety and Health Program. “
Committee Functions Advise the Library concerning safety & health conditions, existing and proposed practices, programs and regulations relating to safety and health within the Library. Promote employee safety and health education, including training for emergency evacuation of the building(s). Provide a means for presentation and evaluation of employees' comments. Conduct annual safety inspections of facilities and recommend measures for the elimination or control of conditions hazardous to the safety and health of the employees, especially employees with disabilities.
INSPECTION TEAM MEMBERS Equal representation from labor & management Two person teams Provided 5 day OSHA Training (at a minimum) OSH 6000 – Collateral Duties for Other Federal Agencies Utilize Basic Inspection Checklist (handout) Enter findings in the LC Automated Hazard Abatement Program (AHAP)
WHY DO WE CONDUCT INTERNAL EVALUATIONS? Injury – Illness Injury Reduction Steady Reduction in Frequency & Severity Increases Employee Awareness Demonstrates a Commitment to Employees (we care) It’s Good Business Part of our Mission Support Requirements Element of an Effective SHE Program
OSHA Program Elements These elements, when integrated into a site's daily operations, can reduce the incidence and severity of illnesses and injuries: Management leadership and employee involvement Worksite analysis Hazard prevention and control Safety and health training