Safety Program Reviews: Prepare Now, Save Later
- General policy and organization;
- Work operations and physical arrangements to be considered;
- Physical plant and workplace considerations;
- Other hazards;
- Records, logs and audit checks—documentation and retention procedures;
- Consideration of general risks identified during risk assessment;
- General observations; and
- Fire precautions and observations.
This annual health and safety audit should be supplemented as appropriate by the assessment checklists available for specific hazardous issues. If individual hazards are identified, these should be recorded and assessed on a hazard risk assessment form. All actions that are required as a result of the audit should be recorded and monitored on the health and safety annual audit action plan.
In conclusion, performing year-end analysis and performance reviews of your safety plan and procedures can significantly impact your bottom line. Make safety part of your key closing activities for 2013, won’t you please?
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