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4 keys to a solid safety audit and inspection program

KPA 4 keys

Part 2: The facility inspection

What it covers:

  • Department-specific regulatory compliance
  • Department-specific safety hazards
  • Equipment and machinery
  • Documents
  • Employee behaviors


Examples of questions to ask:

  • What is the layout of your facilities?
  • Are your ladders in good condition?
  • How about your forklifts?
  • Have you recently tested alarms?
  • Where are your eyewash stations?
  • How about your fire extinguishers?
  • What are the condition of walking and working surfaces?
  • Does anything require maintenance?
  • Are employees trained to use the tools they’re using, and are they using their tools safely?
  • How are employees performing their jobs?
  • Do employees have feedback about how to improve the EHS program?


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