20 May PRODUCING AN OSHA HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM- Part 2 of 4
This is the second of four parts concerning producing a Safety and Health (S&H)Program under OSHA guidelines. The first article concerned management leadership and employee involvement. In this article we will discuss conducting a worksite survey.
Management hires outside consultants as necessary to conduct surveys that identify all safety and health hazards.. All hazards found during these surveys are eliminated or controlled. All employees who may encounter the controlled hazards are trained in appropriate job procedures to follow to protect themselves.
Management establishes change procedures to follow whenever there are changes in equipment, material, or processes. To ensure employee protection, these change procedures include consideration of safety and health in process shut down procedures, start up procedures, and phase hazard analysis. Appropriate employees are trained to follow these procedures.
Job hazard analyses (JHAs) are revised as appropriate; for example, following a change in the job, the reappearance of a hazard, or an accident at the job.
All employees are trained to recognize hazards and to report any hazard they find. Management, with input from employees, organizes a monthly site inspection team. Membership on these teams rotates each month with the goal that all employees serve one month each year.
Planning documents for the worksite analysis include the following:
The baseline S&H survey;
Forms for change analysis;
JHA (Produce a template);
Employee hazard reports (Produce a template);
S&H inspection reports (Produce a template);
Accident investigation results;
Trend analysis results.
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