Effective Safety Inspections: How To Find – and Fix – Hazards Before They Find You
Conducting periodic safety inspections at your workplace may sound hopelessly old-school – but it works. The problem is that they often get put off and put off until an accident, near-miss, citation, or worker injury throws a spotlight on the shortcomings of your program.
Don’t wait for something to go wrong before you take a hard look at the effectiveness of your safety procedures and practices. This is one case where an ounce of prevention is worth far more than a pound of cure. Also, once you get in the habit of regular safety inspections, they become just part of your routine rather than a daunting special project.
Join us on February 20 for a webinar all about getting the safety inspection habit well-established at your workplace. You’ll learn:
- How to best tailor the safety inspection process to specific operations, equipment, and facilities
- The single most important factor in your safety inspection program
- What OSHA says about safety inspections (and why you should pay attention)
- Real-life best practices that have worked for other organizations
- How to determine who should perform inspections
- Why you may want to consider an interdepartmental approach rather than relying exclusively on the safety department
- How frequent your inspections should be
- Strategies for tracking results to closure, to ensure your program is not marginalized by lack of follow-through
- The benefits of performing pre- and post-shift inspections
- Different approaches for designing and fine-tuning your safety inspection checklists
- How best to perform, document, and report inspection results in order to generate visibility
- Effective strategies for garnering senior and middle management support for your inspection process
- How to periodically “inspect” your inspection process to make sure you’re continually improving
This webinar will be recorded on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
About your presenters:
Bobby McIlquham is a safety consultant with Safety Resources, Inc. A graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Applied Health Science, McIlquham specializes in Occupational Health and Safety. McIlquham serves as a Contract Safety Director for a number of construction clients in Central Indiana. He is responsible for delivering company safety training presentations, developing and implementing company policies & procedures and performing project audits. Specializing in construction safety, with an emphasis on high hazard industries (such as commercial roofing, electrical and masonry safety), McIlquham provides experience and expertise to his portfolio of clientele.
McIlquham is active with the American Red Cross, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS). McIlquham is knowledgeable in pre-qualification systems for Owners and General Contractors, general site consultation, employee and management training and site safety representation.
McIlquham has completed the OSHA 30 Hour for Construction and Standard First-Aid/ CPR/AED as a Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. McIlquham’s professional aspirations include obtaining the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation as well as the Construction Safety and Health Technician (CHST) designation.