- Safety and health inspection programs require planning.
- Responsibility and accountability must be assigned, identifying who inspectors are and when inspections will be done.
- The primary focus of this program should be accident prevention, through the maintenance of safe working conditions and the removal of any potential hazards that arise in the workplace.
- Good inspection programs will also identify the items to be inspected and then set standards to be maintained in the workplace by supervision and workers.
- The program should include a system that will record inspections done and ensure that any problems identified are corrected by a responsible person who has the ability to carry out the necessary changes.
- A follow-up system, through the safety committee and management, should be employed to ensure that all items are followed up and corrected.
- Once the inspection program is in place, the safety program should provide a means of monitoring it to see if trends arise that may be contributing to the company’s accident or injury problems.