Managers and executives can show their commitment to safety by joining periodic walk-around inspections. They’ll see first-hand how hazards are identified and addressed. They’ll also be able to ask employees about safety, hazard reporting, and training.
Planning helps an inspection go smoothly, and helps ensure that managers observe the procedures they want to see. To prepare, managers and executives should:
During the walk-around, executives and managers should:
Management should understand the production area workflow to better appreciate the hazards to employees. Although managers might occasionally pass through production areas, joining a safety inspection can help them understand the challenges of addressing those hazards. After the walkthrough, prioritize the hazards that must be addressed, brainstorm with workers on possible solutions, and follow up as soon as possible.
Employers can quickly verify their state of compliance (or quickly identify problems) using the convenient checklists found in the J. J. Keller SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE. You’ll find them in the Audits and Inspections area within the Checklists link. We’ve provided checklists on more than 100 topics ranging from Aerial Lifts to Warehouses.