Conduct a Safety Self-Audit or Self-Inspection

Key Points

  • Conduct self-audits or self-inspections to evaluate how well the employer's safety program is performing and to find and fix safety violations.
  • A self-inspection is typically a list of yes/no questions that covers basic areas for a general overview.
  • A self-audit is more in-depth and looks at safety processes from the beginning to the end.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not ask for an employer's self-audit or self-inspection information, or use them to issue citations. However, if an employer is aware of a violation and does nothing to abate it, OSHA may issue a Willful citation.

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