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|Policy Title:||Safety Inspections|
|Approved By: DHS Chief Administrative Officer||
Approved Date: 08/08/2006
Description: Provides clarifications for complying with OSHA requirement for conducting safety inspections. Explains responsibilities of DHS managers and safety committees, lists DHS-specific requirements and provides tools.
Purpose/Rationale: By providing direction beyond what is found in the OSHA OARS, more thorough identification of hazards and follow-through on correction is anticipated.
Applicability: Defines responsibilities of DHS managers and safety committees.
Failure to Comply: Individual offices are subject to citation and penalty by OSHA.
Managers are responsible for ensuring that safety inspections are routinely conducted and action is taken in a timely manner to correct identified hazards.
Corrective action will be taken by the responsible manager when hazards are identified either as the result of an inspection or reported directly by employees.
Inspection results and recommended corrective action shall be reviewed by the safety committee.
Inspection records will be maintained on-site for three years.
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