Safety Audit

Abnormal Psychology WEEK 1
January 5, 2021
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January 5, 2021

  1. Conduct an audit of the following safety management system elements at your organization or an organization with which you are familiar and have access to the required information:
    1. Occupational Health and Safety Management System3.1.18
    2. Occupational Health and Safety Policy3.1.28
    3. Responsibility and Authority3.1.38
    4. Employee Participation3.28
    5. Review Process, Assessment, and Prioritization4.1, 4.29
    6. Risk Assessment5.1.111
    7. Hierarchy of Controls5.1.214
    8. Design Review5.1.315
    9. Management of Change5.1.319
    10. Procurement5.1.420
    11. Monitoring and Measurement6.121
    12. Incident Investigation6.222
    13. Audits6.323
    14. Corrective and Preventive Actions6.423
    15. Feedback to the Planning Process6.523
    16. Management Review7.1, 7.224

    Below you will find some suggested sources for the objective evidence to support your evaluation:

    • Documents: Organizational safety manuals and instructions, safe operating procedures, and job hazard analyses
    • Records: E-mails or letters from management to employees, safety meeting minutes, mishap logs, audit reports, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations, inspection reports, risk assessments, and training records
    • Interviews: Management personnel, supervisors, and employees
    • Observation: Walk through some workplaces to observe conditions for yourself.
  2. For each management system element, discuss the objective evidence you found or were unable to find. Evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s implementation of each element against available reference sources and best practice information. Use the following four-tier evaluation scheme to rate each element:
    • World Class: OHS performance
    • Strong: Conforming/complete, may have minor gaps with action plans
    • Moderate: Scattered non-conformances need to be addressed, positive trends/major elements in place
    • Limited: Multiple or significant systemic non-conformances exist.

    Appropriate references include the course textbook; textbooks from other college-level courses; ANSI/AIHA Z10-2012; other published consensus standards like ANSI, ASSE, AIHA, ISO, and NFPA; OSHA standards and voluntary guidelines; and articles published in professional journals. Blogs, Wikipedia,,, and other unmonitored Internet resources are not considered scholarly references and should not be used. Please contact your professor if you have any questions about the appropriateness of a source.

  3. If an element is found to be less than World Class, provide recommendations for improvement. Be sure to use appropriate scholarly sources to support your recommendations.
  4. Provide a summary of the overall status of the organization’s safety management system and comment on the degree of alignment between the safety management system and other management system efforts utilized at the facility.

Must be a minimum of seven pages and a maximum of 10 pages in length, not including the title and reference pages. A minimum of five professional sources must be used.

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