Safety Audit


In addition to compliance with federal safety requirements, California employers must have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) specifically designed for that employer. The purpose of this audit is to review all of the required elements of the employer’s IIPP; determine whether other company-specific safety programs are required (e.g., lockout-tagout); review recordkeeping for workplace illnesses or injuries (as required); assess the employer’s plans for potential workplace violence; and recommend implementation of measures to enhance workplace safety.

The following are various documents, practices and processes reviewed during this audit:

Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Written?
Revisions?
Includes all required elements?
Signed by senior management?

Safety responsibilities
Appropriate individual(s)?
Employee awareness?
Accessibility to those responsible?

Employee compliance
Safety rules?
Employee awareness?
Recognition programs?
Disciplinary measures?

Safety communications
Handbook?
Orientation?
Meetings?
Postings?
Suggestions?

Hazard assessment/correction
Identification of hazards?
Evaluation of hazards?
How often conducted?
Abatement process?
Effectiveness of abatement measures?
Timeliness?
Accident exposure/investigation
Reporting process?
Individual(s) responsible?
Investigative procedures?
Investigation form?

Employee training
General safety training?
Specific safety training?
When conducted?
By whom?
Supervisory training?

Safety committee
Members?
Frequency of meetings?
Issues discussed?

Recordkeeping
Inspections?
Timetable for corrections?
Safety training?
Safety committee meetings?
Logs of workplace injuries or illnesses?

Agency inspection process
Designated individual(s)?
Responsibilities prior to and during inspection