CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AUDITS - OSHA MOCK INSPECTIONS
Completed by Certified Safety Professionals
Be Prepared for an OSHA Inspection
Meets OSHA Compliance Inspection Requirements
Professional Reports with OSHA Regulations References
Include Recommendations and Corrective Action Tracking
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Progressive Safety Management provides Construction Safety Audits / OSHA Mock Inspections by qualified Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) with over 15 years experience. Many of our field inspectors have worked closely and/or have prior OSHA Compliance Officer experience.
Conducting periodic Construction Safety Audits provide the following benefits:
Prepares management, supervisors, and employees for the real thing - what to expect and what to do
Identifies OSHA compliance issues and allows you to correct them to avoid costly OSHA citations
Meets OSHA regulatory compliance self inspection requirements
Shows OSHA, in case of an OSHA inspection, your organization/project is a proactive safety culture that practices continuous safety improvement
Construction Safety Audits are a part of hazard identification and assessment as well as hazard prevention and control which are two of the seven core elements of OSHA’s Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. In order to ensure that your facilities, job sites, and crews remain safe and free of chronic hazards, we provide on-location Construction Safety Audits to help identify discrepancies that could cause your company to be fined in the event of an audit. We provide cutting-edge technology, personal expertise, and a strong line of communication with your company to ensure that each item identified can be reviewed & corrected without interrupting productive man hours
Why do construction companies need construction site safety audits, assessments, and/or inspections?
4,679 workers were killed on the job in 2014 [BLS 2014 workplace fatality preliminary data] (3.3 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) – on average, almost 90 a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
Out of 4,251 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2014, 874 or 20.5% were in construction―that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by electrocution, struck by object, and caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (58.1%) the construction worker deaths in 2014, BLS reports. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 508 workers' lives in America every year.
Construction safety is one of OSHA’s top concerns and is among the most dangerous industries in the country. Construction inspections comprise 60% of OSHA’s total inspections. In North Carolina, 707 inspections were conducted in the Construction industry alone between October 2014 and September 2015. These 707 inspections resulted in 2,195 citations totaling more than $2.1 million.
OSHA conducts inspections based on order of priority: Imminent Danger, Fatality, Employee Complaint, Targeted Inspections, and Follow-up Inspections.
OSHA also announced a new initiative for the construction industry called the Construction Focused Inspection Initiative.
This initiative is a significant departure from how OSHA has previously conducted construction site inspections.
Previously, OSHA would complete a comprehensive inspection which included all contractors on site and covered all sections of the OSHA Standards, a “wall to wall” inspection.
This new initiative allows OSHA to recognize the efforts of responsible contractors who have implemented effective safety and health programs/plans. For contractors that have accomplished this and qualify, the inspection is limited to an abbreviated walk-around inspection focusing on:
Verification of the safety and health program/plan effectiveness by interviews and observation;
The four leading hazards (falls, struck by, caught in/between, electrical) and;
Other serious hazards observed by the CSHO
The Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) conducting a Focused Inspection is not required to inspect the entire project.
The CSHO will make the determination as to whether a project’s safety and health program/plan is effective, but if conditions observed on the project indicate otherwise, the CSHO may immediately terminate the Focused Inspection and conduct a comprehensive inspection.
What does this mean for construction companies?
If your project is going to be inspected, qualifying for the Focused Inspection Initiative can have tremendous benefits compared to a wall to wall comprehensive inspection by making a much smaller impact on production and citation potential.
Progressive Safety Management can provide your company an assessment to ensure you are prepared and qualify for this initiative as well as conduct inspections as if you were being inspected by a CSHO under this initiative.
If you company or project needs any assistance developing the programs to qualify for this initiative, Progressive Safety Management can do this as well.