A safety audit is a systematic approach conducted for the purpose of assessing and evaluating unsafe hazards in the workplace. They address health, safety and fire hazard identification. Most work site audits will review and examine compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory and industry safety requirements, as well as employee training and documentation of compliance.
Safety audits are sometimes conducted by insurance carriers as a means to evaluate the extent of risk they are taking on, and typically they are open to conducting inspections if requested by an insured. Outside safety consultants may also be hired to conduct such an inspection. A good safety audit can bring about positive change.
We at Gunnin Insurance & Risk Management Services, Inc. are your workers’ compensation advocate. We strive to promote positive outcomes for employers and employees alike. Helping our clients to recognize exposures and enhance their programs is one of our many value-added services. Please reach out for any insurance or risk management needs you may have.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, or for additional information on this very important topic.