Environment, Health and Safety Manual - Chapter 01.14: EHS Management System - Inspection Plan

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Environment, Health and Safety Manual - Chapter 01.14: EHS Management System - Inspection Plan

General

To achieve full compliance with the annual workplace inspection requirements of Section 1-8 and 1-9 of the Environment, Health and Safety Plan, inspections will be performed by one or more of the following: employees (self-inspection), Workplace Safety Environment Committee members, Department of Environment, Health and Safety personnel, state and federal agency personnel, insurance underwriter personnel, or a combination of these.

Department of Environment, Health and Safety Inspection Priorities

  • Fire Safety: Will inspect places of public assembly at least annually.
  • Chemical Safety: Will inspect chemical laboratories suspected of using hazardous materials which have not submitted a Laboratory Safety Plan.
  • Radiation Safety: Will inspect radioactive materials laboratories according to policy.
  • Workplace Safety: Will inspect areas that fall under the Hazards Management Plan according to policy. Will inspect clinic areas according to JCAHO standards.
  • Biological Safety: Will inspect containment laboratories at least annually.

Self-Inspection Program

Each work unit is suggested to perform a self-inspection annually. The objectives of the self-inspection program are:

  1. comply with the State Workplace Safety Program requirements
  2. educate, inform, and heighten awareness of employees regarding safety in their work environments

Upon completion, the checklists will be returned to the Department of Environment, Health and Safety for review, follow-up, and data entry. In addition to the basic checklist, an environment-specific questionnaire will be included. This questionnaire will request a personnel update and confirmation that training has been conducted. In addition, the following areas will be emphasized in the environment-specific questionnaire:

  • Laboratory Environment: Update of the Laboratory Safety Plan and Chemical inventory and location.
  • Clinic Environment: Identification of specialized safety requirements related to JCAHO or other certification agencies.
  • Industrial Environment: Identification of operations that have specific regulatory training requirements, e.g., confined space entry.
  • Maintenance Environment: Identification of operations that have specific regulatory training requirements, e.g., lock-out, tag-out procedures.
  • Support Services Environment: Identification of operations that have specific regularly training requirements, e.g., hazard communication standard, fork-lifts, DOT regulations.
  • Office Environment: Ergonomics information questionnaire to identify work needing follow-up inspection. This questionnaire will be distributed to all employees who use video display terminals by the Human Resources Facilitator.

Contact Information

Policy Contact

Environment, Health and Safety
1120 Estes Drive
Campus Box #1650
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1650
Phone: 919-962-5507

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