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					HOW TO CONDUCT AN
 EFFECTIVE SAFETY
   ASSESSMENT

   OFFICE SPACES
Why should you be conducting
assessments?

   To spot unsafe conditions and
    equipment
   To focus on unsafe work practices or
    behavior trends before the lead to
    injuries
   Reveal the need for new safeguards
   To provide a safe working environment
    for all workers
What should I look for during an
office assessment?

   Emergency Egress
   Work Environment
   Ergonomics
   Emergency Information
   Fire Prevention
   Electrical Systems
   Employee Behavior
Emergency Egress
   Blocked or locked
    doorways
   Locking devices that can
    impede emergency
    egress
   Properly marked exits
   Properly illuminated exits
   Clear aisles and
    pathways
Emergency Exit/Evacuation
Work Environment
                  Clean, sanitary and
                   orderly work spaces
                  Tripping hazards such as
                   loose tiles, carpeting,
                   flooring paper & boxes
                  Are drawers kept open
                   when not in use
                  Are items stored above
                   shoulder level and
                   unsecured
Work Environment
Ergonomics
   Are workstations
    configured to prevent
    employee discomfort
    and injury
   Are employees aware of
    ergonomic risk factors
   Have employees
    received ergonomic
    training
   Have employees
    received ergonomic
    survey
Emergency Information
   Are emergency phone numbers posted
    where they can be readily found
   Are employees trained in emergency
    procedures
   Are evacuation procedures and
    diagrams posted
Emergency Phone Numbers &
Assembly Areas/Rally Points
Fire Prevention
   Are portable fire extinguishers readily
    available and unobstructed
   Are fire pull stations clearly marked and
    unobstructed
   Are all fire sprinkler heads kept clear and
    unobstructed (at least 18 inches)
   Are space heaters used and authorized
Emergency Exit & Equipment
Electrical Systems
   Are extension cords/power strips kept
    uncoupled (piggy-backed)
   Are all extension cords/power strips
    provided by the agency
   Are electrical outlets clear of combustible
    materials
   Do electrical cords create trip hazards
   Are extension cords used as permanent
    wiring
Employee Behavior
   Are employees observing established
    safety rules
   Do employees minimize hazards by
    applying Operational Risk Management
    principles
   Are employee allowed to report unsafe
    conditions or acts without restraint
Behavior based changes need you




      Stop Unsafe Acts and apply
           Corrective Action
SUMMARY
   Promoting Safety
   Monthly Assessment Program
   Positive Findings (above & beyond
    minimum requirements)
   Assessments – emergency info, egress,
    environment, ergonomics, fire
    prevention, electrical, unsafe behavior

				
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