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Audit Vs. Inspection

Topic : Safety Management

Difference between Audit and Inspection 

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In audit we ensure that organization is following safety management system.

In Inspection we try to find out unsafe conditions and assess the use of control measures.


Audit involves the examination of whole health and safety management system.

In workplace inspection looking at safety practices and checks records in workplace.


Audit is used for verify safety standards in organization

Inspection is used to lowers cost associated with the accidents and incidents.


Audit examine that precaution taken for hazards and unsafe condition meet to the companies safety standard

Inspection observes unsafe practices


In audit checks the workplace

Inspection may require only basic competence


Audit is done by trained and approved auditors

Inspection is done by the team within organization


Audit is based on review of documentary evidence, back by personal interviews at all levels and observation

Inspection is based on workplace observation with less paper work and interviews of operators.


Audit required detailed planning and resources.

Inspection required limited planning and inspectors time.


Audit usually done annually or as per organization requirement

Inspections are done on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly etc.


Aim of audit to improvement of health and safety management system at high level

Inspections focus on equipment’s, operation level and activities by taking corrective actions.

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Workplace Safety Matters - Offenses / Violation

Topic : Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety Matters 

When we think about workplace safety, images of construction workers hanging off skyscrapers or power line technicians in cherry pickers often pop into our heads, but there are hazards in any

1. Workplace
2. Office environments.

The top three causes of workplace injuries were:
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Overexertion in lifting (such as a strain or sprain caused by lifting something too heavy)
  • Contact with an object or equipment (being hit by something)
While some injuries might be unlikely in an office or other relatively low-risk environment, certainly a slip-and-fall or lifting injury is possible anywhere.

Reducing hazards as much as possible and training employees about the risks can go a long way toward prevention.
Common Safety Offenses / Violation
  1. Non compliance Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  2.  Electrical Hazardsinsulation, incomplete circuit devices, mislabeled circuit’s components etc.
  3. Removing Machine Guarding
  4. Hazard Communication: Mislabeling and the absence of safety data sheet
  5. Not using Fall Protection while work at height
  6. Not providing Lockout and Tagout on energized equipment while carrying out maintenance work.
  7. A blocked or obstructed in place Portable Fire Extinguisher/ Fire hydrant line
  8. Welding and compressed gasses: Not using Welding shield and mask while carrying out the work
  9. Training Records: Failure to document training records
  10. Emergency exit violations usually include fire exits that have been blocked and can not be accessed.
  11. Storage violations:  Improper storage in Warehouse.
  12. Manual Lifting: Incorrect method of lifting (Loading / Unloading) materials.
  13. Forklift Violation: Non skilled drivers, Driver not paying attention and hit something.
  14. Ladder:  Due to misuse or faulty maintenance, using damage ladder and inappropriate ladder to carry out the work.


Workplace Safety & Health Tips

Topic: Workplace Safety 
Workplace Safety & Health Tips
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The first step before commencing of any project/work is to maintain the SAFETY of employees.

Every workplace is different, so it is important for organization to develop an OSH program that addresses the specific needs of your operation. This OSH Program can serve as a starting point towards safety.

Once you have developed your OSH program, you will need to review it at least once a year to make sure it remains current and effective. An annual review will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your program so you can focus on the areas that need improvement.

Here we are taking some initiative to share some of the Workplace Safety and Health Tips for the well being of your employees.
  1. Be aware of your surroundings
  2. Keep correct posture to protect your back
  3. Use tools and machines properly
  4. Keep emergency exits easily accessible
  5. Report unsafe conditions to your supervisor
  6. Wear the correct safety equipment
  7. Never take shortcuts
  8. Clean and organize your workspace
  9. Obey safety signs, stickers, and tags
  10. Be alert and awake on the job 
Some Good Practices:
  • Monitor ongoing health and safety procedures
  • Identify hazards through inspections and incident investigations
  • Investigate accidents and employee concerns
  • Recommend opportunities to improve conditions
  • Promote compliance with health and safety requirements
  • Promote cooperation throughout the team 
Safely is Everyone’s Responsibility
  • Work together to identify health and safety concerns and make recommendations to help reduce incidents.
  • Provide a means to communicate and improve safety awareness.
  • Consult with management and employees to find ways to reduce and prevent accidents.
  • Develop individual and group responsibilities, and improve techniques for safe work practices.
  • Promote safety throughout the organization.
  • Promote compliance with the Regulation and the Act. 

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Fire Safety : Don't give fire a chance

 Topic : Fire Safety 🔥

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Don't give fire a chance

There is plenty of air, fuel and ignition sources at every workplace. So we have all got to be on our toes to prevent fire.

Here are some ways.

  • Store all combustibles away from ignition source.  

  • Protect the equipment from falling hot metal while overhead flame cutting or welding is carried out.   

  • Use fire resistant blanket for covering the equipment and fire watch is made available with fire extinguisher.  

  • Do not smoke near flammables materials or in “NO SMOKING” area.  

  • Report any possible fire hazard you notice.      

  • Help protect temporary electric wiring from possible damage.  

  • Ensure the distribution is NOT OVERLOADED  In case of fire in or near live electrical equipment, use dry chemical extinguisher, not water.  

  • In hot work jobs, be sure combustibles are safe from ignition. Have a FIRE EXTINGUISHER handy for welding and cutting operations or when open flame equipment is used.  

  • Know where the closest fire extinguisher is located. Know how to use it. Check to see that fire extinguisher is in clear, in proper condition and ready for instant use.  

  • We do everything we can to try to keep our workplaces fire –safe-but it takes your help, all the time.



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