• Learn More About Car Theft Prevention
  • 4 Tips for Space Heater Safety
  • 6 Ideas to Cut Heating Costs This Winter
  • 5 Car Features That Will Soon Be Standard
  • Preparing Your Fleet for Winter

How to Perform a Safety Audit for Your Business

 

One of your responsibilities as a business owner is to provide a safe environment for employees, customers, vendors and other visitors.

You’re at risk if employees or others suffer an injury on your property. You could be susceptible to civil lawsuits and criminal actions. To help cut this risk, periodic safety audits can help you maintain and constantly improve the safety standards within your location.

A safety audit can give your business an objective assessment of risk levels, help you comply with regulatory standards and create both a healthier and happier workforce. Many businesses audit their safety posture after first creating a health and safety program tailored to the needs and nature of the business.

Some use audits to align with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) federal standards, while 22 states operate their own OSHA-approved safety and health standards.

Beyond regulatory needs, OSHA points out that a safety program can bring many other benefits to a business such as:

  • Preventing workplace injuries and illnesses
  • Improving compliance with laws and regulations
  • Reducing costs, including significant reductions in workers’ compensation premiums
  • Engaging workers
  • Enhancing a business’s social responsibility goals
  • Increasing productivity and business operations


Planning
Before beginning a safety audit, your team should take time to review pertinent documentation such as:

  • Accident reports
  • Company policy statements
  • Employee training requirements and participation records
  • Industry best-practices guidelines
  • Inspection results and corrective actions implemented
  • State and federal guidelines and laws Read More
Recent Articles & News
  • Learn More About Car Theft Prevention
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • 4 Tips for Space Heater Safety
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • 6 Ideas to Cut Heating Costs This Winter
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • 5 Car Features That Will Soon Be Standard
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Preparing Your Fleet for Winter
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Safest and Most Dangerous States for Pedestrians
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Don’t Help Crooks Steal Your Car
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Renting Out Your House or Investment Property: 10 Things to Consider
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Safeguard Your Business with a Distracted Driving Policy
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Four Steps to Safer Drivers
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • 6 Considerations Before Joining a Nonprofit Board
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • How Does Cyber Insurance Work?
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • 3 Steps for Data Assessment, Inventory & Classification
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Boost Your Cyber IQ [Tool]
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • 9 Key Elements of a Data Security Policy
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Agribusiness Insurance
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • What is Personal Liability Insurance Coverage?
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Preparing for the Risks of 3D Printing in Manufacturing
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Cyber Risks and Your Business [Video]
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • What is Personal Property Coverage?
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • 8 Elements of a Fleet Safety Program
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Dwelling Coverage
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Rental Car Insurance: Does My Insurance Cover It?
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Why You Need a Renters Insurance Policy
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • 5 Questions to Ask Your Insurance Rep About Renters Insurance
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • How Does Renters Insurance Work?
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • How the Home Insurance Claim Process Works
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Information You May Need for a Homeowners Insurance Quote
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline
  • Is Your Home Insured to Its Replacement Cost?
    anemptytextlline
    anemptytextlline