Vigilant Training Courses

Safety Inspections

Course Description

In this workshop, our instructor will take several photos at your facility before the class begins, then participants will inspect real-life hazards and at-risk behaviors caught on camera at your own company.

This method teaches participants how to identify hazards that can cause injuries/illnesses or lead to unnecessary OSHA citations and penalties, and just how big those penalties can be.

Using a proven safety performance model, participants will not only learn strategies around finding and fixing hazards, but will also learn how to be a good supervisor by educating, observing, evaluating, intervening and coaching employees to create a strong workplace safety culture. Part of good workplace safety management is not only properly assessing risk, but also understanding the relationship between the probability of an incident and the severity of its impact. When employees understand the impact an incident can have on their lives or on the company, it becomes easier to intervene and coach when immediate changes need to occur.  Thus, the more effective a supervisor can be when conducting a workplace safety inspection by identifying root causes and making good recommendations to correct deficiencies in the system, the easier it is to have a safer work environment.

Participants will learn how to do this by:

  • Exploring the hierarchy of controls;
  • Listing the hazards associated with certain surfaces, chemicals, spaces, processes and types of work;
  • Identifying the current and potential hazards at their own workplace, prioritizing corrective measures, and learning how to follow up to evaluate whether the hazard has been adequately fixed or controlled; 
  • Finally, participants will be asked to write down and share what they personally plan to do to improve workplace safety when they return to their facility.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training program, you will be able to:

  • Identify workplace hazards.
  • Explain the process for eliminating hazards in the workplace.
  • Discuss why hazards, once fixed, reoccur in the workplace.

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