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Internal Inspection Procedues


This plan illustrates how employees and safety committee members should respond to safety concerns.

First Situation:  Immediate and/or Life Threatening Danger
If there is an immediate danger to an employee or student, the individual performing the inspection or observing the situation should:

  • Alert anyone in the area of danger. 
  • Secure the area and/or isolate the danger.
  • Notify the supervisor for the area. 
  • Notify the maintenance department.
  • Document who has been contacted.
  • Submit the inspection or information to the safety committee chair/representative.
  • Have the chair/representative send a copy of the inspection to the supervisor, so they can indicate how the situation was or will be resolved.  

An example of this may be a bare electrical wire, wet or slippery floors, broken pipes, leaking oils or chemicals, or improper use of equipment.


  • Second Situation:  Other Safety Concerns
    When an inspection reveals an unsafe situation, the inspector should:
  • Share information with the safety committee chair.
  • Provide the chair with a copy of the Inspection Form, so they may send it and a Safety Inspection
  • Response Form to the department supervisor.

Have the supervisor document on the Safety Inspection Response Form when and what action was or will be taken, if any, to correct the concern and then return the form back to the chair within five days (ie. work order processed, organized area, cleaned hallway, etc.).
An example of this may include burned out lights, missing exit or emergency shelter signs, cord covers, and broken or missing hand rail.


Written by Lenore Koliha   
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2012 20:40