Compliance with regulatory safety standards not only helps companies protect their employees from hazardous situations in the work place, but also protects employers from hefty regulatory fines for non-compliance.
Whether companies are conducting their own workplace safety inspection or OSHA is conducting an audit, a centralized system to organize and track records is imperative to a healthy safety culture. Quantum’s Inspection and Audit module provides a platform to organize and implement the results of an inspection or audit.
To maintain an effective safety program, companies should conduct regular scheduled internal inspections. Conducting internal inspections allows safety managers to identify and eliminate safety hazards. Internal inspections also prepare companies for safety audits, should OSHA or other regulatory authorities arrive on-site to conduct one.
Using hard copy documents to track records is inefficient, as paper copies can be easily misplaced or worn over time. Misplacing inspection and audit results can have detrimental effects on a company such as violations to regulatory standards, resulting in heavy fines of up to $70,000/violation.