Preparing for a Surprise Workplace Inspection

Surprise inspections are a reality faced by businesses across a wide range of countries and industries. There’s always a lot riding on your ability to make a good impression on the person who knocks on your door with a checklist and a clipboard. What’s at stake will vary, but workplaces often face the prospect of fines, loss of customer business, damage to company reputation, and even prosecutions.

With all of this in mind, being prepared to the best of your ability is vital!

Know the Odds

What is the likelihood that an inspector will arrive at your workplace tomorrow?  If they do, what will they be looking for? The more accurately you can answer these questions, the more likely it is that you’ll be ready if they do show up!

There are several pieces of information you can use to predict the odds of being targeted for a surprise inspection. … Read more...

Fire Safety Week, OSHA’s Workplace Hazards Video Game, UK Whistleblowers Prompt Inspections and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • International Fire and Emergency Responder Safety Week
  • OSHA releases a workplace hazards video game
  • European Commission sets safety goals for 2014-2020
  • Study shows small business less likely to offer health programs
  • Whistleblowers are prompting more HSE inspections in the UK
  • An unconventional approach to boosting workplace productivity

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • OSHA Online Video Game for Identifying Workplace Hazards. Check it out here.
  • Intelex Attends ASSE Safety 2014. Find out more here.
  • Journal