G2 Audits University Health and Safety Plans
A health and safety plan identifies hazards that could harm workers and outlines procedures to prevent and address accidents and injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that each plan should at minimum include these elements:
- Policy or goals statement
- List of responsible persons
- Hazard identification
- Hazard controls and safe practices
- Emergency and accident response
- Employee training and communication
Having this plan reviewed by a health and safety professional can ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and offer insights for improvements.
When a university reached out to G2’s health and safety professionals, they were looking for assurance that their health and safety plan was in compliance and would keep students and faculty healthy and safe.
G2 offers three types of health and safety audits: compliance, management, and program. For the university, G2 focused on all three. G2 gathered information from stakeholders in the Environmental Health and Safety facilities and science department about the current state of 30 regulatory required safety programs. The audit ensured they complied with regulatory standards and aligned with industry best practices.
Establishing and executing a compliant health and safety plan can significantly improve business operations by increasing productivity, lowering medical and insurance expenses, and boosting employees’ well-being.
Navigating this process alone can be time-consuming and challenging. Read how G2 worked side-by-side with the university to create and implement effective, healthy changes for their faculty and students.
Posted October 15, 2019 by in Health and Safety