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Course 716 - Safety Management System Evaluation

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Safety Program Survey

This survey closely mirrors the Safety and Health Program Assessment Worksheet OSHA consultants use in evaluating employers for SHARP certification. Be sure to answer all the statements. You will be able to calculate your total score after completing the survey.

I. Hazard Anticipation and Detection

1. A comprehensive baseline hazard survey has been conducted within the past five years.

2. Effective safety and health self-inspections are performed regularly.

3. Effective surveillance of established hazard controls is conducted.

4. An effective hazard reporting system exists.

5. Change analysis is performed whenever a change in facilities, equipment, materials, or processes occurs.

6. Accidents are investigated for root causes.

7. Material Safety Data Sheets are used to reveal potential hazards associated with chemical products in the workplace.

8. Effective job hazard analysis is performed.

9. Expert hazard analysis is performed.

10. Incidents (non-injury events) are investigated for root causes.

II. Hazard Prevention and Control

11. Feasible engineering controls are in place.

12. Effective safety and health rules and work practices are in place.

13. Applicable OSHA-mandated programs are effectively in place.

14. Personal protective equipment is effectively used.

15. Housekeeping is properly maintained.

16. The organization is properly prepared for emergency situations.

17. The organization has an effective plan for providing competent emergency medical care to employees and others present at the site.

18. Effective preventive maintenance is performed.

19. An effective procedure for tracking hazard correction is in place.

III. Planning and Evaluation

20. Workplace injury/illness data are effectively analyzed.

21. Hazard incidence data are effectively analyzed.

22. A safety and health goal and supporting objectives exist.

23. An action plan designed to accomplish the organization's safety and health objectives is in place.

24. A review of in-place OSHA-mandated programs is conducted at least annually.

25. A review of the overall safety and health management system is conducted at least annually.

IV. Administration and Supervision

26. Safety and health program tasks are each specifically assigned to a person or position for performance and coordination.

27. Each assignment of safety and health responsibly is clearly communicated.

28. An accountability mechanism is included with each assignment of safety and health responsibility.

29. Individuals with assigned safety and health responsibilities have the necessary knowledge, skills, and timely information to perform their duties.

30. Individuals with assigned safety and health responsibilities have the authority to perform their duties.

31. Individuals with assigned responsibilities have the resources to perform their duties.

32. Organizational policies promote the performance of safety and health responsibilities.

33. Organizational policies result in correction of non-performance of safety and health responsibilities.

V. Safety and Health Training

34. Employees receive appropriate safety and health training.

35. New employee orientation includes applicable safety and health information.

36. Supervisors receive appropriate safety and health training.

37. Supervisors receive training that covers the supervisory aspects of their safety and health responsibilities.

38. Safety and health training is provided to managers.

39. Relevant safety and health aspects are integrated into management training.

VI. Management Leadership

40. Top management policy establishes clear priority for safety and health.

41. Top management considers safety and health to be a line rather than a staff function.

42. Top management provides competent safety and health staff support to line managers and supervisors.

43. Managers personally follow safety and health rules.

44. Managers delegate the authority necessary for personnel to carry out their assigned safety and health responsibilities.

45. Managers allocate the resources needed to properly support the organizations safety and health system.

46. Managers assure that appropriate safety and health training is provided.

47. Managers support fair and effective policies that promote safety and health performance.

48. Top management is involved in the planning and evaluation of safety and health performance.

49. Top management values employee involvement and participation in safety and health issues.

VII. Employee Involvement

50. There is an effective process to involve employees in safety and health issues.

51. Employees are involved in organizational decision making in regard to safety and health.

52. Employees are involved in decision making in regard to the allocation of safety and health resources.

53. Employees are involved in organizational decision making in regard to safety and health training.

54. Employees participate in hazard detection activities.

55. Employees participate in hazard prevention and control activities.

56. Employees participate in the safety and health training of co-workers.

57. Employees participate in safety and health planning activities.

58. Employees participate in the evaluation of safety and health performance.

Calculate your score below. The higher the score, the better. Hopefully, taking this survey has given you some insight into your company's safety and health management system, and what it will take to get SHARP Certified.

The results of your score is summarized below: