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Organizational Inspection

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The bases of an audit is known as an official inspection of an individual's or organization's accounts, typically by an independent body. When it comes to conducting audits within an organizations occupational safety and health management system, ANSI/AIHA Z10 shall establish and implement a process (Manuele, 2014, p.463). The audit must incorporate elements required of Z10 to ensure and determine the effectiveness or ineffectiveness an organization or agencies safety and health management system. It is during these audits if deficiencies are found, they are to be documented and communicated with the intent of correcting and ensuring a prevention plan is developed and incorporated into their safety management system. These deficiencies may include contributing hazards associated…show more content…
With that said, the Army safety management system audits are usually conducted internally of the MACOMs down to the company and detachment levels to ensure Z10 compliance. These audits are assessed under the Organizational Inspection Program (OIP) which manages all inspections both internal and external into a single cohesive program focused on command objectives. The OIP proponent is the office of the Inspector General (IG) and only they can authorize and or approve exceptions or waivers under controlling law and regulations. This directs commanders to utilize the OIP program in assessing readiness and capabilities at the lowest levels. Consequently, it provides leaders and subordinates at each level the ability to assess their unit and identify any aspects of hazards of risks related to managing the occupational safety and health system. This also identifies the culture, distinguished from goals set by leaders relating to performance measures and sense of responsibility within the units
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