Hands on General Inspection of Rm A111
A health and safety general inspection of an automobile workshop located at A111 was performed on January 28, 2017 at 1335hrs. The objective of the inspection was:
1. To identify actual/potential hazards in the work area.
2. Observe the students as they performed work in the automotive shop.
3. To recommend corrective actions based on the inspection/observation.
4. To recommend potential revisions to the inspection checklist to enhance/improve the hazard control program.
The following report details the components of the inspection that were identified as concerns by the inspection team through the use of an inspection checklist and observation of the work activities. The results of the inspection…show more content…
MSDS: An MSDS binder was present in the shop, but carts and equipment carriers were positioned in front of the MSDS board. As a result, the MSDS was not assessable for further inspection.
Supplier workplace WHMIS labels: Most of the chemicals used by the mechanics were decanted into plastic containers with no identifier workplace labels on them.
PPE use: A majority of the workers were wearing the appropriate PPE, but a number of them were not wearing hand gloves or safety glasses while performing tasks. In general, the ventilation of the shop was adequate, housekeeping was in good condition, the car lifting mechanisms had safety latches on them, the electrical cords were in good condition, and the shop was well lit. Interviews could not be conducted with the students and staff of the shop, hence, a number of elements of the inspection checklist could be verified.
Corrective actions and recommendations to reduce identified safety and ergonomic risk factors are provided in this report and includes engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment controls.
Even with proper setup and equipment, it is important to provide education and training to provide awareness of potential safety and ergonomic risk factors and strategies on how to minimize their risk of exposure.
An engineering change, such as the introduction of new workstation equipment or the redesign of the work area, can be utilized to eliminate or considerably reduce the worker’s