This text is about survival-about surviving an OSHA audit. It's a road map through the process, a template, a user-friendly how-to-do-it manual that should be part of any OSHA-regulated facility's survival package. Will it help you survive an OSHA audit? It can't hurt-and if you follow it, it will help.
Table of Contents
- Introduction - Scope of the Text - Definitions - Key Terms Defined - The Bottom Line
- Introduction - Specific Compliance Requirements - Being Prepared - Being Specific - Workplace Audit Checklist Items (Related To Work Areas) - Specific Checklist Audit Items
- Introduction - Employers Required to Keep & Maintain OSHA Records - Employer (regularly) Exempt from OSHA Record-Keeping - Why Is Recordkeeping Important? - OSHA-200 Record Form - Medical Surveillance Records - Training Records - Will OSHA Provide Help? - Training Records: For Audit Purposes - Attendance Rosters - Other Records - Documentation (Training)
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
- Introduction - OSHA's PPE Requirement - What Is PPE? - Hazard Assessment - Employee Training - PPE Training Guide - PPE & The OSHA Audit
HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROGRAM
- Introduction - HazCom & OSHA Compliance - Sample HazCom Program - HazCom Audit Items
COMPLYING WITH OSHA'S LABORATORY STANDARD
- Introduction - OSHA Compliance Requirements - Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) - Chemical Hygiene Plan: Requirements - Chemical Hygiene Plan: An Example - Summary & Miscellaneous Components of CHP - Waste Management: Hazards & Practices - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) - Complying with RCRA - Hazardous Waste Generator - Waste Management Practices - On-Site Hazardous Waste Storage - Transporting Hazardous Lab Waste Off-Site - Shipping Documents - Safety Showers/Eyewash Stations - Eyewash Fountains - Personal Eyewash Stations - Weather & the Outdoor Eyewash/Shower Station - Emergency Safety (Deluge) Showers - Emergency Response - Emergency Response: Requirements - Emergency Response Procedures for the Environmental Laboratory (an example) - Fire Safety - Stopping Fires - Classes of Fire & Proper Extinguishers - Using Fire Extinguishers - Electrical Safety - First Aid For Shock Victims - Physical & Mechanical Hazards - Compressed Gas Safety - Compressed Gas Cylinders-A Description - General Safety Considerations for Compressed Gases - Centrifuges Safety - Pipetting Safety - Fall Protection-Lab - Medical Emergency Response - OSHA Audit Checklist Items/Procedures-Lab
COMPLYING WITH CONFINED SPACE SAFETY
- Introduction - What Is A Confined Space? - Confined Space Entry Program (A Sample) - Confined Space Audit Items
COMPLYING WITH PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT (PSM)
- Introduction - Specific PSM Requirements - Specific PSM OSHA Compliance Requirements - Preparing For Employee Interviews for PSM Audit
COMPLYING WITH RESPIRATORY PROTECTION STANDARD
- Introduction - Written Respiratory Protection Program (Requirements)
COMPLYING WITH LOCKOUT/TAGOUT
- Introduction - Lockout/Tagout Program (A Sample)
- Introduction - OSHA Required Postings - OSHA 2203 - The Annual Summary of Occupational Injuries & Illness - Information Warning of Danger of Exposure to Toxic or Dangerous Materials - Citations - Abatement Verification - Specific Posting Audit Items
- Introduction - The Self-Audit Process - Additional OSHA Audit Requirements - Hearing Conservation (29 CFR 1910.95) - Electrical Safety - Fire Safety - Indoor Air Quality - Miscellaneous Safety Programs - OSHA Audit: Outbrief - The Bottom Line - The Real Bottom Line
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frank R. Spellman is the Environmental Health and Safety Manager for a large wastewater treatment sanitation district in southeastern Virginia. He has extensive experience in environmental science and engineering, both in the military and civilian communities. His degrees are in business (BS, MBA), public administration (BA), and environmental science (MS, Ph.D.). In his present position, his responsibilities over the last nine years have included research on air, noise and water pollution control, solid waste management and reuse of biosolids, management of programs dealing with hazardous materials emergency response training, abatement of asbestos and lead, process safety management and risk management planning, as well as general environmental and safety programs. Mr. Spellman regularly consults with area facilities on OSHA compliance, and speaks on several environmental and engineering topics, primarily those dealing with hazardous materials emergency response procedures.
A professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Water Environment Federation, and the Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers, Dr. Spellman is a certified safety professional and a certified hazardous materials manager. He has written eleven books dealing with health and safety issues, and with environmental engineering disciplines.