The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines several measures to be taken by industrial enterprises to ensure the safety of workers. Prescribing the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is one of the vital elements of OSHA regulations (29 CFR 1910. Subpart I) . OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Inspections help companies ensure they are compliant with these safety norms.

Let’s look at some of the key elements concerning OSHA PPE Walkthrough Inspections. 

  • What do OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Inspections involve?
  • Why are these inspections essential for safety and compliance?
  • How does Fielda help safety inspectors conduct these audits with minimum effort?

What do OSHA OSHA Personal Protective Equipment Inspections include: During OSHA walkthrough inspections, the focus is on identifying risks and hazards associated with specific jobs and tasks and ensuring workers are provided with proper PPE. In addition, these inspections include observations about staff training; are they adequately educated about the risks involved and the safety equipment they must use? They also ensure that workers are using the right equipment. Whether they are helmets, protective glasses, gloves, steel-tipped boots, or gas masks, they need to be of the suitable material and specifications for the particular job being performed. 

Why are these OSHA PPE Walkthrough Inspections important: There are several elements to the PPE inspection. It is not enough if risks are identified, but the protective gear is not provided to staff. Likewise, if the equipment is available but teams are not adequately trained, it can still result in accidents. PPE provided must also be optimized to ensure protection against job-related hazards or toxic substances being handled. These inspections are required to help companies keep a tight watch on the condition and the usage of PPE to avoid the risk of injury and death. Lapses in using the right PPE can also result in disruptions to work, loss of productivity, and penalties for failure to comply with OSHA regulations.  

Fielda’s OSHA PPE Walkthrough Inspection Report checklists: Depending on the type of industry and the job hazards involved, safety inspectors must gather vastly different data. Fielda helps inspection teams design, edit and use custom templates suitable for these various data collection needs. The primary purpose of these inspections is to enable review, corrections, and compliance. Fielda helps inspection teams share silo data with internal teams for remediation and action. Reviews can also be conducted, and the information is seamlessly integrated with past data in real-time, enabling status reports, dashboards, and timely metrics for decision making.  

Capture: Create, adapt and customize OSHA PPE Walkthrough inspection checklists on the go with Fielda’s digital templates

Disseminate: Share vital information for timely action and re-inspections to enable OSHA compliance 

Review: Access essential metrics and dashboards for insight, assessment, and reporting 

 

About Fielda: Fielda helps companies manage and maintain their assets and gain real-time oversight of all tasks, workflows, and projects to improve operational efficiency, enhance team productivity and impact the bottom line. Whether it’s installations, inspections, repairs, replacement of parts, servicing and maintenance, or routine audits, with Fielda’s mobile data collection, GIS-enabled technology, automated and custom workflows, and analytics, you can eliminate errors, enhance response time, ease workflow bottlenecks, and simplify your field operations.

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