Shop Inspections

Shops present unique hazards because of the machinery used within them and are one of the most common areas that injuries occur. EHS inspects shops on an annual basis to ensure compliance with current federal, state and local safety standards. Below are the elements of the shop safety inspection program.

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of the University of Memphis EHS Laboratory Inspection Program are to:

  1. Identify high risk safety and compliance conditions within the shop,
  2. Provide recommendations for safety compliance and best practices within shops,
  3. Schedule inspection dates and allow for appointments if necessary,
  4. Identify items for inspection prior to the appointment, and explain why the items are included,
  5. Ensure those responsible for shops are part of the process (unless refused by shop supervisor),
  6. Perform the inspection in the presence of a shop representative (if possible),
  7. Explain deficiencies found during the inspection at the moment they are identified,
  8. Report the majority of the findings to the shop supervisor,
  9. Prioritize the identified deficiencies and determine an appropriate course of corrective action,
  10. Revisit shops to ensure the correction of deficiencies of high consequence or number,
  11. Promote EHS support services available to shop users,
  12. Conduct shop inspections in a professional, courteous manner.
  13. Adhere to all of the safety rules deemed necessary by the shop supervisor and EHS.

Shop Inspection Documents

Inspection Checklist- An exact copy of the items checked during inspection.
Inspection Cheat Sheet-  An explanation of how each item will be graded, so there are no surprises.
Inspection Item Explanation- An explanation of why each item is on the checklist. (coming soon)
Required Training Rubric- Training required based on position. This is the table we use to determine if all shop users have been properly trained. (coming soon)