You might have noticed that maintaining a safe work environment for your business is becoming increasingly more challenging. OSHA announced in the beginning of the year that it is cracking down on safety violations and increasing penalty amounts for all types of violations. To be pro-active in the workplace and to keep people safe, we need to make observations of the workplace, whether with scheduled inspections or through real-time safety observations or Gemba walks. The workplace needs to be audited and inspected to ensure that the processes are adhered to as per the rules and regulations. The findings need to be recorded and shared with the management and the relevant stakeholders for correcting and strengthening processes.
In short, audits and inspections are at the core of any management system. You need a robust audit system to help you “know and identify gaps” ahead of time – so they can be fixed before any event or incident happens. You also need a modern system that fits with new realities – such as remote work – and that can transform safety inspections, observations, and corrective actions into data / analytics to improve your decision-making. Join us to discuss:
Phill Welch, IOSH, AIEMA | General Manager, EHS | ComplianceQuest
Phill Welch has joined ComplianceQuest as General Manager, Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS). A passionate culture changer, Phill is a senior EHS leader with more than 20 years of global experience in operational excellence, EHS, manufacturing and services in both facility and corporate EHS leadership roles. Phill has successfully driven change and coached continuous improvement in health, safety, and environmental programs. In addition, Phill has worked as a World Class Manufacturing (WCM) leader with a proven record of accomplishments in EHS&Q and Operations.
Phill holds certifications from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Institute for Environmental Management & Assessment (AIEMA). He has been awarded the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) diploma and is a Lean Manufacturing practitioner. Phill holds the Six Sigma Green Belt and is also a WCM Junior Assessor. A recognized subject matter expert in operational excellence and environment, health and safety, Phill has been called upon as a thought leader to present to audiences that include members of the American Society of Safety Professionals and the National Safety Council, among others.