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A self-inspection is a walk-through of the work area with the purpose of identifying and correcting any unsafe conditions or deficiencies related to applicable codes and standards. Safety inspections are an integral part of a comprehensive accident prevention program with objectives to identify unsafe work area conditions, recognize unsafe work practices, correct deficiencies, improve overall safety awareness, increase level of participation, prevent accidents, injuries and illnesses and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
The inspection should cover every area that is occupied or used by members of your department on a regular basis. This includes but is not limited to offices, labs, common areas and connected corridors of egress from your area. It is ECU Policy that every department performs a documented self-inspection at least annually. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is available for consultation.