“Proactive Analysis Costs Too Much…”
How many times have you heard something similar to this? Maybe more like:
“I don’t have time for an audit this week (month/quarter).”
“I can’t pull a supervisor away from production for an audit.”
“We’re already in good shape. I’m sure we don’t have any big things to catch anymore.”
Take a look at this link. Most of these problems should have been easy to catch during a good audit program. The problems found weren’t high-tech, esoteric, hard-to-find problems. These were the basics, begging to be found during routine audits. And I’ll guarantee those audits would have been a lot cheaper than the OSHA fines. Not to mention a safer work environment.