Ask two OSHA inspectors to view the same plant and they will, invariably, provide different reports specifying different hazards. As a result, SMI cannot guarantee a totally violation-free facility after an inspection but can assure that the plant will be a safer place when Safety Audit recommendations are implemented.
Although SMI cannot make absolute guarantees, experience shows that this program works. Since initiated in 1993, 62 percent of all companies having an SMI Safety Audit eventually invested in two or more audits.
Each participant will receive a written report following the audit, together with all notes taken during the process. Audit results and the facts of the audit are not divulged to any governing or regulatory agency, or any other party. To further ensure confidentiality, all correspondence is kept between SMI and the individual specified by the participating company.
The fee for SMI members is $1,000 per plant, plus expenses. For nonmembers, the cost is $2,000 per plant, plus expenses. The audit of one plant requires about a day to complete and does not interfere with production.
The wall-to-wall Safety Audit can be combined with In-House Safety Training during the same visit for $1,800 (a savings of $200 off the regular price).
Take advantage of this important SMI program like so many others have done. To register, use the form on the next page to reserve a date for your plant to be inspected.
For more information, contact SMI by phone at (630) 495-8595