Shop Safety Self-Inspections

Each year, EH&S initiates and tracks the completion of shop safety self-inspections, which are conducted by shop managers or their delegates. The topics covered are designed to supplement inspections conducted by EH&S in order to facilitate safety awareness and ownership within the shop.

Compliance Requirement

Self-inspections are a requirement of the campus Workplace Safety Program and Policy.

2022 Shop Safety Self-Inspections

Complete a shop safety self-inspection online via Inspect, a web application developed by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). For access to the mobile app, see mobile instructions below.

Shop Self-Inspections are due Wednesday, May 4th.

Please contact safety@berkeley.edu with any questions or concerns.

EH&S Follow-up

An EH&S health and safety specialist will review all inspections and follow up with shop managers to provide assistance in correcting any deficiencies.

Shop Self-Inspection Questions

The self-inspection questionnaire can be viewed prior to initiating the self-inspections.

2022 Shop Self-Inspection Questions

  1. The Welding and Hot Work Program is available on the EH&S website at https://ehs.berkeley.edu/workplace-safety/welding-and-hot-work-program. Are affected employees trained in the use of the Hot Work Permit ?
  2. To ensure safe water with adequate pressure, are emergency showers tested and documented annually by Facilities Services staff?
  3. Are all hose fed air—blow-off-nozzles installed with a pressure limiting nozzle tip?
  4. Are first aid kits inspected periodically and fully stocked?
  5. Is a Shop Hazard Communication Program Orange Flip Chart completely filled out with current emergency telephone numbers and other emergency information?
  6. Have you documented your staff PPE assessments? This can be done using a series of templates available in the Shop Safety Program.
  7. Pallet Jacks and Pump Trucks – If shop personnel use pallet jacks or pump trucks to move materials in excess of 50 lbs., have they received documented training on safe lifting/equipment use?
  8. Ladders – Are shop personnel that use ladders trained in ladder safety?
  9. Forklifts and electric pallet jacks – Are operators certified to operate this equipment/vehicle(s) through the EH&S Industrial Lift Truck Safety Training program?
  10. Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS, binder or website) readily accessible to all employees?
  11. Are emergency eyewash tests documented?
  12. Is access to work areas restricted to authorized personnel and their escorted visitors?

Instructions on conducting a self-inspection using Inspect:

Self-inspections can be completed on a mobile device or desktop. To find out how to conduct a self-inspection on your desired device, see below.

Mobile

How to Install Inspect

For iOS UsersFor Android Users
  1. Navigate to the App Store
  2. Search for “RSS Inspect”
  3. Select Install
  4. Launch the application
  5. Select your campus
  6. Log in with your CalNet credentials
  1. Navigate to the Google Play Store
  2. Search for “RSS Inspect”
  3. Select Install
  4. Launch the application
  5. Select your campus
  6. Log in with your CalNet credentials

How to conduct a self-inspection using Inspect

  1. Log into Inspect application using CalNet credentials.
  2. Select Start Inspection from the Home page. Choose UCB Shop Safety Self-Inspection from the dropdown menu and your shop's name as the Party to Inspect. Select Let’s Go.
  3. Select to create a finding for each question. Enter any comments and photos (if desired). Under the Status section, select Compliant (checkmark), Not Compliant (x symbol), or Not Applicable (N/A).
  4. Select Save at the upper right corner to save each finding.
  5. After answering all the questions, you may use the Notes section to add information or explain issues pertaining to the shop or overall inspection.
  6. Once all findings have been documented, select Save at the upper right corner to save the inspection.
  7. Select Submit Inspection on the Home page. Select the three dots next to your self-inspection to Submit as Draft (if you need to make edits at a later time) or Submit as Completed.

Need additional instructions? Check out the Inspect Mobile Demo videos or see screenshots:

Desktop

HOW TO CONDUCT A SELF-INSPECTION USING INSPECT

  1. Log into Inspect using CalNet credentials.
  2. Select Start Inspection. Choose UCB Shop Safety Self-Inspection from the dropdown menu and your shop's name as the Party to Inspect. Select Let’s Go
    Inspect - desktop
  3. Select + Add Incident next to each question. Enter any comments and attachments (if desired). Under the Status section, select CompliantNot CompliantNot Applicable, or Corrected on Site.
    Inspect - desktop
  4. Select Save when you are done with the finding.
  5. After answering all the questions, you may use the Notes section to add information or explain issues pertaining to the shop or overall inspection. 
  6. Once you have finished the inspection, select Submit at the upper right of the page. 

Inspect Application