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Studio Inspection Process

As required by State and Federal laws, the Safety and Risk Management Office will conduct inspections to determine individual compliance with relevant safety policies.  These surveys are comprehensive and address record keeping, fire safety, egress, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, work practices, and where appropriate, chemical, biological, and radiation safety.  At least one annual inspection will be announced in order to work directly with the studio supervisor to address specific items, such as inventories of particularly hazardous materials or processes and any other safety concerns that arise.  Other inspections may be unannounced in order to provide a snapshot of studio usage and will help to continually improve the safety program.

Inspection Reports

An inspection report identifying deficiencies and areas for corrective action will be directed to the studio supervisor.  These items must be corrected within 30 days of receipt of the inspection report.  If the items cannot be corrected in that timeframe, the supervisor must submit a written corrective action plan detailing the expected corrections and estimated date of completion within the same 30 days.  Any inspection finding deemed an imminent danger (likely to cause a serious hazard, injury, disability, or death) must be corrected immediately. 

Inspection Follow-up Process

  • If no response is received within 30 days of the initial report, then the Safety Office as a courtesy will contact the studio supervisor with a reminder.  
  • If no response is received and/or corrective actions are not completed after 60 days from receipt of the initial inspection report, the studio will be deemed non-compliant and information will be forwarded to the Dean’s Office. 

Previous inspection reports are a good measure for addressing safety issues and eliminating risks.  To help prepare for future inspections, please review the Studio Inspection Checklist and perform self-inspections on a regular basis. 

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