Workplace Safety Audits and Assessments

Workplace safety audits and assessments are critical elements of any safety culture.  Safety professionals with Peak Safety Performance conduct two primary types of safety audits.  We perform Mock OSHA Safety Audits and we perform high-impact Safety Gap Assessments.  The Safety Gap Assessments focus on safety performance and safety culture.

David Lynn (Founder, Peak Safety Performance) is uniquely qualified to conduct a wide variety of workplace safety audits.  He began his safety professional career in 1992 working for OSHA as a Compliance Officer. David’s regulatory background provides a distinguishing perspective for clients that want to improve their safety culture with workplace safety audits.   

Mock OSHA Audits

Peak Safety Performance representatives conduct workplace safety audits at designated locations for the client. Audits focus on the following program elements.

  • Client requirements
  • Compliance with OSHA regulations
  • Required OSHA written programs
  • Required OSHA Training records
  • Site Conditions / Physical Hazards
  • Safe / Unsafe Behaviors and Observations

The Peak Safety Performance Representative will produce a standard audit report for each audit.

Gap Assessments

The purpose of this service is to provide a Principle to Practice Performance Gap Assessment.  The goal is to identify key areas the client can improve safety performance.

This is a safety performance-driven assessment that is based on the principles defined in David Lynn’s book, Principle to Practice: Follow the Blue Line.


The safety professional will utilize a Principle to Practice Safety Performance protocol. The protocol will generate a safety leadership score, a list of observations, and recommendations for improvement. The score is a baseline for developing a strategic safety improvement plan.

The assessment will focus on the following program elements. Each element will have a score that differentiates good and great based on industry best practices.

  1. Management Commitment and Visibility
  2. Employee Involvement
  3. Worksite Analysis
  4. Training and Communication
  5. Prevention and Controls