32 Miss. Code. R. § 23-8.02 - External Safety Inspections

Types of Inspections

Comprehensive, externally conducted inspections of the premises and operations are conducted in the areas of health and safety. Documentation of these inspections, areas covered, and recommendations are obtained. (Reference: "External Inspections" file.)

These inspections where applicable cover the following:

1. Emergency warning devices, means of egress, and emergency plans.
2. Operations involving hazardous materials and processes including safe and effective management of bio-hazardous materials.
3. Walking and working surfaces.
4. Health and sanitation provisions in food preparation, eating areas, rest rooms, etc.
5. Working environment including ventilation, illumination, noise, and air contaminants.
6. Fire protection in accordance with applicable provisions of the National Fire Protection Association Fire Code.
7. Electrical system hazards.

Qualifications of Inspectors

Surveys and inspections must be made by competent authorities. These include combinations of the following:

1. A licensed or registered safety engineer, where applicable.
2. A representative of a state agency providing an inspection on a consultative basis.
3. A private safety consultant or one who represents the Department's fire or Worker's Compensation carrier.
4. A local fire control authority such as personnel from the University of Mississippi Medical Center or the City of Jackson
5. A State or Federal technical assistance consultant in safety and health

Frequency of Inspections

Comprehensive, externally conducted fire inspections of the Center are accomplished at a minimum of every three years. Comprehensive, externally conducted safety inspections of the Center are accomplished at a minimum of every three years. New or supplemental inspections are conducted upon occupancy of new quarters or the installation of new processes or major items of equipment.

Response to Inspections

A written response is developed which documents results of the review and corrective action taken with respect to reports and recommendations received from such inspections.


32 Miss. Code. R. § 23-8.02

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