General Worksite Questions

  • Are occupational safety and health administration (OSHA)and state required posters displayed in a prominent place?

  • Are safety signs/warnings posted where appropriate?

  • Are emergency telephone numbers posted where they can be found readily?

  • Is a first aid kit available and adequately stocked?

  • Is the summary of occupational injury illnesses posted?

  • Are emergency evacuation routes identified?

  • Are all work areas clean and orderly?

  • Are combustible scrap, debris and waste stored safely and removed from the work areas promptly?

  • Are adequate toilets and washing facilities provided?

Medical Services and First Aid

  • Is a blood borne pathogens plan in place?

  • Are medically approved first aid kits and sharps containers adequately supplied?

  • If medical/first aid facilities are not in proximity is at least one employee on each shift qualified to render first aid?

  • Are quick drenching showers and eye flushing stations available where corrosive liquids or materials are handled?

Health and Safety Training

  • Have all new employees received safety orientation training?

  • Do employees participate in regularly scheduled safety meetings?

  • Are adequate training resources available and management committed to employee training?

  • It is documented that all employees have received required training?

  • a. Work area hazards

  • b. Emergency action plan

  • c. Equipment operation

  • d. Personal protective equipment

  • e. Location and use of emergency equipment

  • f. Hazard communication/Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

  • g. Hearing conservation

  • Do all employees receive refresher training at least annually?

  • Have employees received instruction on procedures to report unsafe conditions, defective equipment, and unsafe acts?

Fire Protection

  • Is the local fire department acquainted with the facility and its specific hazards?

  • Is the fire suppression equipment inspection current?

  • Are fire alarm systems tested at least annually?

  • Are automatic sprinkler system water control valves, air and water pressure checked as required?

  • Are fire extinguishers provided in adequate number, type and are they in readily accessible locations?

  • Are employees periodically trained in use of fire suppression and protection procedures?

Exit Routes

  • Are all exit routes marked and illuminated by reliable light sources?

  • Are doors, passageways, or stairways that are not exits, or accessible to exits; appropriately marked as "Not an Exit" or with an indication of actual use?

  • Are all exits free from obstructions?

  • Do all exit doors open from the inside without the use of a key, tool, or any special knowledge?

  • Where panic hardware is installed on exit door, will it allow the door to open with 15 pounds or less force in the direction of the exit traffic?

  • Are exit doors that open onto a street, alley, or vehicle parking area provided with adequate barriers and warnings to prevent employees from stepping into traffic or vehicles blocking the exit?

Walkways

  • Are aisles and passageways kept clear and clear?

  • Are wet surfaces covered with non-slip materials?

  • Are pits and floor openings covered or guarded?

  • Is aisle clearance provided for motorized or mechanical handling equipment operation?

  • Are walkways properly marked?

  • Are aisles and walkways passing near moving or operating machinery, welding operations, or similar operations arranged to minimize potential hazard exposure?

Floor and Wall Openings

  • Are floor openings guarded by a cover, guardrail, or equivalent on all sides?

  • Are toe boards installed around the edges of permanent floor openings?

  • Are skylight screens capable of supporting at least 200 pounds?

  • Are grates or similar type floor covers designed so that foot traffic or rolling equipment will not be affected by their placement?

  • Are portions of pits not actually in use either covered or protected by guardrails or equialent?

  • Are manhole covers, trench covers and similar covers, plus their supports, designed to carry a truck rear axle load of at least 20,000 pounds?

Stairs and Stairways

  • Are standard stair rails or handrails on all stairways with four or more risers?

  • Are stairways at least 22 inches wide?

  • Are stairs of hollow-pan type treads and landings filled to the top edge of the pan with solid material?

  • Are step risers on stairs uniform from top to bottom?

  • Are steps designed or provided with a slip resistant surface?

  • Are handrails located between 30 and 34 inches above stair treads?

  • Do handrails have at least 3 inches of clearance between the handrail and the wall surface they are mounted on?

  • Are handrails capable of withstanding a load of 200 pounds applied within 2 inches of the top edge?

Elevated Surfaces

  • Are signs posted showing the surface load capacity?

  • Are surfaces elevated more than 30 inches above the floor or ground provided with standard guardrails?

  • Are elevated surfaces that expose people or machinery to falling objects provided with standard 4-inch toe boards?

  • Is permanent means of access and egress provided to elevated storage and work surfaces?

  • Is material on elevated surfaces piled, stacked, or racked in a manner to prevent it from tipping, falling, collapsing, rolling, or spreading?

  • Are dock boards or bridge plates used when transferring materials between docks and trucks or railcars?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is danger of flying particles or corrosive materials?

  • Are approved safety glasses worn at all times in areas where there is risk of eye injuries?

  • Are protective gloves, aprons, shields, or other means provided where employees could be cut or where there is reasonably anticipated exposure to: corrosive liquids, chemicals, blood, or other potentially infectious materials?

  • Are hard hats provided and worn where danger of falling objects exists?

  • Are approved respirators provided for regular and emergency use as needed?

  • Is PPE maintained in a sanitary condition and ready for use?

  • Is a hearing conservation program established for noise levels exceeding 85 decibels?

  • Is hearing protection required when noise levels are exceeded?

  • Are adequate work procedures and PPE provided and used when cleaning up spilled toxic or hazardous materials or liquids?

  • Are employees trained in use, limitations, maintenance, storage and inspection requirements of PPE?

Ladders

  • Are ladders inspected and maintained in good condition?

  • Are non-slip feet provided on each ladder?

  • Are ladder rungs and steps free from grease and oil?

  • Are employees trained in the proper use and operation of ladders?

  • Are employees instructed to face ladders when climbing and descending?

  • Are employees instructed not to use the top two steps of stepladders as steps?

  • When is use, do ladders extend a least 3 feet above elevated surfaces?

  • Are metal ladders legibly marked with signs cautioning against using them around electrical power sources?

Welding, Cutting, and Brazing

  • Are only authorized and trained personnel permitted to use welding, cutting, or brazing equipment?

  • Are cylinders kept away from sources of heat?

  • Are cylinders kept away from elevators, stairs, or gangways?

  • Are hot work permits required?

  • Are used drums, barrels, tanks and other containers thoroughly cleaned so that no explosive or hazardous chemical substances remain?

  • Is required PPE used properly and inspected periodically?

  • Is an inspection made to ensure adequate ventilation where welding or cutting is conducted?

  • When working in a confined space, are environmental monitoring tests made and means provided for quick egress in case of emergency?

Compressors and Compressed Air

  • Are all compressors equipped with pressure relief valves, and pressure gauges?

  • Are compressor air intakes installed and equipped to ensure only clean uncontaminated air enters?

  • Are air filters installed and regularly inspected?

  • Are compressor safety devices checked frequently?

  • Before repair work is done on the pressure system, is all pressure bled off and the system locked out?

  • Are signs posted warning of the automatic starting feature of the compressors?

  • Are all belt drive systems totally enclosed?

  • Is it strictly prohibited to direct compressed air toward a person?

  • Are safety chains or other suitable locking devices used at coupling of high pressure hose lines where a connection failure could create a hazard?

  • When compressed air is used with abrasive blast cleaning equipment, is the opening valve a type that must be held open manually?

  • Are compressed air receivers periodically drained of moisture and oil?

  • Are all safety valves tested frequently and at regular intervals to determine whether they are in good operating condition?

Compressed Gas Cylinders

  • Are cylinders legibly marked to clearly identify the gas contained?

  • Are compressed gas cylinders stored in areas that are protected from external heat sources?

  • Are cylinders located or stored in areas where they will not be damaged by passing or falling objects or tampered with by unauthorized persons?

  • Are cylinders stored or transported in a manner to prevent them from creating a hazard by slipping, falling, or rolling?

  • Are valve protectors/caps always placed on cylinders when cylinders are not in use or connected for use?

  • Are cylinders stored at least 20 feet away from highly combustible materials?

  • Are fuel gas and oxygen cylinders stored a minimum of 20 feet apart or separated by a 1 hour firewall?

  • Are in-service cylinders adequately supported to prevent them from falling over?

Lockout/Tagout Procedures

  • Are all hazardous energy sources required to be de-energized, disengaged, blocked, or locked-out during cleaning, servicing, adjusting, settting-up operations, or as required?

  • Are all equipment control valve handles provided with a means for lockout?

  • Do lockout procedures require stored energy be released or blocked?

  • Are appropriate employees provided with individually keyed safety locks?

  • Are employees required to keep personal control of their key while they have safety locks in use?

  • Is it required that only the employee exposed to the hazard, place or remove the safety lock?

  • Do you require employees to verify equipment lockout by attempting a start-up after making sure no one is exposed to the hazard?

  • Are means established to identify all employees who are working on locked-out equipment by their locks or accompanying tags?

  • In the event that equipment or lines cannot be shut down, locked and tagged out, is a safe job procedure established and rigidly followed?

Confined Spaces

  • Are confined spaces thoroughly emptied and rinsed of corrosive or hazardous substances before entry?

  • Are all lines to a confined space containing hazardous substances locked and tagged out before entry?

  • Is adequate ventilation provided prior to and during confined space entry?

  • Are appropriate atmospheric tests performed prior to confined space entry?

  • Is the atmosphere inside the confined space frequently tested or continuously monitored during work?

  • Are atmospheric tests done on all levels, from bottom to top?

  • Is adequate illumination provided in confined spaces?

  • Are assigned attendants outside of the confined spaces?

  • Are attendants appropriately trained and equipped to handle an emergency?

  • Is approved respiratory equipment required if the atmosphere inside the confined space cannot be made acceptable?

  • Is portable electrical equipment used inside confined spaces either grounded or insulated, or equipped with ground fault circuit interrupter protection?

  • Are hot work permits required before welding and other oxygen-consuming equipment is used?

  • Does the attendant have authorization to shut down the job if needed?

Environmental Conditions

  • Are all work areas properly illuminated?

  • Are workers aware of the hazards involved with the various chemicals they may be exposed to in their work environment?

  • Is the work area's ventilation system appropriate for the work being done?

  • Are spray painting operations done in spray rooms or booths equipped with an appropriate exhaust system?

  • Are noise levels in work areas within acceptable levels?

  • Are proper precautions being taken when handling asbestos and other fibrous materials?

  • Are caution labels and signs used to warn of hazardous substances and biohazards?

  • Are wet methods used to prevent the emission of hazardous airborne fibers?

  • Are grinders, saws, and other machines that produce respirable dusts vented to an industrial collector or central exhaust system?

  • Is potable water provided for drinking, washing, and cooking?

  • Are water outlets not suitable for drinking clearly identified?

Flammable and Combustible Materials

  • Are combustible materials stored in covered metal receptacles and removed from work areas properly?

  • Are approved containers and tanks used for the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids?

  • Are flammable liquids being kept in closed containers when not in use?

  • Are bulk drums of flammable liquids grounded and bonded to containers during dispensing?

  • Do storage rooms have explosion-proof lights and adequate ventilation?

  • Are "no smoking" signs posted on liquefied petroleum gas tanks and in areas where flammable or combustible materials are used and stored?

  • Are spills of flammable or combustible liquids cleaned up promptly?

  • Are storage tanks adequately vented to prevent the development of excessive vacuum or pressure?

Fueling

  • Is it prohibited to conduct fueling operations while the engine is running?

  • Are fuel tank caps replaced and secured before starting an engine?

  • In fueling operations, is there always metal contact between the container and the fuel tank?

  • Are the fueling hoses designed to handle the specific type of fuel?

  • Are fueling operations prohibited in buildings or other enclosed areas not specifically ventilated for this purpose?

  • Where fueling or transfer of fuel is done through a gravity flow system, are the nozzles of the self-closing type?

Hazardous Chemical Exposure

  • Are employee trained in the safe use of hazardous chemicals and materials?

  • Are employees knowledgeable of potential workplace chemical hazards?

  • Are eye wash fountains and safety showers provided in areas where corrosive chemicals are handled?

  • Are chemical containers labeled?

  • Are employees required to use personal protective clothing and equipment when handling chemicals?

  • Are chemical piping systems clearly marked as to their content?

  • Are adequate means readily available for containing spills or overflows properly and safely?

  • Are standard operating procedures established and being followed when cleaning up chemical spills?

  • Are employees prohibited from eating in areas where hazardous chemicals are present?

  • Is personal protective equipment provided, used, and maintained where needed?

  • Are there written standard operating procedures for the selection and use of equipment?

  • If you have respirator protection program, are your employees instructed on the correct usage and limitations of the respirators?

  • Are respirators regularly inspected, cleaned, sanitized, and maintained?

  • If internal combustion engines are used, is carbon monoxide kept within acceptable levels?

  • Are annual spirometry and medical examinations maintained for personnel using respirators?

Hazardous Substances Communication

  • Is there a list of hazardous substances that are used in your workplace?

  • Is there a current written exposure control plan for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials?

  • Do you have a written hazard communication program dealing with Safety Data Sheets (SDS), labeling, employee training, etc., that meets the OSHA standard?

  • Are all containers for a hazardous substance (i.e., vats, bottles, storage tanks, etc.) labeled with product identity and a hazard warning (communication of the specific health hazards and physical hazards)?

  • Are all SDS's readily available for each hazardous substance used?

  • Is there an employee training program for hazardous substances used?

  • Are employees trained in the following:

  • How to recognize tasks that might result in occupational exposure?

  • How to use work practice, engineering controls, and personal protective equipment and to know their limitations?

  • How to obtain information on the types, selection, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination and disposal of personal protective equipment?

  • Who to contact and what to do in an emergency?

Electrical

  • When electrical equipment or lines are to be serviced, maintained, or adjusted: are necessary switches open, locked-out, and tagged whenever possible?

  • Are portable electrical tools and equipment grounded or have double insulation?

  • Do all extension cords on site have a grounding conductor?

  • Are multiple plug adaptors prohibited?

  • Are ground-fault circuit interrupters installed on each temporary 15 or 20 ampere, 120 volt, AC circuit locations where construction, demolition, modifications, alterations, or excavations are being performed?.

  • Do electrical installations in hazardous dust or vapor areas meet the National Electrical Code (NEC) for hazardous locations?

  • Are exposed wiring and cords with frayed or deteriorated insulation repaired/replaced promptly?

  • Are all flexible cords and cables free of splice and taps?

  • Are cord, cable and raceway connections intact and secure?

  • Are locations of electrical power lines and cables (overheads, underground, underfloor, other side of walls, etc.) determined before digging, drilling, or similar work is begun?

  • Are disconnecting switches and circuit breakers labeled to indicate their use or equipment served?

  • Is sufficient access and working space provided and maintained around all electrical equipment to permit safe operation and maintenance?

  • Are unused openings (including conduit knockouts) in electrical enclosures and fittings protected with appropriate covers, plugs, or plates?

  • Are electrical enclosures such as switches, receptacles, junction boxes, etc., provided with tight-fitting covers or plates?

  • Is each motor disconnecting switch or circuit breaker located within sight of the motor control device?

  • Is each motor located within sight of its controller or the controller disconnecting means capable of being locked in the open position, or is a separate disconnecting means installed in the circuit within sight of the motor?

  • Are electrical systems and breakers analyzed and marked per NFPA 70E?

  • Is arc flash rated clothing and PPE worn while working in arc flash zone?

Noise

  • Are there areas in the workplace where continuous noise levels exceed 85 dBA?

  • Have work areas where noise levels make communication between employees difficult been identified and posted?

  • Are noise levels being measured and records being kept?

  • Are engineering controls being used to reduce excessive noise levels?

  • Where engineering controls are determined to be not feasible, are administrative controls (i.e., worker rotation) being used to minimize individual employee exposure to noise?

  • Is approved hearing protection equipment (noise attenuating devices) available to every employee working in noisy areas?

  • Are employees properly fitted and instructed in the use of hearing protectors?

  • Are employees in high noise areas given periodic audiometric testing to ensure effective hearing protections systems are in place?

Identification of Piping Systems

  • When hazardous substances are transported through above ground piping, is piping identified at points where confusion could introduce hazards to employees?

  • When pipelines are heated by electricity, steam, or other external source, are suitable warning signs or tags placed at unions, valves, or other serviceable parts of the system?

Material Handling

  • Are aisles properly marked and kept clear?

  • Are motorized vehicles and mechanized equipment inspected daily or prior to use?

  • Are vehicles shut off and their brakes set prior to loading or unloading?

  • Are dock boards (bridge plates) used when loading or unloading operations are taking place between vehicles and docks?

  • Are trucks and trailers secured from movement during loading and unloading operations?

  • Are all hand trucks maintained in safe operating condition?

  • Are all pallets inspected before being loaded or moved?

  • Are hooks with safety latches or other arrangements used when hoisting materials so that slings or load attachments will not accidentally slip off the hoist hooks?

  • Are securing chains, ropes, chokers, or slings adequate for the job to be performed?

  • When hoisting material or equipment, are provisions made to ensure that no one will be passing under the suspended loads?

  • Are shelves secured and constructed to withstand the maximum designated storage weight?

  • Are shelves secured to prevent tipping or falling?

Transporting Employees and Materials

  • Do all employees who operate vehicles on public thoroughfares have valid operator's licenses?

  • When seven or more employees are regularly transported in a van, bus, or truck, is the operator's license appropriate for the class of vehicle being driven?

  • Is each van, bus, or truck used regularly to transport employees equipped with an adequate number of seats and seat belts?

  • Are vehicles used to transport employees equipped with lamps, brakes, horns, mirrors, windshields, and turn signals in good repair?

  • Are transport vehicles provided with handrails, steps, stirrups, or similar devices so placed and arranged that employees can safely mount and dismount?

  • Are fully charged fire extinguishers, in good condition, with at least a 4 B-C rating maintained in each employee transport vehicle?

Hoist and Auxiliary Equipment

  • Is each overhead electrical hoist equipped with a limit device to stop the hook travel at its highest and lowest point of safe operation?

  • Will each hoist automatically stop and hold any load up to 125 percent of its rated load if its actuating force is removed?

  • Is the rated load of each hoist legibly marked and visible to the operator?

  • Are stops provided at the safe limits of travel for hoists?

  • Are controls of the hoists plainly marked to indicate the direction of travel or motion?

  • Is each cage-controlled hoist equipped with an effective warning device?

  • Are all hoist chains or ropes of sufficient length to handle the full range of movement of the application while still maintaining two full wraps on the drum at all times?

  • Are nip points or contact points between hoist ropes and sheaves that are permanently located within seven feet of the floor, ground, or working platform guarded?

  • Is it prohibited to use chains or rope slings that are kinked or twisted?

  • Is it prohibited to use the hoist rope or chain wrapped around the load as a substitute for a sling?

  • Are operators instructed to avoid carrying loads over people?

  • Are hoists and load bearing structures load tested and annually certified?

  • Are all hooks equipped with spring-loaded safety clips to prevent accidental load release?

  • Are only employees who have been trained in the proper use of hoists allowed to use them?

Industrial Trucks/Forklifts

  • Are only trained personnel allowed to operate industrial trucks?

  • Is substantial overhead protective equipment provided on high lift rider equipment?

  • Are required lift truck operating rules posted and enforced?

  • Is directional lighting provided on each industrial truck that operates in an area with less than 2 foot candles per square foot of general lighting?

  • Do industrial trucks have warning horns or other devices that can be clearly heard above normal noise in the areas where they are operated?

  • Are brakes on each industrial truck capable of bringing the vehicle to a complete and safe stop when fully loaded?

  • Does the industrial truck's parking brake effectively prevent the vehicle from moving when unattended?

  • Are the drive motors shut off and brakes applied when any motorized hand and hand/rider truck's control grip is released?

  • Are seat belts worn during operation?

Spraying Operations

  • Is adequate ventilation assured before spray operations are started?

  • Is mechanical ventilation provided when spraying operations are done in enclosed areas?

  • When mechanical ventilation is provided during spraying operations, does it properly vent contaminated air?

  • Are spray areas free of hot surfaces?

  • Is the spray area at least 20 feet from flames, sparks, operating electrical motors, and other ignitions sources?

  • Are portable lamps used to illuminate spray areas suitable for use in hazardous locations?

  • Is approved respiratory equipment provided and used during spraying operations?

  • Are fire control sprinkler heads kept clean?

  • Are "NO SMOKING'' signs posted in spray areas, paint rooms, paint booths, and paint storage areas?

  • Is the spray area kept clean of combustible residue?

  • Are spray booths constructed of metal, masonry, or other substantial noncombustible material?

  • Are spray booth floors and baffles noncombustible and easily cleaned?

  • Is infrared drying apparatus kept out of the spray area during spraying operations?

  • Are spray booths completely ventilated before using drying apparatus?

  • Is electric drying equipment properly grounded?

Hand Tools and Equipment

  • Are all tools and equipment maintained in good condition?

  • Are employees made aware of the hazards caused by faulty or improperly used hand tools?

  • Are safety glasses, face shields, etc. used while using hand tools or equipment that might produce flying materials or be subject to breakage?

  • Are jacks checked periodically to ensure they are in good operating condition?

  • Are tools stored in dry, secure location?

Portable Power Tools and Equipment

  • Are grinders, saws and similar equipment provided with appropriate safety guards and are they used as recommended by the manufacturer?

  • Are portable electric tools and extension cords inspected regularly

  • Are portable circular saws equipped with guards above and below the base shoe?

  • Are rotating or moving parts of equipment guarded to prevent physical contact?

  • Are all cord-connected, electrically-operated tools and equipment effectively grounded or of the approved double insulated type?

  • Are effective guards in place over bets, pulleys, chains, and sprockets?

  • Are portable fans provided with full guards or screens having openings of 1/2 inch or less?

  • Is hoisting equipment available and used for lifting heavy objects, and are hoist ratings and characteristics appropriate for the task?

  • Are ground-fault circuit interrupters provided on all temporary electrical 15 and 20 amp circuits, used during periods of construction?

  • Are pneumatic and hydraulic hoses on power-operated tools regularly checked for deterioration or damage?

Abrasive Wheel Equipment - Grinders

  • Are work rests installed and kept adjusted to within 1/8 inch of the wheel?

  • Is the adjustable tongue on the top side of the grinder used and kept adjusted to within 1/4 inch of the wheel?

  • Do side guards cover the spindle, nut and flange and 75 percent of the wheel diameter?

  • Are bench and pedestal grinders permanently mounted?

  • Are goggles or face shields always worn when grinding?

  • Is the maximum RPM rating on each abrasive wheel compatible with the RPM rating of the grinder motor?

  • Does each grinder have an individual on/off control switch?

  • Before new abrasive wheels are mounted, are they visually inspected and ring tested?

  • Are dust collectors and powered exhaust provided on grinders used in operations that produce large amounts of dust?

Powder-Actuated Tools

  • Are employees who operate powder-actuated tools trained in their use and do they carry a valid operator card?

  • Is each powder-actuated tool stored in its own locked container when not being used?

  • Is a sign at least 7 inches by 10 inches with bold face type reading "POWDER-ACTUATED TOOL IN USE" conspicuously posted when tools are being used?

  • Are powder-actuated tools left unloaded until they are actually ready to be used?

  • Are powder-actuated tools inspected for obstructions or defects each day before use?

  • Do powder-actuated tool operators have and use appropriate personal protective equipment such as hard hats, safety goggles, safety shoes, and ear protection?

Machine Guarding

  • Is there a training program to instruct employees on safe methods of machine operation?

  • Is there adequate supervision to ensure that employees are following safe machine operating procedures?

  • Is there a regular program of safety inspections of machinery and equipment?

  • Is all machinery and equipment kept clean and properly maintained?

  • Is sufficient clearance provided around and between machines to allow for safe operations, servicing, material handling, and waste removal?

  • Is equipment and machinery securely placed and anchored when necessary to prevent tipping or other movement that could result in personal injury?

  • Is the power shut-off switch within reach of the operator's position at each machine?

  • Can electric power to each machine be locked-out for maintenance, repair, or security?

  • Are foot-operated switches guarded or arranged to prevent accidental actuation be personnel or falling objects?

  • Are manually operated valves and switches controlling the operation of equipment and machines clearly identified and readily accessible?

  • Are all emergency stop buttons brightly colored or placarded?

  • Are all pulleys and belts that are within 7 feet of the floor or working level properly guarded?

  • Are all moving chains and gears properly guarded?

  • Are splash guards mounted on the machines that use coolant to prevent the coolant from reaching the employees?

  • Are methods provided to protect the operator and other employees in the machine areas from hazards created at the point of operation, nip points, rotating parts, flying chips, and sparks?

  • If special hand tools are used for placing and removing material, do they protect the operator's hands?

  • Are revolving drums, barrels, and containers guarded by an enclosure that is interlocked with the drive mechanism, so that revolution cannot occur unless the guard enclosures are in place?

  • Are provisions made to prevent machines from automatically starting when power is restored after a power failure or shutdown?

  • If machinery is cleaned with compressed air, is air pressure controlled and personal protective equipment or other safeguards utilized to protect operators and other workers from eye and body injury?

  • Are saws used for ripping equipped with anti-kickback devices and spreaders?

  • Are radial arm saws so arranged that the cutting head will gently return to the back of the table when released?

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