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Chemicals/Storage Areas

Inventory of hazardous chemicals is current (within one year)?

All containers are properly labeled with product identified and a hazard warning?

SDS are readily available for each chemical on inventory?

Chemicals stored properly: Insecticides, detergents/sanitizers and caustics/acids/polishes?

Eyewash station available for continuous 15 minute flow?

Aisles clear and floors clean?

Compressed gas cylinders stored in upright position with protective caps in place?

Step ladder or sufficient height to reach top of storage without standing on top 2 steps?

Sharp edges are identified and eliminated?

Bump hazards are eliminated?

Falling hazards are eliminated?

Chemical hazard communication training received by all employees and documentation in personnel files (current within one year)?

Proper personal protective equipment used when handling chemicals (see SDS)?

Exits/ Mechanical Shop Area/ Fire Protection

Exit routes unobstructed?

Exits clearly marked with illuminated signs?

Emergency lighting provided for all occupied areas and tested monthly?

Emergency evacuation plans posted?

All doors in exit paths kept closed?

Lighting is adequate?

Handrails provided on all stairs?

Adequate number of exits provided?

Exit doors are operable in the path of exit travel without the use of a key or any special knowledge?

All power tools are equipped with guards?

All ladders are in good condition?

Eye, face, and hand personal protective equipment is available and in good condition?

Fire extinguishers are properly mounted, accessible and maintained?

All fire alarms are unobstructed?

Fire doors are in proper operational condition and unobstructed?

Do employees know how to report a fire?

All employees familiar with the location of portable extinguishers, manual controls on extinguishing systems and fire alarms?

Minimum of 18" clearance under sprinkler heads?

Flammable liquids are stored in FM approved or UL listed safety containers?

Electrical/ Custodial

All electrical cords are in good condition?

Extension cords are not used in lieu of permanently installed fixed wiring?

Cover plates, switches, outlets, ect are in good condition?

Electrical panel boxes closed and accessibility is not locked?

Equipment is grounded or double insulated?

Lockout/Tagout procedures in place and staff is trained?

Ground plugs on equipment in good condition?

Motors are clean and properly lubricated?

Emergency shut-down switches insulated and easily accessible?

Emergency generators are tested weekly?

Switches and circuit breakers are marked to indicate equipment/areas controlled?

All work sites are clean and orderly?

All areas free of excessive trash/storage?

Control panels have a minimum 36" of unobstructed work space in front and are closed?

Custodial/ Other

All floors are clear of debris and dry?

Shelves and racks are of adequate strength and are secured?

Walk off mats used where needed?

All mats are in good condition?

Receiving are free of bump/slip/trip hazards?

Custodial closets neat and clean?

Custodial carts properly stocked and clean?

Custodial chemicals properly labeled?

Wet floor signs used properly?

Employees frequently receive training on correct lifting techniques?


Problem area (list question answered "no" too)?

What is causing the problem?

What is the corrective action?

Corrective action to be completed by?
Target date for corrective action to be completed?
Completion Date?
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.