• Audit Title

  • Client / Site

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Safet Manager's General Safety Inspection

  • Audit Start Time

  • All "No" responses must be commented on (who, what, where, etc.). After your audit is completed, give a copy to your Manager. Indicate when each deficiency has been corrected.


  • Are flammable chemicals stored in approved self closing safety cabinets that do not exceed 120 gallons?

  • Are open drums and containers stored on spill containment pallets or pans?

  • Are employees using the proper PPE for the chemicals they are handling such as nitrile gloves, goggles, safety glasses, or face shields?


  • Are the proper LOTO devices available for all energy sources available?

  • Does an authorized person perform a periodic inspection of the energy control procedures at least annually?

  • Is there a written LOTO program of procedures, training, and periodic inspections?

  • Have the authorized workers that use lockout/tagout been trained on all applicable procedures?


  • Are compressed gas cylinders stored to prevent tipping and falling?

  • Are compressed gas cylinders capped with a metal protecting cover when not in use?

  • Do empty cylinders have the valve closed? 1910.253(b)(2)(iii)

  • When stored inside a building, is storage in excess of 2,000 cubic feet total gas capacity of cylinders or 300 pounds?

  • Are propane tanks stored in a secure cage or rack to prevent them from tipping over?


  • Are there permit required or non-permit required confined spaces?

  • Are confined spaces posted properly?

  • Are only trained staff permitted to enter confined spaces?

  • Have authorized employees been properly trained with the appropriate equipment to enter confined spaces safely?


  • Loading area clean and tidy to prevent falling objects, slips, trips, or fall hazards?

  • Are open docks with a fall hazard that exceed 36" protected with restraints and warning signage?

  • Wheel chock required and utilized when loading or unloading trailers with forklifts?


  • Are electrical cords, extension cords, and air hoses free of cuts, nicks, bare wires, and loose connection?

  • Are electrical outlets in good repair (not cracked or broken)?

  • Are electrical conduits in good repair (not loose, etc.)?

  • Do extension cords have ground pins?

  • Do electrical panels and disconnects have 36" radial clearance for emergency access?

  • Are maintenance employees trained and use safe Arc Flash 70E electrical safety procedures when working on HOT circuits?


  • Equipment and machines are clean and working properly?

  • Are hydraulic lines in good repair (no leaks, etc.)?

  • Do all grinders have guards?

  • Are chains in good repair?

  • Are lifting chains marked to show size, grade, reach, and load?

  • Do lifting hooks have safety latches?

  • Are hooks in good repair? (Note: Hooks should not have any more than 15% in excess of normal throat opening or 10% twist. If so, dispose of them.)

  • Do air hose connectors have appropriate clamps? (Note: water hose clamps are not allowed)

  • Are cutting torch lines in good repair?

  • Are hammer handles in good repair (wood not split, not welded on, etc.)?

  • Are crane slings and hoists marked with load capacities?


  • Are exits clear of obstructions?

  • Are there adequate direction notices for routes of emergency exits?

  • Where exit doors open directly onto a street, alley, or other area where vehicles may be operated, are adequate barriers and warnings provided to prevent employees from stepping directly into traffic?

  • Is emergency exit lighting operable?


  • Are ladder rungs and all steps intact and in good condition?

  • Are steps clean and free of grease and oil?

  • Are all nuts, bolts, rivets, etc., all tight and in place?

  • Are ladders free of splinters and sharp edges?

  • Are horizontally stored ladders supported on the ends and in the middle?

  • Are all ladder feet parallel to the surface against which the ladder will lean?

  • Do employees avoid leaning to the side while on ladders, keeping the navel between the side rails?

  • Are guardrails and stair rails in place as required?

  • Are there toe kicks in place at the bottom of each guardrail?

  • Are the guardrails a minimum of 42 inches high?

  • Is there a center rail constructed in the guardrails?

  • Are employees wearing fall protection devices correctly? (Note: required on all aerial lifts)

  • Are removable guardrails used and in place when required?


  • Emergency exit signs are visible and lit properly?

  • Are exit doors able to open from the direction of exit travel without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort?

  • Corridors and stairways are kept free of obstruction and are not used for storage?

  • Are oily rags and combustible refuse in covered metal containers?

  • 18 inch vertical clearance is maintained below all sprinkler heads?

  • Fire extinguishers are visible?

  • Are fire extinguishers clear of obstructions?

  • Fire extinguishers are serviced monthly?

  • Is the fire alarm functioning properly?

  • Is evacuation plan displayed and understood by employees?


  • Does the employer have certification that operators have been trained and evaluated, including the operator's name, date of training, evaluation, trainer and evaluator's name? 1910.178(I)(6)

  • Are powertrain vehicles being inspected daily for safety and maintenance issues with a documented checklist? 1910.178(g)(7)


  • Workplace is clean and orderly?

  • Floors are clear and aisles, and hallways are unobstructed?

  • Floor surfaces are kept dry and free of slip hazards?

  • Stairways, sidewalks, and ramps are free of defects (e.g. damaged treads, frayed edges)?

  • Illumination is adequate in all common areas and workstations?

  • All containers, including non-hazardous chemicals and waste, are labeled with the full chemical or trade name?

  • Stored materials are secure and limited in height to prevent collapse?

  • Adequate ventilation is provided to machines for preventing buildup of heat or gas emissions?


  • Guards firmly secured and not easily removed?

  • Point of operation guards provided and in place?

  • Guards provided for any other hazardous moving part of the machine?

  • Machine controls within easy reach of the operator?

  • Emergency stop switches on machines are identified and in proper working order?

  • Belts and chain drives guarded?

  • Gear, sprockets, pulleys, and flywheels guarded?

  • Pinch points and inward running rollers are properly guarded?

  • Guards prevent worker's hands, or any other part from making contact with moving parts?


  • When welding, is the proper ventilation in place?

  • When welding, is there a shield to protect other workers?

  • When welding, are employees trained on safe welding and hot work procedures?

  • Are maintenance records kept to show PM or other maintenance performed to verify equipment is kept in safe working condition?

  • Bench grinders - is the clearance between the wheel and guard not more than 1/16 of an inch? 1910.215(b)(1)(iii)


  • Are all employees wearing appropriate personal protective equipment as required?

  • Are earplugs being worn correctly (fully inserted)?

  • Are all employees wearing safety glasses with safety shields as required?

  • Are all employees wearing the appropriate safety footwear as required?

  • Are employees voluntarily wearing N95 particulate respirators in the work area?

  • Are there employees that are mandated to wear half face piece respirators in the work area?

  • If "Yes" to #5 and/or #6, are they wearing the respirator properly?

  • Are all employees wearing the appropriate clothing as required for their work area?


  • Are five-minute safety talks being conducted on a routine basis?

  • Did you observe any employee performing their job task in an unsafe manner?

  • Do employees know where to go in case of an evacuation or tornado? (ask two employees)

  • Do employees know what Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are? (ask two employees)

  • Do employees know where the MSDS are kept? (ask the same two employees from #3)

  • Other General Comments:

  • Take pictures as needed for "Other General Comments:"


  • Audit End Time

  • Safety Manager

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