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  • Summary of general audit observations:

  • Performance rating. 10 being best (little or no risk) and 1 being worst (high risk for injury or fines)

Explanation of audit scoring

  • All of the following audit questions will be answered in one of three ways:

    "Yes" (Green color) - 2 points
    (The jobsite performance met or exceeded expectations for this specific audit question.)
    "Improve" (Yellow color) - 1 point
    (The performance generally met expectations, but some specific improvements are needed.)
    "No" (Red color) - 0 points
    (The performance failed to meet expectations, or a serious violation was identified.)

    If an audit question does not apply to the jobsite's activities, the auditor will select N/A for "not applicable", and no score will be added or subtracted from the audit. (The auditor will typically select to omit these questions from the final audit report.)

Previous inspection

  • Has the last inspection been reviewed, items corrected and results documented?

1. Housekeeping - 1910.22 & 1910.176(b)

  • Are walkways and working surfaces clearly marked or communicated?

  • Are the floor surfaces free of clutter, debris, or waste products?

  • Are the walking and working surfaces maintained in good condition (no slick surfaces, uneven surfaces, etc.)?

  • Are spilled liquids cleaned up promptly, and are the spilled materials properly reclaimed or discarded?

  • Are all materials (doors, windows, loose lite glass, vertically stored metal stock, etc.) restrained or stored properly to prevent tipping, falling, or damage?

  • Are stairways (including stair treads, landing areas, and railings) kept clear of materials, clutter, or debris?

Fall Prevention and Protection - 1910.23

  • Are guardrails, chains or covers used to protect personnel from possible fall hazards?

  • Are all guardrails maintained in good condition?

  • Are fall protection measures in place and used where gaps occur in the guardrails?

2. Material Storage - 1910 Subpart N

  • Are storage racks assembled in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and maintained in good repair?

  • Are the maximum weight ratings posted for all storage shelves, and are the loads kept within the safe load limits?

  • Are heavy objects stored on the lower shelves for better weight distribution (and ergonomic safety)?

  • Are pallets in good condition, without broken or protruding wood or nails?

  • Are empty pallets properly stored (not stored on edge, and no large stacks or quantities of combustible pallets)?

3. Exits and Loading Docks - 1910 Subpart E

Emergency Exits and Entrances - 1910.37

  • Are the exit and entry routes kept clear of clutter, debris, or materials (minimum 28" wide continuous path)?
    1910.36(g)(2)

  • Is at least one illuminated EXIT signs clearly visible from any location in the building?

  • Are all illuminated emergency exit signs operable?

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

  • (For exits near vehicle traffic) Are adequate barriers and warnings provided to prevent employees from stepping directly into traffic?

Loading Docks and Receiving Areas

  • Is the loading and receiving area clean and tidy to prevent slips, trips, falls, or falling object hazards?

  • Are open docks with a fall hazard exceeding 36" protected with a restraint and warning signage?

  • Can all overhead doors be operated by employees without undue force or pressure?

  • Are all doors free of any obvious signs of damage or defect (bent tracks, dented door panels, loose bolts, etc.)?

  • Are wheel chocks required and used when employees are loading or unloading trucks or trailers with a forklift?

4. Chemical Storage

  • Are opened drums and containers (including ones with valves or spigots) stored on spill containment or drip pans?

  • Are approved secondary containers utilized (compatible with the chemicals, not human consumption containers, etc.)?

  • Are all secondary containers properly labeled with at least the chemical's name and primary hazard?

  • (GHS - mandatory by 2016) Are secondary containers labeled to meet GHS compliance (pictogram to indicate hazards, first aid instructions, etc.)?

Flammable Chemicals - 1910.106

  • Are flammable chemicals stored in flammable safety cans with a spring-loaded lid and spark arrestor?

  • Are flammable chemical containers stored in approved self-closing flammable safety cabinets?

  • Are flammable safety cabinets within their allowable content limits (not more than 60 gallons of Category 1 flammables or 120 gallons of Category 2-4 flammables)?

  • Are flammable cabinets being used for their intended purpose (no tools, PPE, food, corrosive chemicals, etc.)?

  • Are employees grounding or bonding containers together prior to transferring flammable liquids?

  • Is at least one fire extinguishers located within a 50' radius of the flammable storage areas?

Compressed Gasses - 1910.253

  • Are compressed gas cylinders properly restrained to prevent them from tipping or falling?

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

  • Do empty cylinders have their valves closed (as per OSHA's 1910.253(b)(2)(iii))?

  • (When stored inside a building) Is LP gas storage kept to less than 300 pounds or 2,000 cubic feet (56 m(3))?

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

5. Chemical Handling and Use

  • Have employees received documented training on hazard communication and the new GHS "employee right to understand" system?

  • Are employees using the proper PPE for the chemicals they are handling (i.e.: goggles, safety glasses, face shields, nitrile gloves, aprons, protective suits, etc.)?

Paint Booths - 1910.107 and 1910.94 (ventilation)

  • Is the paint booth engineered and maintained in compliance with OSHA's regulations for paint booth enclosures?

  • Are all lighting fixtures fully enclosed and working properly?

  • Are ventilation systems working according to manufacturer's recomendations?

  • Does the spray booth ventilation have a method to indicate the required 100 linear feet per minute of ventilation is being maintained?

  • Have ventilation filters been cleaned or changed according to manufacturer's recomendations?

  • Are all metal parts of the booth, exhaust system, and piping properly grounded in an effective and permanent manner?

  • Are employees wearing the required PPE while painting in the booth (respirator, goggles, gloves, disposable suit, etc.)?

  • Has the spay booth been kept clean and free from accumulations of combustible residues and deposits?

  • Has the paint booth's fire suppression system and alarm system been inspected by a qualified third-party inspector within the past 12 months?

  • Are employees documenting the amount and type of products (paint, thinners, catalysts, etc.) that are used each day? (EPA / RCRA requirement)

6. Personal Protective Equipment - 1910 Subpart I and 1910.9 (provision)

  • Have engineering and work practice controls been utilized to protect workers wherever feasible and practical (rather than just selecting PPE)?

  • Are employees wearing safety glasses, goggles, or face shields to protect their eyes against hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, etc.?

  • Are employees wearing cut-resistant gloves when working around laceration hazards (metal, glass, etc.)?

  • Are employees wearing appropriate gloves when working around puncture hazards (leather, etc.)?

  • Do employees have personal protective equipment available for the recognized hazards in their work area?

  • Are employees using personal protective equipment that is in good working order?

  • Are employees storing their personal protective equipment properly?

  • Have employees received documented training on personal protective equipment (when it's required, proper selection, use, maintenance, storage, operational limitations, disposal, etc.)?

7. Emergency First Aid Equipment

  • Are first aid kits available, applicable for the facility, stocked and readily available?

  • Is an emergency eye wash readily available for employees who are handling corrosive or hazardous chemicals (and within a 50' clear walking path)?

  • Is the path to the emergency eye wash unobstructed?

  • (If the emergency eye wash unit is self-contained) Is the solution full and within it's expiration date?

  • (If the emergency eye was is plumbed) Have weekly documented inspections been conducted?

  • Have at least one of the employees received documented first aid training within the past 2 years?

8. Fire Prevention and Response - 1910.39 (prevention plan) and 1910.157 (extinguishers)

  • Are oily rags and oily waste stored in designated metal containers with metal lids?

  • Are the fire alarm systems functioning correctly, and have they been inspected at least annually?

  • Have the sprinkler systems been tested annually by a qualified third-party inspector?

Fire Extinguishers - 1910.157

  • Are fire extinguishers posted within a 100' radius, inspected regularly, and unobstructed (minimum 36" clearance)?

  • Are all fire extinguishers in good working order (fully charged, pin and tamper seal in place, etc.)?

  • Do all fire extinguishers have a tag demonstrating they have received a documented annual inspection by a qualified individual?

  • Have the employees been trained how to use a fire extinguisher?

9. Emergency Action Plan - 1910.38

  • Is the evacuation plan and map prominently displayed and understood by all employees?

  • Do employees know where to go (a safe zone) in an emergency, and is a "roll call" procedure in place?

  • Are documented emergency action plan drills (fire, tornado, etc.) conducted on a periodic basis (3 - 4 times a year)?

  • Are emergency numbers posted in a conspicuous location and kept up to date?

  • Are emergency supplies (chemical spill kit, etc.) stored in a location that is safely accessible during an emergency?

10. Material Handling - 1910 Subpart N

  • (If power cups are used) Have the power cup units received a documented daily inspection?

  • (Hand or Power Cups) Are the suction cups free of any obvious signs of defect or excessive wear?

  • (Hand or Power Cups) Are the cups protected against damage when they are not immediately being used (stored in cases or crates with skirts in place)?

Powered Industrial Trucks - 1910.178

  • Are the AWS forklift safety rules posted in areas where forklifts are being used?

  • Do all powered industrial equipment operators have current training certifications?

  • Are documented powered industrial equipment safety and maintenance inspections being filled out prior to each day's use?

  • Are the powered industrial trucks free from obvious deficiencies (leaks, missing equipment, physical damage)?

  • Have all forklift attachments been approved by the manufacturer, and is a load chart present?

  • Are all attachments secured from movement?

  • Are all powered industrial trucks being operated safely?

  • Are employees keeping all parts of their body clear of raised or elevated loads?

  • Are operators yielding to pedestrians and giving audible warnings (sounding horn or alarm) prior to backing up or entering blind intersections?

  • Are all loads within the manufacturer's recommendations for the powered industrial equipment?

  • Are fire extinguishers posted on all powered industrial trucks that are powered by flammable liquids or gasses?

  • Are employees following lockout / tagout procedures for all defective powered industrial equipment?

Gantry Cranes - 1910.179

  • Have documented safety and maintenance inspections been conducted on the gantry crane before each day's?

  • Have documented annual third-party inspections been completed within the last 12 months?

  • Has the gantry crane been greased and/or lubricated according to the manufacturer's recommendations?

  • Are the gantry crane's rigging and attachments (chains, hooks, etc.) free from any obvious signs of physical defect?

11. Electrical Safety -1910 Subpart S

  • Are electrical panels and disconnects clear of obstruction and easily accessible (36" radial clearance minimum)?

  • Do all electrical panels or junction boxes have "knockouts" covered, conduit holes capped, wiring covered, etc.?

  • Are electrical panels and disconnects labeled with their available amperage and voltage?

  • Are maintenance employees trained and using safe work practices around energized panels (NFPA 70E compliant)?

  • Are all extension cord sets and power taps rated for heavy duty use (no power strips or lamp cords)?

  • Are all extension cords free from obvious physical signs of defect or damage (exposed wiring, missing ground prongs, etc.)

  • Have an adequate amount of electrical outlets been provided for the work area (no overloaded circuits or "daisy chained" multi-outlet cords)?

  • Are assured grounding kits readily available to the employees?

  • Have assured grounding tests been conducted on all cord-powered tools and extension cords in use (correct color zip ties in place)?

  • Are GFCI-protected outlets used for all tools and extension cords that are used near wet locations?

12. Hand Tools - 1910 Subpart P

  • Are all manufacturer-recommended guards properly mounted and used?

  • Are all manufacturer-recommended handles properly mounted and in use?

  • Do all power tools visually appear to be in good working order (no obvious physical defect, missing ground prong, cracked cases, etc.)?

  • Are the switches operating properly (move freely, don't get hung up, etc.)?

  • Are all batteries in good working order (no cracks, corrosion, broken parts, taped-up parts, etc.)?

  • Are employees storing hand tools properly (not leaving them strewn on work benches, resting on material, left on floor, etc.)?

  • Have lockout / tagout procedures been used for defective tools or extension cords?

13. Machine Guarding - 1910 Subpart O

  • Are machine guards firmly secured and not easily removable?

  • Are all point-of-operation guards provided, in place, and properly adjusted?

  • Are belts and chain drives guarded?

  • Are all gears, sprockets, pulleys, and flywheels properly guarded?

  • Have pinch points and inward-running rollers been properly guarded?

  • Do the guards prevent worker’s hands (or other body parts) from making contact with other moving parts of the machine?

Abrasive Wheel Guarding - 1910.215

  • (Bench Grinders) Was there no more than 1/8" clearance between the wheel and the work rest? 1910.215(a)(4)

  • (Bench Grinders) Was there no more than 1/4" clearance between the wheel and the adjustable tongue guard (top)? 1910.215(b)(9)

14. Energy Isolation (Lockout / Tagout) - 1910.147

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

  • Are there equipment-specific energy control procedure in place and utilized?

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

  • Are energy sources, such as electrical panels, disconnects and breakers, clearly labeled to identify what they control?

  • Does the employer have certification that training has been conducted and kept up to date including each employees name and training dates? 1910. 147(c)(7)(iv)

  • Are vendors and outside contractors using safe work practices (such as lockout/tagout) when working on equipment?

  • Have periodic (at least annual) audits of the energy control procedures have been performed?
    1910.147(c)(6)(ii)

Warning signs and labels - 1910.16

  • Are warning signs, stickers or labels placed in specific areas (or on equipment) to notify or warn employee of identified hazards?

15. Welding and Hot Work Activities - 1910 Subpart Q

  • Have all combustible and flammable materials been removed from a 35' radius prior to starting hot work?

  • Are employees intentionally directing flying sparks or flames toward a safe direction (shield, cleaned area, etc.)?

  • Are fire extinguishers kept on hand during all activities involving "hot work" (grinding, welding, etc.)?

Welding - 1910.254

  • (When welding) Are employees using the proper ventilation equipment / safe work practices when welding?

  • (During welding) Are welding shields in place to protect other personnel in the surrounding area?

  • Are employees trained on safe work practices for welding and other hot work procedures?

  • Are employees wearing welding visors, gloves, and other appropriate welding PPE?

16. Ergonomics - OSH Act, Sec. 5, General Duty Clause

  • Can work be done without repetitive twisting, bending or lifting of the arms above the shoulder level?

  • Can employees keep their hands or wrists in a neutral position when they are working?

  • If workers have to push or pull objects using great amounts of force, are mechanical aids provided?

  • Are there sufficient rest breaks (in addition to scheduled rest breaks) to relieve stress from repetitive-motion tasks?

  • Is work arranged so that workers are not required to lift and carry too much weight (no more than 50 lbs / employee)?

  • Are pressure points on body parts (such as wrists, forearms, backs of thighs) avoided?

  • Are workers protected from exposure to excessive vibration from tools or equipment?

  • Are chairs and work benches adjusted, positioned, and arranged to minimize strain on the body?

  • Are tools, instruments, and machinery shaped, positioned, and handled so that tasks can be performed comfortably?

  • Are mechanical assists available to the worker performing material handling tasks?

17. Industrial Hygiene - 1910 Subpart G

Hearing Conservation - 1910.95

  • Have noise levels in all areas been evaluated to determine if they are below 85 decibels for an 8 hour time-weighted average?

  • Have all employees exposed to over 85 dB TWA been included in a hearing conservation program?

  • (Areas above 90 decibels 8hr TWA) Are employees required to wear hearing protection, and is it well stock and readily available?

  • (Hearing conservation program) Has annual audiometric testing been provided for employees in the program?

  • Are signs clearly posted for all areas where hearing protection is required?

Respiratory Protection - 1910.134

  • Are all respirators NIOSH approved for the respiratory hazards in the work area (including dust masks, half face respirators, etc.)?

  • (Voluntary use) Have employees been provided with a copy of "Appendix D" of the OSHA standard?

  • (Mandatory Use) Has a medical evaluation been completed for all employees who are required to wear a respirator?

  • (Mandatory Use) Have all employees ensured that nothing comes between their face and their respirator facepiece (facial hair, etc.)?

  • (Mandatory Use) Have documented annual qualitative fit tests been completed for all included employees?

18. Administrative

Required Postings - Labor Laws and AWS policy

  • Are the state and federal labor law posters current, and is the required employer information filled out and up to date?

  • (Feb 1 - Apr 30) Has the past year's OSHA 300A form been filled out and posted in a prominent location?

Training

  • (If confined spaces are present) Does the employer have documentation of each employee’s name, the signatures or initials of the trainers, and the dates of the training? 1910.146(g)(4)

  • (Blood borne pathogen) Does the employer have documentation for the last three years of bloodborne pathogen training for any First Aid trained employees? 1910.1030(h)(2)(ii)

Morning Huddle and Near Miss Incident Reporting

  • Are employees following the Morning Huddle process and filling out the documentation correctly?

  • Do workers conduct stretch & flex exercises daily to prevent repetitive motion injuries (if exposed to strains and sprains)?

  • Are employees able to explain the AWS definition of a Near Miss incident?

  • Are employees actively reporting and documenting Near Miss incidents and their corrective actions?

  • Are identified corrective actions still in place for recent Near Miss incidents?

Management Engagement and Employee Involvement

  • Have all the managers received formal training in safety and health management responsibilities?

  • Do management personnel consistently enforce and reinforce safe work practices through their words and actions?

  • Do employees feel they have a positive impact on identifying and resolving safety and health issues?

  • Can a majority of employees can give examples of management's active commitment to safety and health?

19. Office Areas

  • Are the office aisles, walkways, and work areas free of trip and fall hazards (i.e. torn carpets, flipped door mats, boxes etc.)?

  • Do all office areas have 36” clearance maintained in front of any electrical panels and fire extinguishers?

  • Are electrical cords, plugs, and power strips in good condition (not frayed, taped, spliced, or ground prong missing)?

  • Are computer work stations and work area ergonomically correct, and are workers following safe work practices?

  • Have possible struck-by hazards been identified and resolved (closed cabinet doors, file drawers, etc)?

  • Are all items stored properly (e.g.: heavy items on lower shelves, shelves stable and evenly distributed, etc.)?

20. Outdoor storage / Yard

  • Are the grounds well groomed (snow & ice removed, grass mowed, weeds controlled, etc.)?

  • Are items stored neatly in a logical fashion (accessible, accounted for, assigned to specific jobs, etc.)?

  • Are job trailers secured to reduce possibility of vandalism or theft?

  • Are flammable liquids and compressed gasses properly stored?

  • Are all other recognized hazards resolved in an appropriate manner?

Unsafe acts and conditions - OSH Act Section 5(a)(1) (General Duty Clause)

  • Are all employees following safe work practices for all items not specifically identified in this audit?

  • Have employees been receptive and responsive to any issues identified during the audit?

Auditor Signature

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