Personal Protective Equipment

  • Standard PPE (hard hat, safety glasses, vest, boots, gloves)

  • Job specific PPE required

  • Is Job Specific PPE being utilized

  • Hearing Protection

  • Foot Protection

  • Respirator required

  • Has employee been fit tested for a respirator

  • Have fit test records been reviewed

  • Proper clothing

General Site Conditions

  • Drinking water available

  • Are washing facilities present (if required due to contaminants on site)

  • Are locations clearly identified

  • Are toilets available on site

  • Has an emergency action plan or preparedness plan been implemented and communicated to the site personnel

  • Is plan available for review

  • Clinic and/or hospital are identified

  • First Aid / CPR trained personnel on site

  • First responder equipment on site

  • First Aid kits

  • AED

  • Artificial illumination required

  • Construction site - 10 footcandles

  • Walkways - 5 footcandles

  • Housekeeping

Storage/Staging area

  • Material staging/storage areas are organized

  • Storage areas, aisles and passageways free of material/debris

  • Material stacked, racked, blocked, interlocked/secured to prevent from moving

  • Material stored 6' back of a hoistway

  • Material stored 6' back from inside floor openings

  • Material stored 10' back from any wall opening

  • Material stored at least 15' away from power lines up to 50kV

  • IF POWER LINES ARE OVER 50kV REFER TO ELECTRICAL STANDARD

  • Is bagged material stored/staged on site

  • On pallet no more than 36"

  • Secured to prevent from moving

  • Stacked not more than 2 pallets high

  • Stacked by stepping back the layers by crosskeying at least every 10 bags

  • Is brick or tile stored/staged on site

  • If stored as banded cube, cube cannot be more than 2 cubes high

  • Loose

  • Tapered back 2" in every foot of height above 4'

  • Does not exceed 6' in height

  • Cross keyed at each 2' level

  • Pallet

  • Does not exceed 30" high

  • Secured to prevent from moving

  • Stacked no more than 2 pallets high

  • Is block stored/staged on site

  • If stored as banded cube, cube cannot be more than 2 cubes high

  • Loose

  • Stack does not exceed 6' high

  • Cross keyed at each 3' level

  • Pallet

  • Does not exceed 46" high

  • Cross keyed every course or secured to pallet

  • Stacked not more than 2 pallets high

  • Is lumber stored/staged on site

  • Stacked on solid, level supported skills

  • Manually stacked lumber doesn't exceed 6'

  • Mechanically stacked lumber doesn't exceed 10'

  • Nails have been removed or bent

  • Are cylinders containing gases stored on site

  • Oxygen and fuel gas are separated by 20'

  • Oxygen and fuel gas are separated by 5', 30 minute fire resistant wall

  • Caps are installed when gauges are removed

  • Cylinders are stored in a well ventilated area

  • Cylinders are stored a minimum of 50' from an occupied building?

  • Cylinders are stored in an upright position

  • Cylinders are secured to prevent from falling

  • Cylinder provided with a shut off valve (fixed hand wheel) key, handle or nonadjustable wrench

Hand and power tools

  • Tool condition

  • Proper guards and handles

  • Unsafe or incompatible attachments used

  • GFCIs are in place on all temporary power supplies

  • Extension cords are in good condition

  • Use of proper tool for the task being performed

  • Are pneumatic tools being used

  • Air line condition

  • Check valves in place

  • Air line secured

  • Layout of cords, hoses, lines, cables

  • Are powder-actuated tools being used

  • Are users wearing required PPE

  • Is tool being used properly and in a safe manner

  • Does operator have "Operator's Card"

Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)

  • Is LOTO currently in use

  • Has notification of LOTO usage been given to all parties affected

  • Source identified and LOTO

  • Is there a backup energy source

  • Has backup energy source been LOTO

  • Individual locks and tags in use

  • Energy source has been fully isolated

  • Individuals using LOTO are trained on proper LOTO procedures

  • Training records

Aerial Lifts

  • Are aerial lifts on site

  • Are they currently in use

  • Is employee wearing proper fall protection and tied off

  • Training records

  • Is work area barricaded to prevent unwanted access

  • Ground clear of obstructions

  • Over head hazards removed or accounted for

  • Pre shift inspection completed

  • Equipment manual is with the equipment

  • Weight limitations are posted

  • Fire extinguisher on equipment

  • Is fire extinguisher inspection up to date

  • Stability

  • Are there wind concerns

  • Are wind limitations known and being observed

Fall Protection

  • Is PERSONAL fall protection currently in use

  • Is employee tied off to an approved anchor point

  • Is the correct type of lanyard being used

  • Is employee properly tied off to prevent contact with ground if a fall was to occur

  • Was non compliance corrected?

  • Is harness properly worn and fitted

  • Was harness inspected prior to use

  • Have individuals been trained on personal fall protection systems and proper implementation

  • Training records

  • Is FALL PROTECTION currently in use

  • Covers/Nets

  • Edge/Side

  • Falling Objects

  • Impalement concerns

  • Openings/Holes

  • Pits

  • Railings/Stairs

  • Roof work

  • Trenches

Confined Space

  • Are employees currently working in confined spaces

  • Has atmosphere been tested for oxygen content

  • Are results within permissible limits

  • If answer is No, then space shall be classified as permit required confined space

  • Have mitigation measures been implemented

  • Has atmosphere been tested for flammable gases

  • Are results within permissible limits

  • If answer is No, then space shall be classified as permit required confined space

  • Have mitigation measures been implemented

  • Has atmosphere been tested for potential toxic air contaminants

  • Are results within permissible limits

  • If answer is No, then space shall be classified as permit required confined space

  • Have mitigation measures been implemented

  • Has atmosphere been tested for flammable vapors

  • Are results within permissible limits

  • If answer is No, then space shall be classified as permit required confined space

  • Have mitigation measures been implemented

  • Always keep in mind if a confined space has the POTENTIAL to develop a hazardous atmosphere

  • Does the confined space have a material that has the potential to engulf the entrant

  • If answer is Yes, then space shall be classified as permit required confine space

  • Have precautionary measures been taken

  • Does the confined space have an internal configuration such that an entrant could be trapped or asphyxiated

  • If answer is Yes, then space shall be classified as permit required confine space

  • Have precautionary measures been taken

  • Does the confined space contain any other recognized serious safety or health hazard

  • If answer is Yes, then space shall be classified as permit required confine space

  • If answer is Yes please note hazard

  • Hazard

  • Have precautionary measures been taken

  • Is confined space a permit required confined space

  • Has permit been completed

  • Is permit displayed and available for review

  • Does permit list authorized entrants, attendant and entry supervisor

  • Is there a retrieval system in place and is entrant wearing full body harness

  • Is there an emergency response plan in place

  • Is attendant qualified to perform CPR

  • Training records reviewed

  • Is fall protection required due to a fall exposure

  • Is fall protection in place

  • General fall protection

  • Personal fall protection

Excavation / Trenching

  • Are there any open excavations or trenches

  • Excavation

  • Trench

  • Are there employees in the excavation / trench

  • Was excavation inspected prior to employees entering excavation / trench

  • Is spoil pile at least 2' away from the edge of the excavation

  • Has soil type been determined

  • What soil classification has been determined

  • Is there standing or running water in the excavation/trench

  • Have dewatering measures been implemented

  • What type of protection is being used

  • Other:

  • Have utilities been identified and located

  • Is there proper ingress/egress

  • Ladder within 25' of lateral travel

  • Earth ramp of no more than 45° inclination

  • Other

  • Other:

  • Are barricades in place to protect from construction traffic / vehicles and to control personnel access

  • Is there vehicular traffic traveling adjacent to the excavation / trench

  • Is there the possibility of exhaust fumes accumulating at the bottom of the excavation / trench

  • Has atmosphere been tested to ensure proper levels of oxygen and hazardous fumes

  • Are there any confined spaces within the excavation / trench

  • SEE CONFINED SPACE SECTION

  • Is there any requirement for fall protection

  • General fall protection

  • Personal fall protection

  • Have fall protection requirements been implemented

Hot work / Fire prevention

  • Is there hot work taking place

  • Welding

  • Is additional PPE being used

  • Eye protection

  • Face protection

  • Welding gloves

  • Body protection

  • Flash protection (if required)

  • Is arc welding being performed

  • Welding cable insulation is cut or bare

  • REMOVE DAMAGED CABLE AND REPLACE WITH CABLE THAT IS FREE OF CUTS AND HAS NO EXPOSED INNER CABLES

  • Welding cables are completely insulated

  • Electrodes are removed from the electrode holders

  • Spliced welding cable is not within 10' of the arc welding machine

  • Cutting

  • Is additional PPE being used

  • Eye protection

  • Face protection

  • Welding gloves

  • Body protection

  • Flash protection

  • Are oxygen and other gases being used for cutting

  • Hose in good working order

  • Backflow preventers installed on fuel gas

  • Backflow preventer installed on oxygen hoses

  • Are arc cutting electrodes being used

  • Electrodes removed from electrode holders

  • Cutting cables are completely insulated

  • Grinding

  • Is additional PPE being used

  • Face protection

  • Body protection

  • Flash protection

  • Other

  • Other:

  • ENSURE THAT ALL REQUIRED ADDITIONAL PPE IS BEING USED

  • Is hot work taking place in a confined space

  • REFER TO CONFINED SPACE SECTION

  • Is hot work permit required

  • Is hot work permit complete and available for review

  • At a minimum one 2A-10BC portable fire extinguisher is immediately available at the work area where the hot work is taking place

  • Fire extinguisher has been inspected and is in good condition

  • Combustible and flammable materials within 35' have been removed or covered with fire-resistant material

  • Stored fuel is at least 50' from welding operations

  • Is fire watch required after hot work is completed?

Lifting, digging and motorized equipment

  • Is lifting equipment on site

  • Crane

  • Is equipment currently in use

  • Has daily inspection been completed

  • Is operator certified

  • Certification reviewed

  • Is lift plan required for load being lifted

  • Has lift plan been completed, approved and available for review

  • Is ground guide required

  • Is ground guide in use

  • Communication method has been stablished and is acceptable

  • Hand signals

  • Signal person has been identified

  • Is signal person qualified

  • Qualification paperwork reviewed

  • Radio communication

  • Other

  • Other:

  • Rotating super-structure is barricaded to prevent access within area of rotation

  • Swing radius is barricaded off to prevent access by unauthorized personnel

  • Load chart is in equipment and available for review

  • Signaling sign is posted and visible

  • Has annual inspection been completed and inspection decal visible

  • Is there a fire extinguisher on the equipment

  • Fire extinguisher has been inspected and is in good condition

  • Forklift (any type)

  • Is equipment currently in use

  • Has daily inspection been completed

  • Is operator certified

  • Certification reviewed

  • Is lift plan required for load being lifted

  • Has lift plan been completed, approved and available for review

  • Is ground guide required

  • Is ground guide in use

  • Has annual inspection been completed and inspection decal visible

  • Load chart is in equipment and available for review

  • Rigging inspection has been completed

  • Is there a fire extinguisher on the equipment

  • Fire extinguisher has been inspected and is in good condition

  • Personnel lift

  • Is equipment currently in use

  • Are employees wearing required personal fall protection

  • Has fall zone been cordoned off

  • Ground guide is in use

  • Has daily inspection been completed

  • Is operator certified

  • Certification reviewed

  • Has annual inspection been completed and inspection decal visible

  • Load limit decals are visible and readable

  • Is there a fire extinguisher on the equipment

  • Fire extinguisher has been inspected and is in good condition

  • Is digging/earth moving equipment on site

  • Is equipment currently in use

  • Have underground and overhead utilities been identified and marked

  • Are power lines in the work area

  • Clearance required:
    -up to 50kV - 10 feet
    -over 50kV to 200kV - 15 feet
    -over 200kV to 350kV - 20 feet
    OVER 350kV SEE MIOSHA STANDARD PART 10

  • Is proper clearance been maintained from power lines

  • Have all obstructions been removed from the job site or at a minimum identified and barricaded to protect from impact

  • Has equipment daily inspection been completed

  • Did check points pass inspection

  • Is there a fire extinguisher on the equipment

  • Fire extinguisher has been inspected and is in good condition

Lifting devices

  • Are lifting devices in use

  • Hooks

  • Free of twist, kink or bend

  • Slings

  • Wire rope

  • Wire rope has no more than 6 randomly distributed broken wires in 1 lay or 3 broken wires in 1 strand in 1 lay

  • Wire rope has no kinking, crushing, bird-caging or any other damage

  • Wire rope has no heat damage

  • Standing ropes have no more than 2 broken wires in 1 lay beyond the end connection

  • Standing ropes have no more than 1 broken wire at the end connection

  • No knots are present in the wire rope

  • Chains

  • Permanent tag showing the size, grade, rated capacity and manufacturer's name

  • Free of worn out, kinked or bend links

  • Spreader beams

  • Shackles

  • Free of twist, kink or bend

  • Other

  • Other:

  • Rigging inspection has been completed prior to use

  • All damaged rigging has been removed or destroyed to prevent further usage

  • All rigging has permanently affixed, legible identification markings stating size and rated capacity?

Temporary Electrical Power

  • Is temporary electrical power being used on site

  • Are all 120v, 15-20amp receptacles equipped with a GFCI

  • Are portable generators on site

  • Are the portable generators currently being used

  • Portable generator is located in a dry area

  • Portable generator is not blocking travel lanes or creating additional tripping hazards

  • Fumes from the portable generator do not have the potential to settle in nearby open excavations or other locations that would contribute to the accumulation of exhaust fumes

  • Is there a fire extinguisher available at location of usage

  • Has fire extinguisher been inspected

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