• Cashman safety audit

    OSHA Safety Audit
  • Safety audit

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  • Auditors summary

1.0 Previous Inspection

  • Items from previous audit have been corrected

  • Great job. This shows that safety is a priority.

  • Items from previous audit were observed and have NOT been fully corrected

  • ATTENTION: Items observed on this audit were repeat observances or uncorrected issues. It is imperative that all items be corrected to insure the safety of your staff and reduce risk of accidents or violation. If you need assistance or would like to discuss any item please call 877-354-5434.

  • Risk rating of this facility observed from this audit 1=Best 10=Worst score

  • This facility scored a low risk of injuries, accidents or safety violations based on the observations at the time of this audit

  • This facility scored a moderate risk of accidents, injuries or violations based on the observations at the time of the audit.

  • This facility scored an above average risk of accidents, injuries or violations based on the observations at the time of this audit. Any serious items should be corrected immediately.

  • ATTENTION: The facility scored an extremely high risk score which will likely result in accidents, injuries or violations based on the observations at the time of this audit. Any serious items should be corrected immediately.

Manager Safety Awareness

  • OSHA general duty clause hazards observed

  • All managers have received formal training in safety and health management responsibilities?

  • Managers verify employees are applying their safety training and following procedures?

  • Management follows the rules and addresses the safety behavior of others?

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

General Duty Safety Clause 5(a)(1) (GDC)

  • OSHA general duty clause hazards observed

  • General hazards observed that could cause injury

  • General hazards observed that could cause injury

  • General hazards observed that could cause injury

  • General hazards observed that could cause injury

  • General hazards observed that could cause injury

2-Chemical Safety

Chemical - RTK and GHS compliance - MSDS 1910.1200

  • Chemical Hazards Observed

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

  • Are secondary bottles labeled to meet HMIS or GHS compliance? Do they contain HMIS information or pictograms to indicate hazards along with first aid and specific hazard warning instructions.

  • Is there an SDS binder available where chemicals are used and has it been updated in the last 12 months?

  • Is there an updated chemical inventory available with maximum quantity on hand and location?

Chemical Handling and Storage 1910.120

Corrective Actions

  • Chemical hazards observed

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

  • Are respirators stored in a convenient and clean location?

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

  • Are respirators stored correctly?

  • Have standard operating procedures been established, and are they being followed when chemical spills are cleaned up?

  • Are any chemicals stored or being handled in an unsafe manner?

  • Are employees required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment ( gloves, eye protection, respirators) when handling chemicals

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

  • Are quantities of more than a quart of flammable liquid stored in an approved flammable cabinet?

  • Are metal flammable storage drums grounded properly to prevent sparks and fire?

  • Are approved secondary containers utilized, are they labeled properly and are they compatible with its contents?

Corrective Actions

Compressed Gasses 1910 Subpart M

  • Do you have compressed gas cylinders stored at your facility?

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

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

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

  • Stored away from walkways, gangplanks, aisles, doors, exits, etc?

  • Grouped by types and labeled with name of gas

  • Full and empty containers separated and stored upright?

  • Not stored near salts, corrosive chemicals or fumes, dampness?

  • Are compressed-gas cylinders stored in areas protected from external heat sources such as flames, intense radiant heat, electric arcs, or high-temperature lines?

  • Are cylinders leaking?

  • Do empty cylinders have their valves closed? 1910.253(b)(2)(iii)

3-Confined Space

Confined Space 1910.146

  • Do you have confined spaces that have potentially hazardous conditions?

  • Are only trained personnel permitted to enter confined spaces? Do they have the appropriate equipment to enter the space safely?

  • Do you have permit required or non permit required confined space posted properly?

Corrective Actions

4-Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety 1910 Subpart S

  • Electrical hazards observed

  • Are employees forbidden from working within 10 feet of high-voltage ( over 600 volts)lines?

  • Do switches, receptacles, and junction boxes have tight-fitting covers or face plates?

  • Are energized parts of electrical equipment operating at 50 volts or more enclosed in approved cabinets?

  • Are metal ladders prohibited from use in areas where there could be exposure to energized parts of equipment, fixtures, or circuit conductors?

  • Do extension cords have a ground prong?

  • Are electrical appliances - such as refrigerator, coffee pots, vacuum cleaner, polishers and vending machines - grounded (1910.304 (b)(3)(ii)(c)(4)(i)

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

  • Are there any electrical cords that are supplying equipment not considered temporary that should be hard wired?

  • Were there excessive extension cords, surge protectors or overloaded circuits observed?

  • Are electrical panels, disconnects and breakers labeled as to what they control?

  • Observed electrical panels and disconnects or junction boxes with open slots, uncapped conduit holes, discontinued circuits or uncovered wiring.

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

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

Corrective actions

  • Follow-up

  • Select date

Immediate Corrective Action

5-Emergency & Fire

Emergency Equipment 1910.157 and 120

  • Emergency equipment issues

  • Spill kits available where required, inspected and adequate for amount and type of chemicals on site?

  • Are eyewash stations, showers and fire blankets available, inspected and working properly?

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

Corrective Actions

Emergency Preparedness 1910.38

  • Emergency preparedness issues observed

  • Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

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

  • Evacuation plan and maps displayed and understood by all employees?

  • Do employees know where to go (a safe zone) and do you have roll call procedures in place?

  • Do you conduct mock drills annually to prepare workers and staff for an emergency?

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

  • Do you have spill kit or emergency supply's stored in a location that is safely accessible in an emergency evacuation?

Corrective Actions

Fire Prevention 29 CFR 1910.39

  • Fire prevention hazards observed

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

  • Are safety cans used for dispensing flammable or combustible liquids?

  • Are " NO SMOKING" signs posted in areas where flammable or combustible materials are used or stored?

  • Are all solvent waste and flammable liquids kept in fire resistant, covered container until they are removed from the work site?

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

  • Is paper, trash and flammable material stored away from potential fire or combustion hazards?

  • Do storage rooms for flammable and combustible liquids have explosion-proof lighting?

  • Do storage rooms for flammable and combustible liquids have mechanical or gravity ventilation?

  • Are all flammable kept in closed containers when not in use?

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

  • Oily rags and combustible refuse stored in covered metal containers?

  • Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

Corrective Actions

Sprinkler systems

  • Do metal guards protect sprinkler heads where they could be physically damaged?

  • Where sprinklers systems are permanently installed, are the nozzle heads directed or arranged so that water will not be spayed into operating electrical switchboards and equipment?

  • Is proper clearance maintained below sprinkler heads?

  • Have automated sprinkler systems and risers been certified within the last 5 years and are they clear of materials?

  • Tested annually?

Corrective Actions

  • Are Fire Extinguishers inspected monthly, documented and clear of obstructions?

  • Are fire extinguishers mounted within 75 feet for a Class A fire or 50 feet for a Class B fire?

  • Are employees trained to used fire extinguisher?

  • Are fire extinguishing signs posted at least 7 feet off the ground?

Corrective Actions


Environmental Hazards

  • Environmental issues were observed!

  • Do you conduct weekly documented hazardous waste area inspections?

  • Is hazardous waste labeled legibly and properly with contents, accumulation start date and EPA I.D.?

  • Observed potential sewer or storm drain pollution.

  • Have employees that handle hazardous waste been trained on spill and leak procedures?

Corrective Actions


Ergonomics: Title 8 section 5110 and 5(a)(1) (GDC)

  • Ergonomic hazards observed

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

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

  • Where workers are exposed to strains and sprains do you conduct warmup exercises or rotate workers to prevent repetitive motion injuries?

  • 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?

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

  • Are workers exposed 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 materials-handling tasks?

Corrective Actions


Exits 1910 Subpart E

  • Means of egress deficiencies observed

  • Exits clear of obstructions?

  • Are doors on cold-storage rooms provided with inside release mechanisms that release the latches and open the doors?

  • 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?

  • Emergency exit lighting and illuminated exits in place and operable?

  • Where exits are not visible are directional signs provided?

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

Corrective Actions

9-Guarding & LOTO

Machine Guarding 1910 Subpart O

  • Machine Guarding Hazards Observed

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

  • Are fan blades protected with a guard having opening no larger than 1/2 inch when operating within seven feet of the floor?

  • Do saws used for ripping have anti-kickback devices and spreaders?

  • If machines is cleaned with compressed air, is air pressure controlled and personal protective equipment or other safeguards used to protect operators and workers from eye and bodily harm?

  • Do arbors and mandrels have firm and secure bearings, and are they free from play?

  • Are machines constructed to be free from excessive vibration when the largest size tool is mounted and run at full speed?

  • Are provisions made to prevent machines from automatically starting when power is restored following a power failure or shut down?

  • Is there an employee training for safe methods of machine operation?

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

  • Is machinery and equipment clean and properly maintained?

  • Is sufficient clearance provided around and between machines to allow for safe operation, setup, 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?

  • Are the non current-carrying metal parts of electrically-operated machines bonded and grounded?

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

  • Are all emergency stop buttons colored red?

  • Are pulleys and belts (within seven feet of the floor or working level) properly guarded?

  • Are all moving chains and gears properly guarded?

  • Guards firmly secured and not easily removable?

  • Observed removed or damaged machine guards. SERIOUS HAZARD?

  • Guards prevent workers from reaching under, around or behind guarded area?

  • Foot trundle or foot pedal safety guards are in place?

  • Point-of-operation guards provided and in place?

  • Observed bypassed safety switches or interlocks. SERIOUS HAZARD<br>

  • Pinch points and inward running rollers are properly guarded?

  • Belts, chains, gears, sprockets, pulleys and flywheels guarded?

  • Machine controls within easy reach of the operator, to include shut off switch?

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

Corrective Actions

Lockout Tagout (Control of Hazardous Energy) 29CFR 1910.147

  • Control of hazardous energy (LOTO) issues observed

  • Have written Lockout/Tagout procedures been developed for all hazardous equipment?

  • Have the required periodic audits of energy control procedures been performed and documented? 1910.147(c)(6)(ii)

  • Is Lockout/Tagout equipment available? Are all lockouts documented?

  • Have employees performing lockout tagout been effectively trained?

Corrective Actions

10-Housekeeping & Inspections

Housekeeping 1910.22

  • Housekeeping hazards observed

  • Entry and walkways kept clear of materials and blockage?

  • Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

  • Floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

  • Are footpaths in good condition?

  • Are railings in good condition?

  • Are fall preventive measures in place and used where gaps occur in railings?

  • Stairs and risers kept clear?

  • Are liquid spills removed quickly?

  • Intersections kept clear of boxes, pallets, etc?

Corrective Actions

Inspections and Procedures 5(a)(1) (GDC)

  • Control of hazardous energy (LOTO) or Inspection issues observed

  • Are weekly hazardous waste inspections performed if applicable?

  • Are you conducting monthly period safety inspections to document a safe work environment?

  • Do you inspect eyewash stations, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and any other emergency equipment regularly?

Corrective Actions

11-Shop area

Machine Shop and Maintenance Areas 1910.215, Subpart P,Q,O, & Shop areas

  • shop area was inspected

Ladders: portable

  • Do portable metal ladders have legible signs reading "CAUTION"- Do Not Use Around Electrical Equipment," or equivalent wording?

  • When portable rung ladders are used to gain access to elevated platforms, roofs, and the like, does the ladder always extended at least three feet above the elevated surface?

  • Are employees instructed not to use the top step of ordinary stepladders as a step?

  • Are employees prohibited from using ladders that broken, missing steps, rungs, cleats, broken side rails, or other faulty parts?

  • Are all ladders in good condition, joints between steps and side rails tight, all hardware and fittings securely attached, and moveable parts operating freely without binding or undue play?

  • Are non-slip safety feet on all ladders except step ladders?

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

  • Are employees prohibited from placing a ladder in front of doors opening towards the ladder except when the door is blocked opened, locked, or guarded?

  • Are employees prohibited from placing ladders on boxes, barrels, or other unstable bases?

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

  • Are ladders over 6' and other equipment safely secured to prevent falling?

Corrective Actions

Hand tools and equipment 1910.242

  • Are maintenance records kept to show PM or other regular maintenance on equipment and to verify equipment in facility is kept in safe working condition?

  • Do employees use appropriate safety glasses, face shields, and similar equipment when using hand tools or equipment that might produce flying materials or be subject to breakage?

  • Are broken or fractured handles on hammers, axes, or similar equipment replaced promptly?

  • Are appropriate handles used on files and similar tools?

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

  • Are tool handles wedged tightly in the head of all tools?

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

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

  • Are hand tools such as chisels or punches that develop mushroomed heads reconditioned or replaced promptly?

  • Do grinders, saws, and similar equipment have appropriate safety guards?

  • Are power tools used with the shield or guard that the manufacturer recommends?

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

  • Are circular saw guards checked to ensure guarding of lower blade portion?

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

  • Are effect guards in place over belts, pulleys, chains, and sprockets on equipment such as concrete mixers, air compressors, and the like?

  • Are hand tools in safe working order? Are electrical cords in good condition?

Corrective Actions

Welding and cutting 1910.252

  • Are signs posted that read "DANGER - NO SMOKING," or the equivalent?

  • Are regulator-pressure adjusting screws released when welding or cutting is stopped for an extended period of time?

  • When welders work in confined spaces is the atmosphere monitored and is there a means for quick evacuation in an emergency?

  • Do employees check for adequate ventilation where welding or cutting is performed?

  • Do employees use appropriate PPE when exposed to hazards of welding, cutting, or brazing operations?

  • Do eye-protection helmets, hand shields, and goggles meet appropriate standards?

  • When objects to weld cannot be moved and fire hazards cannot be removed, are used to confine heat, slag, and sparks?

  • Are fire watchers assigned when welding or cutting is performed in locations where a fire might develope?

  • Before hot work begins, are drums, barrels, tanks, and other containers thoroughly cleaned and testes so that no substances remain could explode, ignite, or produce toxic vapors?

  • Do the means for connecting cable lengths have adequate insulation?

  • Is work and electrode lead cables frequently inspected for wear and damage and replaced when needed?

  • Are welders forbidden to coil or loop welding electrode cable around their bodies?

  • Is suitable fire-extinguishing equipment available for immediate use?

  • Are employees required to shut off the electric Owner to the welders when no one is using it?

  • Is open circuit (no load) voltage of arc welding and cutting machine as low as possible and not more than the recommended limits?

  • Are electrodes removed from holders when not in use?

  • When welding is the proper ventilation in place, is there a shield to protect other workers and are employees trained on safe welding and hot work procedures?

  • Do you allow only authorized and trained personnel to use welding, cutting, or brazing equipment?

  • Are compressed gas cylinders regularly examined for signs of defects, deep rusting, or leakage?

  • Before regulators are removed, is valve closed and then gas released from regulator?

  • Are liquified gases stored and shipped with valve end up and with valve covers in place?

  • Do cylinders without fixed hand wheels have keys, handles, or non adjustable wrenches on stem valves wHen in service?

  • Unless secured on special truck, are regulators removed and valve-protection caps put in place before moving cylinder?

  • Are cylinders, cylinder valves, coupling, regulators, hoses, and apparatus kept free of oily or greasy substances?

  • Are employees prohibited from using cylinders as rollers or support?

  • Are cylinders kept away from heat sources?

  • Are empty cylinders appropriately marked, their valves closed, and valve protection-caps placed on them?

Corrective Actions

Abrasive wheel Grinders 1910.215

  • Is cleanliness maintained around grinders?

  • Are bench and pedestal grinders permanently secured if they are not going to be moved?

  • Are right angle grinders equipped with guards when they are not being used for internal grinding where the material being worked on provides adequate protection?

  • Do employees wear ANSI-approved goggle or face shield when grinding?

  • Is the maximum RPM rating of each abrasive wheel comparable with the RPM rating of the grinding motor?

  • Does each grinder an individual on/off switch?

  • Is each electrically operated grinder effectively ground?

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

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

  • Bench Grinders - Shields in place, tool rest adjusted within 1/16", grinder securely mounted, no non-ferrous material in wheel? 1910.215(b)(1)(iii)

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

  • Is the grinder equipped with flanges?

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

  • Does the angular exposure of the grinding wheel periphery and sides for safety guards on grinders meet the following?

  • Bench and floor stand grinder- not to exceed 90 degrees or 1/4 of the periphery

  • Table Saws - Are table saw and portable saw blades properly guarded to prevent injury?

Corrective Actions

Cranes and hoists

Cranes and hoists 1910.178

  • Have cranes been inspected?

  • Are cranes visually inspected for defective component before the start of any work shift?

  • Are electrically -operated cranes effectively grounded?

  • Is a crane preventive maintenance program established?

  • Are all operators trained and provided the operator's manual for the particular crane being operated?

  • Are operating controls clearly identified?

  • Is a fire extinguisher provided at the operators station?

  • Is the rated capacity visibly marked on each crane?

  • Is an audible warning device marked on each crane?

  • Is sufficient lighting provided for the operator to perform the work safely?

  • Are cranes with booms that could fall backwards, equipped with boom stops?

  • Does each crane have a certificate indicating that required testing and examinations have been performed?

  • Are crane inspection and maintenance records maintained and available examination?

Corrective Actions

Spray finishing operations

Spray finishing Operations

  • Spray finishing operations was inspected?

  • Do ducts have access doors to allow cleaning?

  • Are the electric motors for the exhaust fans placed outside booths or ducts?

  • Are belts and pulleys inside the booth fully enclosed?

  • Is adequate ventilation ensured before starting spray finish operations?

  • Is mechanical ventilation used when spraying in enclosed areas?

  • When using mechanical ventilation during spraying operation, is it ensured that it will not recirculate contaminated air?

  • Is the spray area free of hot surfaces?

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

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

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

  • Do solvents used for cleaning have a flash point of 100 degrees F or more?

  • Are fire-control sprinkler heads kept clean?

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

  • Is the spray are clean of combustible residue?

  • Are spray booth constructed of metal, masonry, or other substantial non combustible material?

  • Are spray booths floors and baffles non combustible and easily cleaned?

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

  • Is the spry booth completely ventilated before the drying apparatus is used?

  • Is the electric drying apparatus properly grounded?

  • Do all drying spaces have adequate ventilation?

  • Are lighting fixtures for spray booths located outside of the booth, and the interior lighted through sealed clear panels?

Corrective Actions

16-Warehouse & Forklifts

Dock and Warehouse Safety 1910 Subpart N

  • Dock and warehouse hazards observed

  • Aisles and forklift zones are indicated to protect pedestrians?

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

  • Are heavy or bulky objects stored on lower shelves?

  • Pallets must be in good condition. Empty pallets must be stored flat or in a contained area to prevent injury. No broken or protruding wood or nails. No pallets on edge. Avoid storing empty pallets in quantities or densities in excess of O.H. fire sprinkler combustible load ratings.

  • Are rack uprights and beams in good condition? Bent racks and beams must be repaired or replaced.

  • All rack uprights over 6' should be bolted down to prevent tipping or falling?

  • Guardrails and/or covers are provided to protect personnel from the hazards of open sides of stairs, platforms, floor openings, floor holes, mezzanines, equipment pits, and other possible fall hazards.

  • Fall hazards are protected with restraint and signage?

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

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

Forklifts and Pallet Jacks 1910.178

  • Forklift hazards observed

  • Have electric pallet jack operators been trained and certified on their use?

  • Are motor hand and hand/rider trucks so designed that the brake are applied and power to the drive motor shut off when the operator releases his/her grip on the device that controls the travel?

  • Do forklift and lift operators have current training certifications and are they operating the trucks safely?

  • Forklifts - Are daily or pre-shift industrial truck inspections being done and documented? 1910.178(g)(7)

  • Are forklifts in safe working condition? Tires good, horn works, backup alarm operational, no cracks in hoses, chains even and greased, etc.

  • Are current forklift safety rules posted in areas where forklifts are used?

  • Are industrial trucks with internal combustion engines that are operated in buildings or enclosed areas checked to ensure such operations do not cause harmful concentrations of dangerous gases or fumes?

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

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

  • Does each industrial truck have a warning horn, whistle, gong, or other device that can be clearly heard above the normal noise in the operation area?

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

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

  • Are industrial trucks operation in areas of flammable gases or vapors, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers approved for such locations?

Corrective Actions

Material handling

Material handling

  • Material handling inspected

  • Is there a safe clearance for moving equipment through aisles and doorways?

  • Are aisles permanently marked kept clear to allow safe passage?

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

  • Are vehicles shut off and brakes set before loading and unloading?

  • Are containers of combustibles or flammable properly stacked and stabilized when they are being moved?

  • Are trucks and trailers secure from movement during loading and unloading?

  • Are dock (dock plates) used during loading and unloading operation?

  • Are dock plates and loading ramps adequately constructed maintained to support imposed loads?

  • Are hand trucks maintained in safe operating condition?

  • Are chutes equipped with side boards of sufficient height to prevent materials from falling off?

  • At the delivery end of rollers of chutes, are provisions made to brake the movement of materials?

  • Are materials handled at a uniform level to prevent lifting or twisting injuries?

  • Are material-handling aids used to lift or transfer heavy or awkward objects?

  • Are pallets usually inspected before loading or moving them?

  • Do you use hooks with safety latches or other devices when hoisting materials, so that slings or load attachments cannot accidentally slip off the hoist hooks?

  • Are securing chains, ropes, checkers, or slings adequate for the job?

  • When equipment or materials are being hoisted, do you ensure that no one will be passing under the suspended loads?

  • Are materials stored so that they prevent sprains or strains when employees retrieve them?

Corrective Actions

12-Noise Exposure

Noise Exposure 1910.95

  • Noise from equipment or process was found to exceed safe Decibel levels of 85 DB

  • Are noise levels in any areas at or above 90 decibels for an 8 hour period?

  • If yes are employees required to wear hearing protection and is it well stocked and readily available?

  • Do you have a written Hearing Conservation Program?

  • Do you conduct annual audiometric testing for workers exposed to excessive noise?

  • Are areas posted where hearing protection is required?

Corrective Actions

13-Training & PPE

Personal Protective Equipment -PPE 1910.132

  • PPE hazards

  • Personal protective equipment is well stocked and available for the hazards present at this facility?

  • Fall protection PPE is available where applicable and areas where required are posted to restrict access to trained personnel only?

  • Are respirators or dust masks being utilized properly where applicable?

  • Do you have a written Respiratory Program if respirator use is required? Are all employees using respirators trained?

  • Have all workers using PPE been trained on the proper use, fit and limitations of the PPE?

  • Are engineering controls in place to protect workers before PPE is utilized?

Corrective Actions

Employee Training 29CFR part 128

  • Employee training issues observed

  • Blood Borne Pathogens - Does the employer have documentation of training, including the contents of the training sessions, names and qualifications of trainers, names and job titles of those trained? (Note: Documentation must be kept for three years.) 1910.1030(h)(2)(ii)

  • Confined Space - Does the employer have documentation of each employee’s name, the signatures or initials of trainers and the dates of the train- ing? 1910.146(g)(4)

  • Facility conducts comprehensive employee hazard training and ensures all participate; in addition, employees can demonstrate proficiency in, and support of areas covered by training?

  • Hazard Communication - Does the employer maintain documentation of the employee name and contents of haz- ardous communication training? 1910.1200(h)(3)

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

  • New Employee Training: are all employees being trained properly before beginning work for specific hazards associated with their task and general hazards in the facility. Additionally are they trained where emergency equipment and supplies are located and what to do in an emergency or spill of a chemical?

  • Other training deficiencies noted where applicable

  • Personal Protective Equipment - Does the employer have certification with employee’s name, date and subject for personal protective equipment training? 1910.132(f)(4)

  • Respirator training, fit testing and medical evaluations are completed when required?

Corrective Actions



  • Vehicle hazard inspection?

  • Has daily vehicle inspection been completed?

  • Are employees required to wear seat belts?

  • Are employees encouraged not to engage in fatigue driving?

  • Do employee who operate vehicles on public thoroughfares have operator licenses?

  • Are vehicle equipped with the proper amount of load securing devices and in good condition?

  • Are all interior packaging/loads secure?

  • Are vehicles equipped with emergency triangles (F 550's and above)?

  • Are motor vehicles trained in defensive driving and proper use of the vehicle?

  • Does each van, bus, or truck used to transport employees have an adequate number of seats?

  • Are vehicles equipped with lamps, brakes, horns, mirrors, windshields and turn signals that are in good repair?

  • Are transport vehicles equipped with handrails, steps, stirrups, or other similar devices so employees can safely mount or dismount?

  • Is a fully charged fire extinguisher, in good condition, with at least a 5lbs ABC rating maintained in each employee transport vehicle?

  • When sharp cutting tools are carried in passenger compartments of employee transport vehicles, are they placed in closed boxes or containers that are secured in place?

  • Are employees prohibited from riding on top of any load that can shift, topple, or otherwise become unstable?

  • Are materials that could shift and enter the cab secured or barricaded?

  • Are employees prohibit from using cellular phones and other distractive driving, I.e. Reading or writing while driving?

  • Are hands free devices provided?

  • Are vehicles equipped with first aid kits, tire jacks, and tire lug wrench?

  • Are vehicles equipped with an accident kit?

Office Areas

  • Office areas were inspected and hazards were found.

  • Exit paths are free of boxes/materials at all times?

  • Aisles, walkways, and work areas are free of trip and fall hazards (i.e. torn carpets, turned up edges of door mats, boxes etc.)

  • Illuminated exit and emergency lighting working properly?

  • First aid kits and fire extinguishers available and inspected regularly?

  • 36” clearance is maintained in front of all electrical panels and fire extinguishers?

  • Electrical cords and plugs are in good condition: not frayed, taped, spliced, covered with carpet or the ground prong missing?

  • Work and storage areas are free of improper storage (e.g., heavy, high and/or unstable storage)

  • Shelf and wall units over 6' or by exit aisles are secured to prevent tip over?

  • Computer work stations and work areas are ergonomically correct and workers are working safely?

  • The use of space heaters is kept to a minimum and the area around them kept clear of combustible materials?

Corrective Actions

15-Plan Postings and Signage/ fall protection

Postings: State and Federal - Department of Labor and State required.

  • State and federal required posting

  • State and federal posters are current and the information that is required to be filled out by the employer is up to date?

Warning Signs and Labels 1910.16

  • Warning signs, labels and postings

  • Warning signs, stickers or labels were placed in areas or on equipment to notify or warn employees of specific hazards.

  • Are areas where PPE is critical and hazards are prevalent posted to remind workers to wear their assigned PPE?

Written Plans and Procedures. Title 8 3203 and OSH act

  • Written plans and procedures were checked.

  • Is your company's General Safety or IIPP written program up to date and being applied? Has it been reviewed and signed by an officer of the company in the last year?

  • Do you have required written plans such as a respiratory protection program , a chemical hygiene plan, a lockout tagout program or noise exposure program in place and being applied per the plan?

  • Do you have a written emergency preparedness program or fire safety program and is it complied with?

  • Do you have documented employee accountability program in place with progressive discipline for safety violations?

Corrective Actions

Fall protection

Serial #s

  • Serial #s


Visual and touch inspection

  • Cracks or breaks

  • Distortion (twist or bends)

  • Rough or sharp edges

  • Broken/distorted grommets

  • Modification by users (i.e. additional holes)

  • Tongue buckle should overlap the buckle frame and move freely back and forth in their socket

  • Roller of tongue buckle overlap the buckle frame on frame

  • Bars must be straight

  • All springs must be in working condition


Visual and touch inspection

  • Cuts, nicks, or tears

  • Broken fibers/cracks

  • Overall deterioration

  • Modification by user

  • Fray/abrasions

  • Discoloration of material (Depending on cause of discoloration)

  • Hard or shiny spots (Indicates heat damage)

  • Webbing thickness uneven (Indicates possible fall)

  • Mildew (Clean harness)

  • Missing straps

  • Undue stretching (Indicates possible falls)

  • Burnt,charred or melted fibers (Indicates heat damage)

  • Material marked with permanent marker (Check with manufacturer)

  • Excessive hardness or brittleness (Indicates heat or uv damage)


Visual and touch inspection

  • Pulled stitches

  • Stitching that is missing

  • Hard and shiny spots (Indicates heat damage)

  • Cut stitches

  • Discoloration of stitching (Depending on cause of discoloration)

Labling system

Visual inspection

  • Manufacturing date (Remove from service if past adopted service life policy)

  • Tag missing or not legible (Remove from service)

Storage and cleaning

Visual inspection

  • Storage area clean, dry

  • Free from exposure of fumes

  • Free from exposure to heat, steam, or long periods of sunlight and corrosive elements

  • Not stored next to batteries

  • Is fall protection gear clean

Shock absorbing lanyard


Visual and touch inspection

  • Cuts, nicks, or tears

  • Broken fibers/cracks

  • Overall deterioration

  • Modification by user

  • Fray/abrasions

  • Discoloration of material (Depending on cause of discoloration)

  • Hard or shiny spots (Indicates heat damage)

  • Webbing thickness uneven (Indicates possible fall)

  • Mildew (Clean harness)

  • Missing straps

  • Undue stretching (Indicates possible falls)

  • Burnt,charred or melted fibers (Indicates heat damage)

  • Material marked with permanent marker (Check with manufacturer)

  • Excessive hardness or brittleness (Indicates heat or uv damage)

  • Knots in lanyard


Visual and touch inspection

  • Pulled stitches

  • Stitching that is missing

  • Hard and shiny spots (Indicates heat damage)

  • Cut stitches

  • Discoloration of stitching (Depending on cause of discoloration)

Snap hooks

Visual and manual inspection

  • Snap hooks should be of the self-locking type

  • No hooks or eye distortion (twists, bends or elongation)

  • Latch/keeper should seat into the nose w/o binding

  • Latch/keeper should not be distorted or obstructed

  • Overall deterioration/excessive wear

  • Modification by the user

  • Rust/pitting/corrosion

  • No cracks

  • No excessive wear

  • No missing parts

  • No rough or sharp areas

Snap hook locking mechanism

  • Disengage locking mechanism and open keeper (keeper should open freely)

  • Disengage locking mechanism and release (locking mechanism should return to engaged position

Snap hook keeper

  • Check keeper spring action by opening the keeper and releasing. (Keeper should return to closed position without hanging up it should not close slowly.)

  • Push on keeper without engaging locking mechanism (keeper should not open)

  • Check to see the keeper is seated firmly on the snap hook nose- there should be no side play. (Lateral movement)

Labling system

Visual inspection

  • Manufacturing date (Remove from service if past adopted service life policy)

  • Tag missing or not legible (Remove from service)

Storage and cleaning

Visual inspection

  • Storage area clean, dry

  • Free from exposure of fumes

  • Free from exposure to heat, steam, or long periods of sunlight and corrosive elements

  • Not stored next to batteries

  • Is fall protection gear clean

17-Unsafe acts or conditions

Unsafe or Unsafe condition observed

  • An unsafe act was observed by the auditor

  • Element
  • Was an employee or manager involved?

  • Description of unsafe act

  • Department or Area

  • Equipment or machine involved

  • Spoke with employee and reported to manager

  • Had to stop employee and council on safe procedures

  • Photo of issue

  • Name

  • Description of unsafe act

  • Spoke with manager involved

  • Add media

  • A contractor or visitor was involved

  • Name if possible

  • Company

  • Description of unsafe act

  • Add media

  • An unsafe condition was observed

  • Element
  • Describe the unsafe condition

  • Drawings

  • Photo

  • Reported to manager

  • A plan was made to correct the item/s


  • Reviewed audit items with staff

  • Reviewed with:

  • Safety Manager Signature

  • Supervisor Or Manager Signature

  • I have received and acknowledged the attached safety audit.

  • Select date

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