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Inspection

Description of worksite activities

List hazardous chemicals and substances that are handled, stored and disposed of

PEOPLE

Are all workers trained in safe procedures when working with hazardous chemicals?

Are all employees wearing appropriate PPE?

Are all employees aware of emergency procedures in case of an accident involving hazardous chemicals?

Are all employees aware of the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL)?

Do employees follow safe handling instruction of hazardous chemicals?

Do employees wash their hands before and after handling chemicals?

WORKING AREA

Is there an exhaust fan or open window for adequate ventilation, when using hazardous chemicals?

Are eye-wash fountains and safety showers provided in areas where corrosive chemicals are handled?

Is the working area clean and tidy?

Are exit doors unobstructed?

Are chemical spill kits available with instructions on how to use them?

Are respirators stored in a convenient, clean and sanitary location, and are they adequate for emergencies?

HANDLING

Are all chemical containers clearly labeled?

REFERENCE: Chemical containers are clearly labeled
[This is an example of how you can use iAuditor to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]

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Are all chemical container lids tightly sealed?

Are all chemical containers free from dents and in good working condition?

Is all packaging free from leakage?

Are chemical substances held in their original container?

STORAGE

Are hazardous chemicals stored properly?

Is access limited to authorized personnel only?

Does the location and design of the chemical storage rooms and cabinets pass standard regulations?

Is there an accurate inventory for the chemicals?

Are minimum quantities of chemicals stored in the work area?

Are stored liquid chemicals in a suitable bund?

Is illumination sufficient?

Are signs clearly displayed?

Are aisles unobstructed?

Are appropriate fire extinguishers available?

DISPOSAL

Are waste chemicals labeled as waste and stored in a suitable location until final disposal?

Are facilities available for different chemical waste streams (solid waste, liquid waste)?

Are bins clearly marked with their waste stream?

Are containers tightly closed?

Are standard operating procedures established and are they being followed when cleaning up chemical spills?

Is there a dedicated sink for acceptable liquid waste?

Is the sink clearly marked up?

Are “Hazardous Waste” signs in place and clearly visible?

Are waste chemicals disposed of promptly?

Are all waste containers stored in waste storage area?

Are records kept of the chemicals disposed of?

COMPLETION

Any other observations or recommendations

Overall assessment

Inspector's Name and Signature

Chemical Handling, Storage and Disposal Checklist

Created by: SafetyCulture Staff | Industry: General | Downloads: 266

Use this template to conduct an inspection on proper handling, storing, and disposal of hazardous chemical substances. Begin with a description of the worksite activity and list down hazardous chemicals being handled. Check if employees are wearing appropriate PPE and are trained surrounding the emergency procedures. Inspect the chemical containers to ensure packages are labelled clearly and in good condition. Evaluate if hazardous chemicals are stored properly. Observe the waste disposal process and ensure that standard operating procedures are followed. Conclude the inspection by providing a final safety recommendation and areas for improvement.

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Inspection

Description of worksite activities

List hazardous chemicals and substances that are handled, stored and disposed of

PEOPLE

Are all workers trained in safe procedures when working with hazardous chemicals?

Are all employees wearing appropriate PPE?

Are all employees aware of emergency procedures in case of an accident involving hazardous chemicals?

Are all employees aware of the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL)?

Do employees follow safe handling instruction of hazardous chemicals?

Do employees wash their hands before and after handling chemicals?

WORKING AREA

Is there an exhaust fan or open window for adequate ventilation, when using hazardous chemicals?

Are eye-wash fountains and safety showers provided in areas where corrosive chemicals are handled?

Is the working area clean and tidy?

Are exit doors unobstructed?

Are chemical spill kits available with instructions on how to use them?

Are respirators stored in a convenient, clean and sanitary location, and are they adequate for emergencies?

HANDLING

Are all chemical containers clearly labeled?

REFERENCE: Chemical containers are clearly labeled
[This is an example of how you can use iAuditor to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]

containers with label_ref.jpg

Are all chemical container lids tightly sealed?

Are all chemical containers free from dents and in good working condition?

Is all packaging free from leakage?

Are chemical substances held in their original container?

STORAGE

Are hazardous chemicals stored properly?

Is access limited to authorized personnel only?

Does the location and design of the chemical storage rooms and cabinets pass standard regulations?

Is there an accurate inventory for the chemicals?

Are minimum quantities of chemicals stored in the work area?

Are stored liquid chemicals in a suitable bund?

Is illumination sufficient?

Are signs clearly displayed?

Are aisles unobstructed?

Are appropriate fire extinguishers available?

DISPOSAL

Are waste chemicals labeled as waste and stored in a suitable location until final disposal?

Are facilities available for different chemical waste streams (solid waste, liquid waste)?

Are bins clearly marked with their waste stream?

Are containers tightly closed?

Are standard operating procedures established and are they being followed when cleaning up chemical spills?

Is there a dedicated sink for acceptable liquid waste?

Is the sink clearly marked up?

Are “Hazardous Waste” signs in place and clearly visible?

Are waste chemicals disposed of promptly?

Are all waste containers stored in waste storage area?

Are records kept of the chemicals disposed of?

COMPLETION

Any other observations or recommendations

Overall assessment

Inspector's Name and Signature