Audit

General/Environmental Safety

Are safety signs/warnings posted where needed?

Are first aid kits/ BBP spill kits available where needed?

Are all potential pinch points protected against (Below 7ft)?

Are all work areas properly illuminated?( Follow up with light meter if suspected to not be properly lit)

Are combustibles/flammables all properly stored in flammable cabinets?

Are all storm drains clear of any debris or pollution?

Is adequate ventilation being utilized in hazardous conditions (walk with 4-gas monitor)?

Housekeeping

Is the building kept clean and orderly, tools safely stored in designated area?

Are exit routes are unobstructed, clearly labeled and have adequate lighting?

Are aisles and passageways kept clear and clean?

Is the trash/clutter all taken care of (including excess of combustibles)?

Walking/Working Surfaces/Stairs

Are surfaces free of slip/trip/fall hazards (spills, ice, uneven ground, etc)?

Are stairs with 4 or more risers equipped with a stair rail (top rail 30"-34")?

Do handrails have at least 3 inches of clearance between the handrail and the wall surface they are mounted on?

Do stairs have the proper "Rise of 7" and a run of 11"?

Electrical

Are all electrical panels closed and also locked if in general access area(Hallways, classrooms etc.)?

Are all extension and electrical cords in good condition (no cuts, tape, no missing ground prong)?

Are extension cords properly used and not as a permanent wiring solution?

Are GFCI's utilized when working outdoors or in damp locations?

Is access to electrical panels clear and not obstructed (36" clearance in front of panels)?

If space heater is in use, does it abide by all safety rules ( 36in from combustible, UL approved, etc)?

Ladders

Are the top two steps of a ladder not being utilized by employee and on stable ground?

Are ladders inspected and maintained in good condition?

Are extension ladders extend a minimum of 3 feet above top of upper landing surface when in use?

Does employee maintain a three (3)-point grip on the ladder at all times and carry tools/equipment on a belt or hoist up?

Is extension ladder secured at the top or held by another person at the base when in use?

Personal Protective Equipment(PPE)

Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is a danger of flying particles or corrosive materials?

Are approved safety glasses worn at all times in areas where there is a risk of eye injuries?

Is hearing protection utilized when noise levels exceed 85 decibels(TWA)?

Are protective gloves, aprons, shields, or other means provided where employees could be cut or where there is reasonably exposure to; hazardous chemicals, blood, or other potentially infectious materials?

Fall Protection

Is fall protection provided to employees working above 4' from the lower level?

Is all fall protection equipment inspected and in good condition?

Do open-sided surfaces, 4' or higher, have standard railings consisting of a top rail (42" +/-3") and midrail?

Are floor openings guarded by a cover?

Is employee on aerial lift wearing harness/lanyard connected properly?

Tools and Equipment

Are all power tools provided with appropriate safety guard?

Are abrasive wheel work rests installed and kept adjusted to within 1/8th inch ?

Are abrasive wheels tongue guards adjusted to within 1/4" inch from the wheel?

Are all tools and equipment periodically inspected and in good working condition (no frayed cords, rust, missing parts etc.?

Are all forklifts, scissor lifts, aerial lifts ect. have daily and yearly inspections completed?

Are all shelves and stacked material secured to prevent from falling over?

Are all employees operating forklifts, scissor lifts, aerial lifts properly trained?

Hot Work/Compressed Gas Cylinders

Are all hot work, outside of approved areas, utilizing a hot work permit?

Are cylinders legibly marked to clearly identify the gas contained?

Are cylinders stored or transported in a manner to prevent them from creating a hazard by slipping, falling, or rolling?

Are valve protectors/caps always placed on cylinders when cylinders are not in use?

Are cylinders stored at least 20 feet away from combustibles?

Are fuel gas and oxygen cylinders stored a minimum of 20 feet apart or separated by a 1-hour firewall?

Hazardous Chemicals and Lab Safety

Are SDS's easily accessible where hazardous chemicals are being utilized?

Are all containers for hazardous substances labeled with product identity and hazard warnings?

Are propane tanks stored outside (maximum allowed per building is 2lbs)?

Are flammable and toxic chemicals kept in closed containers when not in use?

Are emergency eyewash/shower installed and regularly inspected and accessible?

Are corrosive stored properly, below eye level?

Is each fume hood in good condition and have proper flow rate?

Are refrigeration units containing flammables approved for flammable storage?

Is required lab PPE used properly?

Refrigeration units for chemical storage are labeled "No Food or Drink"?

Is the space free of any visible mold?

Other

Is the area free from other hazards?

Closing

*Reminder* If an IDLH situation arise, immediately stop audit and contact security and necessary responders.

Building manager name and affected supervisor(s) names:

Building manager/affected supervisors will be emailed audit within 24hrs of completion?

Signature of Person completing Audit:

Action Items:

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.