General Safety

  • Are personnel active on the project?

  • All personnel are wearing hard hats

  • All personnel are wearing safety glasses

  • All personnel are wearing high visibility clothing

  • All personnel onsite have successfully completed orientation

  • All personnel are conducting daily planning activities (Task Hazard Analysis)

  • Workarea is clean and materials organized

  • Lighting in all work areas is adequate

  • Fire extinguishers are available, inspected, and in good working order

  • Emergency Action Plan and escape routes are complete and readily available

  • Ventilation in work area is effective

Interior Demolition

  • Are demolition activities being conducted?

  • Utilities (i.e. electrical, steam, water, gas, fire protection) are isolated, locked out, and tagged

  • Material, equipment, debris/trash, and the work area is organized and tidy

  • Personnel are wearing protective clothing (i.e. gloves, kevlar sleeves) necessary for task

  • Penetrations in the deck >2 inches are securely covered and identified as "HOLE"


  • Are ladders being used?

  • Ladders are free of damage and defects

  • Ladders are set up and secured

  • Personnel using ladder is maintaining three points of contact


  • Are scissors lifts being used?

  • Scissors lift has been inspected

  • Scissors lift is being operated on a level surface

  • Personnel have feet on deck of scissors lift

  • Chain on scissors lift is attached

Public Protection

  • Does the work potentially interact with public and/or staff?

  • The perimeter of the work area identified and protected

  • Signage is present identifying work areas as "Construction Zone"


  • Are infectious control measures (ILSM/ICRA) needed for the work?

  • Temporary walls are complete and identified with signage

  • All penetrations and doors are secured and sealed

  • Access and exit routes are clear

  • ILSM/ICRA documentation is current and posted

  • Negative air pressure is maintained at all times

  • Walk off mats are present and maintained

  • Debris carts are clean and covered when in occupied hospital space

Fall Protection

  • Are personnel working with their feet at/or above 6 feet?

  • Are guardrails present

  • Top rail, mid-rail, and toe board present in all areas

  • Toprail, mid-rail, and toe board sturdy (200 pounds of force) and in good condition

  • Is a harness, lanyard, and anchor point being used?

  • Anchor point is secure and can withstand 5,000 pounds

  • Lanyard is securely affixed to anchor point and harness

  • Lanyard is in good condition and the correct type of lanyard is utilized for working environment

  • Harness fits well and is in good condition

  • Are covers being utilized to protect floor penetrations greater than 2 inches in diameter?

  • Covers are secured and labeled as "HOLE

  • Material used for floor penetration protection has sufficient load capacity for activity in work area


  • Is electrical power for tools, equipment, lighting, etc. being used?

  • Electrical panels and/or cabinets are identified and secured

  • Electrical cords, pugs, and/or outlets are in good working condition

  • Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) are used with all electrical tools and equipment

  • Electrical cords are out of walkways

Fire Protection

  • Are flammable and/or combustable materials being stored on the project?

  • All flammable and combustable materials are stored in a safe location

  • Location of stored flammable and combustable materials are identified with signage and secure

  • Compressed gas cylinders are secured, upright, and are capped

  • Are grinding, cutting, welding or any other spark producing activities being conducted?

  • If required, are Hot Work Permits completed, reviewed, and approved?

  • A fire extinguisher available for the activity being conducted

  • All flames, sparks and/or slag is contained from spreading (i.e. floor penetrations, stairways, etc.)

  • Gauges, hoses, cables, and welding leads in good working condition

  • Flash arrest protection is present with torches

  • When welding, flash protection is used

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