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 are wearing work boots

  • All personnel onsite have successfully completed orientation

  • All personnel are conducting daily planning activities (THA, JHA, JSA)

  • Work area is clean and material organized

  • Lighting in all work areas is adequate to allow for clear view of all activities

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

  • Ventilation in work area is effective

  • Potable water is available to personnel

  • 1 restroom per 40 personnel is available and clean (1 restroom minimum)

  • First aid services are stocked and available

  • Medical care is available within 3-4 minutes of the site

Trenching and Excavation

  • Are there trenches or excavations on site?

  • 811 locates are done

  • Daily inspection has been done

  • Access/egress is within 25’ of travel

  • Trench/excavation is free of standing or seeping water

  • Spoil piles are located a minimum of 2’ back from edge of trench/excavation

  • Trench/excavation edge is identified and/or protected

  • Does trench/excavation have sloping, benching or shoring?

  • Trench/excavation is sloped or benched in accordance with type of soil

  • Shoring is in place and braced according to manufacturer specifications

Crane, Rigging, Hoisting

  • Are Cranes being utilized?

  • Operator has training certification on person and available

  • Operator appears to be competent in running crane

  • Crane has annual and daily inspection

  • Barriers around crane are established to protect for swing radius

  • Outriggers and cribbing is effectively utilized

  • If necessary, a critical lift plan is completed and approved

  • Are suspended loads present?

  • The personnel rigging and signaling are trained

  • Rigging equipment has been inspected and is in good working condition

  • Loads are balanced and rigged correctly

  • Suspended loads are away from personnel

  • Tag lines are used on all suspended loads

  • Entire swing of load is protected from personnel being beneath the load

  • Is Rigging or Hoists being used?

  • Hoist has been inspected

  • Rigging is tagged to identify load capabilities

  • Rigging is inspected and in good working condition

  • Hoist, chain fall, or come-along is secured to material capable of handling load

Mobile Equipment

  • Is mobile equipment (i.e. earth moving, lull, fork truck, aerial lift, pallet jack, duct lift) being utilized on the project?

  • Mobile equipment has been inspected

  • All mobile equipment is shut down for refueling

  • Operator is using equipment as trained

  • Spotter(s) is/are being utilized to assist in backing up and protecting operator’s blind spots

  • Backup alarm and horn are operational

  • Operator is wearing safety belt

  • Pedestrians are aware and are separated from mobile equipment operation

  • Operator has training for equipment being operated

  • Mobile equipment is in original from manufacturer condition (no modifications, no missing parts)

  • Pallet jacks are being used as intended by manufacturer

  • Duct lifts are being used as intended by manufacturer

  • Is equipment being used with additional attachments? (lifting, rigging, platforms)

  • Equipment manufacturer approved attachment is being used

  • Attachment is being used in a manner intended for use

  • Attachment is securely fastened to the equipment

  • Are scissor lifts being used?

  • Scissor lift has been inspected

  • Scissor lift is being operated on level surface

  • Personnel have feet on deck of scissor lift

  • Chain on scissor lift is attached

  • Are boom or articulating lifts being used?

  • Lift has been inspected

  • Ground is suitable for safe operation

  • Personnel in basket are utilizing fall protection (i.e. harness and lanyard) and are tied off to the basket

  • Personnel in basket are only working off basket platform (i.e. not standing on rails)

  • Operator of lift is doing so in a safe manner

  • Personnel are clear below working area of elevated lift

  • Operator has training for equipment being operated

  • Is equipment used in the building?

  • Floor is capable of supporting weight (point load, total per sqft)

Scaffold

  • Are scaffolds used on the jobsite?

  • Daily inspection by competent person has been completed

  • Guardrails or fall protection is in place for decks over 10’

  • Access to platforms is sufficiently provided

  • Bracing is installed and sufficient per manufacturer

  • Mudsills, plates or wheels are in place

  • Scaffold is not overloaded

  • Scaffold has tie in or outriggers at 4:1 base to height ratio

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

  • Top rail, mid-rail, and toe board at proper heights (42” +/-3”, 21” +/-3”, within an inch of deck)

  • Top rail, mid-rail and toe board sturdy (200lbs of force and 50lbs of force) and in good condition

  • Guardrail is surfaced as to prevent injury to an employee from punctures or lacerations, and to prevent snagging of clothing

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

  • Harness, lanyard, and anchor points have been inspected

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

  • 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

  • Are stairways present?

  • There is at least one handrail and one system per unprotected side

  • The handrail is 37”-30” off the face of the tread

  • The handrail is surfaced as to prevent injury to an employee from punctures or lacerations, and to prevent snagging of clothing

  • Stairways are free and clear of slippery materials

  • An effective system (Mid-rails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members, or equivalent intermediate structural members) is in place between the handrail and the tread

  • Handrails provide adequate handhold to prevent personnel from falling

  • Pan stairs are filled with material prior to concrete

  • Is warning line being used to warn of potential fall hazards on roof?

  • Warning line is set up 6’ (for roofers) or 15’ (non-roofing trades) from roof edge

  • Warning line has flagging at 6’ minimum intervals

  • Warning line is between 34”-39” from walking/working surface

  • Warning line is connected to each stanchion so as to not pull slack from adjacent stanchions

Electrical

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

  • Electrical panels and/or cabinets are identified and secured

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

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

  • Electrical cords are out of walkways

  • Electrical cords do not run through doors or wall openings without being protected from damage

  • Temporary lighting has cages and bulbs intact

  • Is there lockout/tagout being used?

  • The LOTO plan is being followed

  • All energy sources have been determined and rendered inoperative

  • Tags or locks are in place at all points of possible energy release

Ladders

  • 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

  • Ladders are made of fiberglass

  • Ladders used as access extend 3’ above landing

  • A 4:1 height to base ratio is used for all extension ladders

  • Are Job made wood ladders on site?

  • Ladder is surfaced to prevent injury from punctures or lacerations

  • 2x4 side rails are used for ladders up to 14’ in length

  • Ladder is between 16”-20” wide

  • Each cleat is continuous across the ladder

  • Cleats are level and spaced 12” from top of cleat to top of next

  • Filler blocks are same thickness as cleat and beneath each cleat

  • Ladder is secured at both top and bottom

Tools

  • Are tools being utilized on the job site?

  • Guards are in place

  • Handles are in place

  • Hand tools are in good working order

  • Proper tool is being used for the job

  • Are powder actuated tools being used?

  • Personnel have been trained in proper use of tool

  • Loaded tools are not left unattended

  • Material being penetrated is of sufficient thickness

  • Tool is treated as if it is loaded at all times

Fire Protection

  • Are Flammable and/or combustible materials being stored on the project?

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

  • Metal cans designed for gasoline storage are being used

  • All flammable and combustible materials are labeled

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

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

  • Bulk(over 25 gallons) fuel storage is minimum of 20’ from any building

  • Secondary containment of above ground fuel storage is sealed and can contain 1.5x the fuel stored

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

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

  • A fire extinguisher is 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 (hoods, screens)

  • Are Fire extinguishers present on the site?

  • Fire extinguishers have had an annual inspection and have been inspected for the current month

  • Fire extinguishers are located at each floor level of the stairwell

  • There are sufficient extinguishers (100’ of travel and/or 1 per 3,000sqft) for the job

  • Fire extinguishers are available at all access and egress points

  • Are Fire Hydrants accessible to the site?

  • The areas around the hydrant(s) are accessible to fire department

  • There are clear paths to the building from the hydrant(s)

  • No smoking policy is enforced

  • Equipment is shut down during refueling

Material Storage

  • Is material stored on site?

  • Construction material to be used on site is stored out of walkways and traffic

  • Is material stored outside?

  • Material is protected and secured from elements (wind, rain, snow)

  • Clear access to material is maintained

  • Is material stored inside?

  • Material is secured from movement (rolling, scooting, falling, tipping)

  • Is trash and debris stored on site?

  • Proper trash receptacles are used

  • Nails or impalement hazards are removed from all material

Emergency Action

  • Exit signs are in place and visible at all egress points

  • A minimum of two means of access and egress are available per floor

Public Safety

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

  • The perimeter of the work area is identified and protected

  • Signage is present identifying work areas as “Construction Zone”

  • Mobile and vehicle equipment is coordinated with a spotter/flagger

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