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 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 20 personnel is available and clean

Mobile Equipment

  • Is mobile equipment (i.e. earth moving equipment, lulls, fork trucks) being utilized on the project?

  • Mobile equipment has been inspected

  • Operator is functioning in a competent manner

  • Spotter 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 staying clear of mobile equipment operation

  • Operator has training for equipment being operated

  • Is mobile equipment used in the building?

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

  • 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 aerial lifts being used?

  • Aerial 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 of basket platform (i.e. not standing on rails)

  • Operator of aerial lift is doing so in a safe manner

  • Personnel are clear below working area of elevated aerial lift

Cranes, Rigging, Hoisting, Suspended Loads

  • 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?

  • 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

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

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"

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

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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • Are stairways present?

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

  • The handrail 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

Electrical

  • 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

  • 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 energizing

Fire Protection

  • Are fire extinguishers present on the site?

  • Fire extinguishers have 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 flammable and/or combustible materials being stored on the project?

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

  • Location of stored flammable and combustible 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

  • 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)

  • The No Smoking Policy is enforced

Material Storage

  • Is construction material to be used at a future date stored on site?

  • Walkways are free of stored material

  • Is material stored outside?

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

  • Clear access to material is maintained

  • Is material stored inside?

  • The floor is rated to withstand weight of material (point loading, total per sq/ft)

  • 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

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

Trench and Excavations

  • Are there trenches or excavations on site?

  • 811 locates are done

  • Daily inspection has been done

  • Access/egress is within 25' of travel

  • Sloping, benching or shoring is in accordance with Trench Form

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

  • Mudsills, plates or wheels are in place

  • Scaffold is not overloaded

  • Scaffold has tie in or outriggers at 20'

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