Weekly tool box talk conducted and records kept?

Daily inspections being conducted?

Equipment inspections being conducted and records maintained?

AHA's being done and reviewed by all exposed workers?

First aid kit stocked and inspected weekly?

SDS on file for only the chemicals on site?

Weekly temporary power inspection conducted and records on file?


Adequate number of clean toilets with hand washing / hand sanitizer?

Drinking water, cups, and trash receptacle available?

Projecting nails or screws bent over or removed?

Walkways and passages clear to walk?

Personal Protective Equipment

Employees wearing safety glasses at all times?

Employees wearing hard hats?

Employees wearing gloves when exposed to cut/chemical hazards?

Hearing / Respiratory Protection worn by employees when required?


GFCI protection in use on all temporary power sources?

Electrical panels and devices labeled and secured?

Extension cords in good condition?

Adequate temporary light being provided?

Hand and Power Tools

Power Tools free from damage and have all guards in place?

Hand tools free from damage ( shaft, head, splinters, etc.)?

Powder Actuated Tool operators have their training card available for review?


Dig permit on file?

Have utilities been located and protected?

Adequately sloped or shored if 5' or deeper?

Means of egress every 25 feet when 4' or deeper?

Spoil pile and equipment back at least 2 feet from edge?

If exposed to equipment traffic, have stop logs or berms been put in place?

Fall Protection

Employees working above 6 feet using fall protection?

Lifelines kept short enough to prevent injury if a fall occurs?

Employees using anchor capable of supporting 5,000 lbs?

Guardrails or cables installed at 42" and 21" with toe board?

All holes 2" or larger covered, secured, and labeled correctly?

Fall protection used while operating aerial lifts?

Fire Protection

Flashback arresters in place on torch heads?

Gas cylinders secured in a cart while in use?

Gas cylinders stored correctly when not in use?

Only NFPA approved containers used for fuel?

Adequate number of fire extinguishers in place?

Hot Work permit on file?


Do extension ladders extend 36 inches above landing?

Are extension ladders secured at the top and bottom?

Are spreader bars locked on step ladders?

Top two steps on step ladders not being used?


All equipment have ROPS installed?

Back up alarm and horn working on on equipment?

Operator wearing seatbelt?

Forklift operator have training card available?

Forklift being used IAW its load chart?


Does crane have annual inspection available for review?

Does operator have training card available for review?

Does operator have daily inspection available for review?

Is swing radius of crane barricaded?

Is rigging being done by a certified rigger?


All scaffolding inspected by competent person before each shift?

For scaffolding not on concrete, are the mudsill, base plate, and screw jack in place?

All bracing installed?

Scaffold built plumb and level?

All working levels fully planked?

Guardrails, Midrails and Toeboards installed?

Ladder access provided for employees on all working levels?

Rolling scaffold wheels locked while occupied?

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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.