JOB INFORMATION, Permits / Clearances

  • 1. OSHA 300A form posted between February 1 and April 30

  • 2. Confined Space

  • 3. Hot work (fire watch, fire extinguisher) / Fire impairment

  • 4. Work at Heights Permit

  • 5. General Work Permit

  • 6. Process Safety Management

  • 7. Critical Lift Permit (proper rigging, signal person)

  • 8. Toolbox talks up to date

  • 9. Work areas properly signed and barricaded

  • 10. Emergency Exits

  • 11. Ingress and egress (ladders, stairs, etc)

  • Safe Work Behavior

  • Safe Work Conditions


  • 1. Work area neat, debris picked up and free of trip hazards

  • 2. Projecting nails removed or bent over

  • 3. Waste containers provided and used

  • 4. Passageways and walkways clear

  • 5. Cords and leads off the floor


  • 1. Adequate fire extinguishers, inspected and accessible

  • 2. Phone number of fire department posted

  • Adequate Fire Watch


  • 1. Extension cords with bare wires or missing ground prongs taken out of service

  • 2. Ground fault circuit interrupters being used

  • 3. Terminal boxes accessible and equipped with required covers

  • 4. Live equipment or machines are not left unattended


  • 1. Hand tools inspected regularly

  • 2. Guards in place on machines

  • 3. Operators of powder-actuated tools are authorized


  • 1. Safety rails and cables are secured properly

  • 2. Employees exposed to fall hazards are protected from falls

  • 3. Employees below protected from falling objects


  • All Ladders inspected by a competent person

  • 1. Ladders extend at least 36 inches above the landing if accessing upper level

  • 2. Ladders are secured to prevent slipping, sliding or falling

  • 3. Ladders with split or missing rungs taken out of service

  • 4. Stepladders used in fully open position

  • 5. Ladders are correctly used (3 points of contact)


  • 1. All scaffolding inspected daily by a competent person

  • 2. Erected on sound rigid footing

  • 3. Tied to structure as required

  • 4. Guardrails, intermediate rails, toe boards and screens in place

  • 5. Working platform is fully decked

  • 6. Cross braces are complete

  • 7. Baseplates and mudsills in place

  • 8. Proper access provided

  • 9. Employees below protected from falling objects


  • 1. All floor or deck openings are planked over or barricaded and coded/marked

  • 2. Perimeter protection is in place

  • 3. Deck planks are secured

  • 4. Materials stored away from edge

  • 5. Work surface conditions safe (slippery, uneven, unstable)


  • 1. Materials are properly stored or stacked

  • 2. If mechanical equipment is being used, is equipment in good condition

  • 3. If equipment is being used properly


  • 1. Gas cylinders stored upright, securely, and in good condition

  • 2. Proper separation between fuels and oxygen (1/2-hr-rated fire wall or a minimum of 20 feet)

  • 3. Burning/welding/cutting goggles or shields are used

  • 4. Fire extinguishers are nearby

  • 5. Hoses are in good condition


  • 1. Outriggers extended and swing radius barricade in place

  • 2. Load charts are available on site

  • 3. Hand signal charts are on crane

  • 4. Crane operators’ logs are up to date

  • 5. Employees kept from under suspended loads

  • 6. Tag lines are used to guide loads

  • 7. Nylon lifting slings or wire rope slings are inspected and tagged as required


  • 1. Hard hats are being worn

  • 2. Arm/hand protection (gloves, guards, etc.)

  • 3. Leg/Footwear Protection (boots, metatarsals, chaps)

  • 4. Face Protection (Safety glasses, face shields, etc.)

  • 5. Respirators are used when required

  • 6. Hearing protection is being worn when required

  • 7. High-visibility vests are being worn

  • 8. All PPE kept in sanitary and reliable condition

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