Audit

Electrical:

Any electrical work (past/present) or electrical hazards:

Electrical cords being used are proper size of wire

Advised Controls:

Extension cords with bare wires taken out of service

Advised Controls:

Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) being used

Advised Controls:

Extension cords with missing ground prongs taken out of service

Advised Controls:

Lockout/tagout devices are available

Advised Controls:

Lockout/tagout devices are being used

Advised Controls:

Lightbulbs covered with protective cages

Advised Controls:

Circuit breakers/disconnects are properly identified (labeled) and accessible

Advised Controls:

Energized panels/devices are covered

Advised Controls:

Electrical dangers are posted

Advised Controls:

No live electrical wires exposed

Advised Controls:

Hand, Power & Powder Actuated Tools:

Hand, Power & Powder Actuated Tools in use:

When powder-actuated tools are used is proper PPE being worn (eyes, face, ears and hands)

Advised Controls:

Hand tools in good condition

Advised Controls:

Tool coords in good condition

Advised Controls:

Employees are using power tools properly

Advised Controls:

Power tools are in good working condition

Advised Controls:

Right tool is being used for the job at hand

Advised Controls:

Guards in place on equipment and tools

Advised Controls:

Guards in good working condition

Advised Controls:

Fall Protection:

Fall protection in use:

Safety rails are secured properly

Advised Controls:

Employees exposed to fall hazards are tied off

Advised Controls:

Fall protection equipment is appropriate for working height

Advised Controls:

Employees below protected from falling objects

Advised Controls:

Fall protection is in good working condition and inspected before every use

Advised Controls:

Ladders & Stairs:

Ladders & Stairs in use:

Ladders are the appropriate duty rating for the task

Advised Controls:

Ladders are of proper type and size for the task

Advised Controls:

Ladders extend at least 36 inches above the landing

Advised Controls:

Ladder access kept clear at all times

Advised Controls:

Ladders are secured to prevent slipping, sliding or falling

Advised Controls:

Ladders with damaged or missing rungs are taken out of service

Advised Controls:

Stepladders used in fully open position

Advised Controls:

Stairway rails or handrails installed when required

Advised Controls:

Stairway or ladder provided at points of access where a break in elevation of 19 inches or more exists

Advised Controls:

No stepping on top two runs of ladders

Advised Controls:

Ladders are being used in accordance with manufacturer's specifications

Advised Controls:

Scaffolding:

Is scaffolding in use:

Erect on sound rigid footing

Advised Controls:

Tied to structure as required

Advised Controls:

Scaffold is plumb, square and level

Advised Controls:

Cross braces are complete

Advised Controls:

Complete guardrail system around working platform (guardrail, intermediate rails, toe boards, screens in place)

Advised Controls:

All working-level platforms fully planked/decked

Advised Controls:

Proper access/egress provided and adequate

Advised Controls:

All scaffolding inspected daily by a competent person

Advised Controls:

Mobile scaffold equipped with locking casters

Advised Controls:

Proper pins (no wire, nails, etc.) used in all connections

Advised Controls:

Planking is sound and sturdy

Advised Controls:

Employees below protected from falling objects

Advised Controls:

Floor & Wall Openings:

Any floor and/or wall openings present:

All floor/wall openings are planked over/barricaded properly

Advised Controls:

Perimeter protection is in place

Advised Controls:

Deck planks are secured

Advised Controls:

Materials stored away from edge

Advised Controls:

Excavations:

Excavations taking place on-site:

Excavations protected by guardrails, fences, or barricades if not readily seen due to plant growth or other visual barriers

Advised Controls:

Competent person with knowledge of excavation hazards, pertinent to OSHA regulations, and soil analysis on hand

Advised Controls:

Excavation inspected daily by a competent person before workers enter

Advised Controls:

Are employees trained in recognition of hazards

Advised Controls:

Materials and spoil piles are stored at least two feet from trench or excavation

Advised Controls:

Equipment is a safe distance from edge of trench/excavation

Advised Controls:

Ladders provided every 25 feet in trench

Advised Controls:

Excavations are shored or sloped back from excavations greater than five feet deep

Advised Controls:

Aerial Lift:

Aerial lifts being used:

Aerial lift operators trained and authorized

Advised Controls:

Aerial lift controls clearly marked

Advised Controls:

Aerial lift platform chained or door closed

Advised Controls:

Fall protection used in aerial lift

Advised Controls:

Fall protection used in the aerial lift is of appropriate type

Advised Controls:

Reverse signal alarm working above surrounding noise

Advised Controls:

Materials are properly stored/stacked/cribbed

Advised Controls:

Employees are using proper lifting methods

Advised Controls:

Tag lines are used to guide loads

Advised Controls:

Proper number of workers for each operation

Advised Controls:

Hazard Communication:

HAZCOM:

Proper PPE worn in all operations where there is exposure to hazardous chemicals

Advised Controls:

Employees trained to use hazardous chemicals/compounds

Advised Controls:

All chemicals on site stored in original or approved containers with proper labels attached

Advised Controls:

Hazard Communication Program and all SDS sheets available on site

Advised Controls:

Confined Space:

Is work being conducted in a confined space

Contact the safety coordinator for proper guidance

Fire Safety

Indoor work, Power Tools, Flammable Materials, or Motorized Equipment in use:

Adequate number of fire extinguishers on site

Advised Controls:

Travel distance between extinguishers does not exceed 100 feet

Advised Controls:

Extinguishers have current inspection (check tag)

Advised Controls:

Phone number of local fire department posted

Advised Controls:

Flammable/combustible liquids stored in approved containers and labeled

Advised Controls:

Fire extinguisher located near flammable/combustible liquid storage

Advised Controls:

Unobstructed access to fire hydrants/extinguishers

Advised Controls:

"No Smoking" signs posted near flammables

Advised Controls:

Concrete Work:

Concrete work being performed:

All Proper PPE being work during concrete cutting

Advised Controls:

Employees skin is covered

Advised Controls:

Employees are protected from cement dust

Advised Controls:

Personal Protective Equipment

Safety Glasses are being worn

Advised Controls:

Face protection is being worn when needed

Advised Controls:

Gloves are being worn when needed

Advised Controls:

Proper footwear is being worn in material handling area

Advised Controls:

Dust masks are used when needed

Advised Controls:

Respirators are used when required

Advised Controls:

Hearing protection is being worn when needed

Advised Controls:

All PPE kept in sanitary and reliable condition

Advised Controls:

Housekeeping:

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

Advised Controls:

Floor holes guarded or provided with secure labeled covers

Advised Controls:

Waste containers provided/used

Advised Controls:

Materials properly stored, clear of stairways and exit routes, and stacked using 4:1 maximum stack height to base ratio

Advised Controls:

Passageways/walkways clear

Advised Controls:

Steps filled in

Advised Controls:

Stairway railings complete

Advised Controls:

Potential impalement hazards from protruding rebar, from stakes, pipe stubs, and nails removed capped or covered

Advised Controls:

Adequate lighting present

Advised Controls:

Cords/welding leads/hoses off of the floor

Advised Controls:

General

Toilet facilities available and maintained

Advised Controls:

Drinking water available on site

Advised Controls:

Visitor PPE available

Advised Controls:

Site Information/Administrative

Site supervisor has job binder with all necessary forms and safety information

Advised Controls:

Job signs posted

Advised Controls:

Vehicles parked in non-obstructing locations

Advised Controls:

Daily huddles up to date

Advised Controls:

All applicable site programs available (fall protection, excavation, confined spaces, daily inspections, etc.)

Advised Controls:

Specific Site Emergency Action Plan Identified

Advised Controls:

"Danger"- "Do Not Use" tags on site

Advised Controls:

Safety Manual On Site

Advised Controls:

First aid kit available/stocked

Advised Controls:

First aid kit available/stocked

Advised Controls:

Work areas properly signed/barricaded

Advised Controls:

All workers dressed and conducting themselves in a professional manner

Advised Controls:

Projected Site Safety Rating:

Overall Safety Rating:
10= Very Safe(No reported hazards)
7= Mostly Safe Site (<5 non-injury threatening hazards identified)
5= Safe Site (some non-injury/1< injury threatening hazards identified)
3= Unsafe Site (Multiple safety hazards identified)
1= Stop Work (Site has been identified as unsafe work conditions)

Rating Scale

Follow-up:

Follow-up Needed

Select date

Signature of Completion

Auditor Signature:
Site Supervisor Signature:
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.