• Document No.

  • Audit Title

  • Client / Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

PPE & Safe Work Practices

  • Correct PPE worn and is it in good condition?

  • Safety shoes worn and are they in good condition

  • Hearing protection worn

  • Gloves (if required)

  • Are respirators being stored properly?

Mobile Equipment

  • Are inspections being completed on equipment, prior to being used before each shift

  • Material lifting devices used and are they in good condition

  • Is mobile equipment free of excess oil, dirt and grease?

  • Is the date plate in place and legible?

  • Is the emergency brake set

  • Mobile equipment license and training current within 3 years

  • Seatbelt used whenever forklift operated

  • Suspended loads must never be lifted over employees

  • Are suspended loads attended

  • Can operator explain daily inspection performed on lifting devices

Safety Shower / Eye Wash Station

  • Are all safety showers / eye wash stations operational

  • Are they inspected monthly

  • Are they blocked

  • Are the caps present and closed to prevent dust collection?

  • Are emergency lights in working condition?

Emergency Exits/ First Aid

  • Aisles and emergency exits not blocked

  • Are exit signs illuminated and visible?

  • Are employees familiar with emergency response procedures?

  • Are 1st aid kits available and properly stocked?

  • Are emergency telephone numbers posted and up to date?


  • Is voltage indicated on electrical control enclosures, power cabinets,, junction boxes etc.

  • Arc Flash label present on electrical control enclosures, power cabinets, junction boxes etc.

  • Clearance in front of electrical enclosures36" (0-150v) and 42" (151-600v)

  • Chords are free from frays and damage

  • Extension cords only allowed for temporary situations <90 days. must be inspected annually

  • GFCI's required on portable electric tools and in areas where wetness or damage to cord is possible

  • Are knockout plugs present on all electrical enclosures

  • All other electrical hazards removed?

Material Storage Area

  • Material organized and rotated by date

  • Material not triple stacked, only two high

  • Are pallets in good condition

  • Are hazardous chemicals stored in appropriate areas?

  • Are flammable transfer containers connected to bonding cables?

  • Are flammable liquids kept in closed containers when not in use?

  • Are materials not stored within 18 inches of fire suppression sprinklers?

  • Is adequate lighting provided?

  • Are areas clean and free of debris?

  • Are floors free of oil spills or leaking material?

  • Is there adequate aisle space between containers to provide for container inspection?

  • Are tools stored in designated areas?

  • All other chemical storage hazards removed?

Flammable Cabinets

  • Only flammable liquids in cabinet (no paper, wood or plastic stored in cabinet)

  • Cabinets undamaged

  • No more than 3 cabinets within 100 square feet


  • Are any spills present?

  • Are spill clean up materials available and properly stocked?

  • Are unprotected outdoor areas free of debris or potential sources of contamination?


  • Is there only one drum per satellite area

  • Is the waste pad organized

  • Do hazardous Waste have appropriate label (with date <90days)

  • Are the pallets with waste drums in good condition

Machine Guarding

  • Is point of operation (grinding wheel, etc.) protected such that inadvertent contact is prevented?

  • Flywheels, gears, shafts, pulleys, belts, gears, sprockets, chains and couplings guarded to protect employees

  • E-stop button present

Walking / Working surfaces

  • Are any holes or floor opening not guarded?

  • Are employees using hand rails while ascending/ descending stairs?

Fire Extinguishers

  • Monthly Inspection completed / Verify completely charged

  • Are Fire Extinguisher locations properly identified/visible ?

Confined space

  • Marked with proper signage (permit required sign or non permit required sign


  • Are containers properly labeled. (Original container with Manufacturers Label or secondary container with HMIS label)

  • Do employees know how to access an MSDS for a chemicals used?

Lockout / Tagout

  • Are LOTO labels present

Compressed Air Nozzles

  • Are nozzles labeled as OSHA compliant. (regulate air pressure to 30psi or less)

Compressed Gas Cylinder Storage

  • Are cylinders identified with a durable label that clearly identifies the cylinder contents and gives a brief description of the potential hazard?

  • Cylinders secured with chain, lab strap or hard stock device located on the upper one third of the cylinder

  • Nesting methods for storage are prohibited. Acceptable means of storage include individual chains or straps, holding racks, cylinder carts etc.

  • Flammable gasses shall be stored at least 20 feet from oxidizers and any other source of ignition or separated by an approved firewall

Fall Protection

  • Are fall protection devices in good condition?

  • Are step relief devices in place?


  • Are tasks being performed with proper posture and body mechanics?

  • Are tools and work stations being used the best for proper body mechanics?

  • Are there any sharp edges at work stations that could cause nerve compression?

  • Are proper Lift techniques being used?


  • Are ladders free frome any loose steps, loose fasteners, missing, bent or broken steps?

  • Are the bases/shoes in good condition

  • Are the identification tags present and in good condition?

  • Are extension ladders in good condition? (no loose rungs, no corrosion, pulley free from fraying, etc)


  • Is proper ventilation being used in areas where chemical fumes are present?

  • Are chemical fume hoods on when needed and in good condition?

  • Are chemicals in fume hoods not stored in area for more than 1 day?


  • Are areas free of trip hazards?

  • Are areas free of clutter?

  • Has equipment been returned to storage area after use?

Hand Tools and Equipment

  • Are all tools and equipment maintained in good condition?

  • Are safety glasses, face shields, or other appropriate protective equipment used while using<br>hand tools or equipment that might produce flying materials or be subject to breakage?

  • Are tools stored in dry, secure locations?

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