General Information

Number of Employees

Description of work to be performed

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Are all workers trained on safe working postures?

Are all workers trained on safe lifting techniques, uses, and carrying devices?

REFERENCE: This is a sample training on safe lifting techniques.
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Are all workers knowledgeable about ergonomics policies and procedures?

Do workers feel free to report ergonomic symptoms?

Are rotation or rest breaks used to reduce time in awkward postures?

Does work scheduling minimize excessive overtime that causes fatigue?

Are there enough workers to do individual workloads?

Are all workers instructed to get someone’s help when lifting heavy materials?

Can the work be performed without twisting or overly bending the lower back?

Are all employees protected against eyestrain or glare in the process of doing their job?

Are neck and shoulders relaxed when performing tasks?

Are workers comfortable without experiencing any pressure points on any part of their body (wrists, forearms, back of thighs)?

Are all pieces of furniture or equipment adjusted, positioned, and arranged to minimize strain on all parts of the body?

Are workstations set up properly?

Surfaces for Walking and Working

Are working and walking surfaces clean and dry?

Are working surfaces unobstructed?

Are walking surfaces even?

Materials Handling

Do materials have handles to help carry loads?

Are there carts, dollies, or other aids readily available for moving materials?

Is the site clear enough to permit the use of carts?

Are all materials delivered as close as possible to where they will be used?

Are all materials stored at waist height?

Are all loads labeled with their weight?

Tools and Equipment

Are all tools sharp and in good condition?

Are all tools light weight and well balanced?

Is there minimal vibration when using tools and equipment?

Do all tools have right handle design?

Are there scaffolds, platforms, or other equipment available to reduce the need to work overhead?

Are knee pads or cushions available when working at floor level?

Is there any equipment that can be used to reduce kneeling?

Is there anti-fatigue matting to be used when a worker is required to stand all day?

Is it possible to use adjustable stools to allow workers to rest?


Are the seats well-designed, easy to adjust, and comfortable?

Do workers have to lean forward to see/do their work when working on heavy equipment?

Is the vibration minimal on the seating of any heavy equipment?



Overall Assessment

Full Name and Signature of the Inspector
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.