General Information

  • Number of Employees

  • Description of work to be performed

  • Take a photo of the work area

Ergonomic

  • 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.
    [This is an example of how you can use iAuditor to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]

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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?

Seating

  • 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?

Completion

  • Recommendations

  • Overall Assessment

  • Full Name and Signature of the Inspector

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