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GENERAL SAFETY

Are employees equipped with basic required PPE? (Hard hat, safety glasses, hi-vis shirt or vest, gloves, work shoes/boots?

Are all cords inspected for use and rated for construction use? (12 gauge)

Are all materials stored on dunnage or carts?

Is the area clean and free of trash and debris?

Is there enough light to perform work safely?

Have all employees been through site orientation?

Has work been coordinated with other trades in the area?

LADDERS

Are all ladders inspected?

Are all ladders made of fiberglass?

Are employees instructed to use scaffolds instead of ladders or be tied off when using ladders around shafts, window openings, or the perimeter of the building?

SCAFFOLDS

Are scaffolds inspected by a competent person daily?

Are stationary and mobile scaffolds equipped with a green or red tag?

Do employees working on baker or perry scaffolds > 6' have guard rails or a PFAS?

Are all employees working on a scaffold trained?

Is there safe access to scaffolds via internal stairs or a hook-on ladder?

Are all exterior scaffolds equipped with toe boards or other falling object protection?

If mast climbers are used, have they:

- Been inspected by a third party
- Been equipped with guard rails
- Been staffed with trained employees ONLY

FALLS

Are PFAS available and inspected prior to use?

If stilts are used, is the floor free of trash and cords?

If stilts are used, are additional guard rails placed around windows and shafts?

MATERIAL LOADING

Have the deliveries been coordinated with the general contractor?

If guard rails must be removed, are employees tied off with a PFAS and the loading area secured with danger tape or other methods?

If guard rails must be removed, is someone designated to replace them?

If a forklift is used, does the operator have proof of training (operator card) within the last 3 years?

If loading is happening from the street, are trained flagged assigned to control traffic?

Are carts or dollies used to aid in material handling?

CUT STATIONS

Has a hot work permit been obtained?

Is a dedicated fire extinguisher present?

Is the area free of combustible materials like wood, cardboard, etc.?

Is a fire watch needed?

Are saws set up at waist level to avoid strains and sprains?

Are face shields and hearing protection available?

DAILY WORK PLAN:

TODAY WE HAVE THE FOLLIWING PEOPLE PERFORMING THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:

Supervision
Layout
Framing
Hangers
Finishing
Plastering
Lathing
Punchlist
Laborers

EXPOSED TO THE FOLLOWING DANGERS:

Falls

Employees must remain inside guard rails at all times at heights over 6 feet. If there are no rails present employees must use a PFAS. Inspect the PFAS before use, and ensure you tie off to an anchor point capable of holding at least 5,000 pounds per person. Ask your foreman if you have any questions. If you have to remove a guardrail for loading, tie off and ensure the rail is replaced immediately.

Ladders

Only fiberglass ladders are allowed. Face the ladder at all times. Do not lean step ladders against objects - use them only in the open position. Do not stand on the top step or stand backwards. Use the right size ladder for the job and ensure you inspect it for damage. If ladders must be used around fall hazards like shafts or window openings, tie off with a PFAS.

Scaffolds

Do not get on a scaffold that is not equipped with a green tag which has been signed off by the competent person for that day. Do not climb cross bracing, use a ladder or internal stairs for access. All scaffolds over 6 feet should have guard rails. If you have not been trained on scaffolds, do not use them. See your foreman if you have any questions.

Stilts

If you are using stilts ensure the floor is free of trash and cords. Make sure there are additional guard rails around shafts and window openings.

Sprains and Strains

Set up work stations at waist level. Use carts or dollies to move materials whenever possible. Get help if you can't use carts or dollies. Try to avoid lifting more than 50 pounds.

Fire

Check your extension cords for damage, make sure they have a ground prong and are construction rated (at least 12 gauge). Metal stud cut stations require a hot work permit, and a dedicated fire extinguisher. If we cannot get rid of combustibles in the area (wood, cardboard) we will need to use a fire watch.

Heat

Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Avoid energy drinks.

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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.