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Housekeeping

1 - Work area free of clutter and tripping hazards (egressed maintained)?

2 - Nuisance dusts minimized?

Hygiene

3 - No eating or drinking where hazardous substances are stored or used?

Emergencies

4 - Fire equipment (extinguishers, pull stations, sprinkler heads, exit signs) unobstructed?

5 - Eyewashes & safety showers available, operational, accessible, and inspected?

Hazard Communication

Hazardous chemical inventory is current?

MSDS/SDSs organized, present and accessible to workers during their shift?

Hazardous chemicals stored and labeled properly?

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste and/or universal waste stored and labeled properly?

Material Handling

Workers practice safe lifting?

Material handling equipment available and in good condition?

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

Proper PPE readily available and used (eye protection, gloves, etc)?

PPE stored properly and maintained in good condition?

Workers needing respirators have them and are in the respirator program?

Hearing protection available and worn by workers?

Electrical

GFCIs used when needed?

Electrical outlets not overloaded?

Electrical cords in good condition

Extension cords appropriately (not for supplying permanent power)?

6.0 - Rubbish Removal

6.1 - Bins located at suitable points around site?

6.2 - Bins emptied regularly?

6.3 - Oily rags and combustible refuse in covered metal containers?

7.0 - Storage Design and Use

7.1 - Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible?

7.2 - Storage designed to minimise lifting problems?

7.3 - Floors around racking clear of rubbish?

7.4 - General condition of racks and pallets?

8.0 - Machines

8.1 - Are they kept clean?

8.2 - Are the floors around the machines kept clean?

8.3 - Guards in good condition?

8.4 - Starting and stopping devices within easy reach of operator?

8.5 - Waste/off cuts removed and stored safely?

8.6 - Drip pans on floor to prevent spillage?

8.7 - Adequate work space?

8.8 - Is lighting adequate?

8.9 - Noise levels controlled?

8.10 - No bending or stooping required?

8.11 - Duck-boards in good repair?

8.12 - Operators trained/inducted into the operation of the machines?

8.13 - Is the training recorded?

8.14 - Do operators comply with the training?

8.15 - Are lockout procedures implemented and followed?

8.16 - Are gas bottles secured?

9.0 - Electrical Safety

9.1 - Safety switches installed?

9.2 - Safety switches tested every 6 months and tests recorded?

9.3 - No double adapters in use?

9.4 - Portable equipment tested and tagged?

9.5 - No broken plugs, sockets or switches?

9.6 - No power leads across walkways?

9.7 - No frayed or damaged leads?

9.8 - No strained leads?

9.9 - Portable power tools in good condition?

9.10 - Where required are emergency shut-down procedures in place?

10.0 - Chemical Safety

10.1 - Hazardous Substance Register complete and available?

10.2 - Material Safety Data Sheets available for all chemicals?

10.3 - Risk assessments completed for hazardous substances?

10.4 - All containers labelled correctly?

10.5 - Unused substances disposed of?

10.6 - Do special storage conditions apply?

10.7 - If applicable are special storage conditions followed?

10.8 - Workers trained in the use of hazardous substances?

10.9 - If required is PPE available?

10.10 - Is adequate ventilation provided?

10.11 - Are eye washes and showers easily accessed?

11.0 Ladders

11.1 - Are all ladders Industrial strength? (Non Household rated, check label.)

11.2 - Are ladders in good condition?

11.3 - If used for electrical work are they non conductive? (Wood or fibre glass.)

11.4 - Used according to instructions?

11.5 - For extension ladders are ropes, pulleys and treads in a good state of repair?

12.0 - First Aid Facilities

12.1 - Are cabinets and contents clean and orderly?

12.2 - Are contents regularly checked?

12.3 - No contents past their expiry date?

12.4 - Cabinets clearly labelled?

12.5 - Is there easy access to cabinets?

12.6 - Employees aware of location of first aid cabinet?

12.7 - Are first aid officers accessible?

12.8 - Are emergency numbers displayed?

13.0 - Office Hazards

13.1 - Condition of filing cabinets?

13.2 - Condition of chairs? (Five star bases.)

13.3 - Desks in good condition? (No damage.)

13.4 - Screen Based Equipment positioned to reduce glare from windows etc?

13.5 - Photocopiers positioned to avoid fumes?

13.6 - Tasks designed to prevent Occupational Overuse Syndrome? (Breaks included.)

13.7 - Air conditioning systems regularly maintained?

13.8 - Stable non-slip floor coverings in good condition?

14.0 - Vehicle Condition

14.1 - Schedule maintenance performed?

14.2 - Condition of tyres?

14.3 - Brake performance?

14.4 - Lights? (Check operation of brake, indicator and reversing lights)

14.5 - Condition of drivers seat?

14.6 - Condition of other seats?

14.7 - First aid kit supplied and adequate?

14.8 - Storage provisions?

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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.