15.6. Grounds, Lawn Care and Mowing Safety Checklist.

15.6.1. Are all mower discharge chutes guarded with shields or approved grass catchers and
appropriate safety messages placed near the discharge opening? Reference

15.6.2. Is training of all equipment operators documented? Reference

15.6.3. Are operators aware of special precautions to be used when mowing hills or slopes?

15.6.4. Are slow moving vehicle emblems used when tractors are operated on highways? Reference

15.6.5. When using sickle-bar blades, do personnel always position them uphill? Reference

15.6.6. Are riders prohibited on tractors, the draw bar or towed equipment except when specifically
designed for such use? Reference

15.6.7. Are tractors left on inclines braked and blocked? Reference

15.6.8. Is the power take-off guard in place? Reference

15.6.9. Are a minimum of two (2) workers and an on-site supervisor assigned during tree
maintenance involving climbing, working from high reach lift and cutting down trees other than
small, low trees? Reference 15.3.2

15.6.10. Are all safety related fall protection and climbing devices inspected prior to use? Reference

15.6.11. Does each climber have at least one lifeline and one handline? Reference 15.3.3

15.6.12. Is required PPE provided and in use by all workers involved in tree maintenance? Reference

15.6.13. Have supervisors performed a JSA and developed local OIs for tree maintenance
operations? Reference 15.3.5

15.6.14. Are herbicides applied per manufacturer‘s instructions and used only by certified
personnel? Reference 15.4.3

15.6.15. Is required PPE used by personnel applying herbicides? Reference 15.4.3

15.6.16. Are oxygen and combustible gas levels tested prior to entry to an irrigation pit? Reference

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.