• Are accident/injury report forms readily available to employees?

  • Are the Safety & Occupational Health Protection Program Posters posted on the official bulletin board?

  • Is the Fire Evacuation plan posted?

  • Are emergency procedures posted or available to all employees?

  • Has the last building inspection been reviewed?

Walking/Working Surfaces

  • Housekeeping- Is the area routinely cleaned?

  • Where wet processes are used, is proper drainage maintained, and false floors, platform mats, or other dry standing places available?

  • Where required, are floor loading signs posted? (i.e. mezzanine areas)

  • Are aisles and passageways kept clear?

Hazardous Materials

  • Are spill kits available where required, inspected and adequate for amount and type of chemicals on site?

  • Are flammable and combustible liquids being stored in approved containers and/or storage cabinets that do not exceed 120 gallons?

  • Are containers properly labeled (identity and hazard warning)?

  • Have employees been trained on hazard communication and the new GHS employee right to understand system?

  • Are emergency showers and eye wash facilities available where employees are exposed to corrosive materials?

  • Are approved secondary containers utilized, are they labeled properly and are they compatible with its contents?

  • Are emergency showers and eyewash stations being inspected/flushed as required? (documented)

Guarding of Open-Sided Floors, Wall Openings, and Platforms

  • Are all open-sided floors, wall openings and platforms that are more than 4 feet above ground level guarded by guard rails, covers or other equivalent means?

  • Are stairways with at least 4 steps provided with handrails 30"-34" high?

  • Are all ladders maintained in good condition?

Means of Egress

  • Is there an adequate number of exits?

  • Do all exits provide free and unobstructed egress from all parts of the building?

  • Are exits clearly and visibly marked?

  • Are exit doors able to open from the direction of exit travel without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort?

  • Are all doorways and exits that are not exits clearly marked and unobstructed?

  • Are all exits provided with artificial illumination?

Compressed Gases

  • Are all compressed gas cylinders stored in a well ventilated, dry area where they can't be knocked over?

  • Do empty cylinders have their valves closed?

  • Are all acetylene and oxygen cylinders stored at least 20 feet apart or separated by a 5 foot non-combustible barrier between them?

  • Are acetylene cylinders being stored upright?

  • Are all compressed gas cylinders not in use stored with their valve protection caps on?

Material Handling and Storage

  • Ae materials stored in a stable and secure manner to prevent sliding or collapse?

  • Are storage areas kept free of tripping, fire and explosion hazards, or pest harborage?

  • Are heavy objects stored on lower shelves?

  • Forklift Operator's Daily Checklist utilized and completed?

  • Forklift truck operators observed have current operator's license?

Fire Protection

  • Are all portable fire extinguishers maintained in a fully charged and operable condition?

  • Are the fire extinguishers conspicuously located where they will be readily accessible (not blocked) and immediately available when needed?

  • Are fire extinguishers inspected monthly to detect any obvious physical damage, corrosion, or other impairments?

  • Ae the hydrostatic tests of the fire extinguishers current?

  • Are the fire doors left closed, marked and not blocked open?

Machine Guarding

  • Are all of the machinery that requires point of operation guarding adequately guarded?

  • Are all off the gears, sprockets and pulleys adequately guarded?

  • Are there equipment specific Lockout/Tagout procedures for each piece of equipment and are they being utilized?'

  • Are all fans that are less than 7 feet above the floor or working level provided with guards have openings no larger than 1/2"

  • Are all machines designed for a fixed location securely anchored (include soft drink dispensing machines with empty weight of 700 lbs) to prevent walking or moving?


  • Are flexible cords and cables being used in continuous lengths without splices or taps?

  • Is the area free of flexible cords (extension cords) and cables being used as a substitute for a fixed wiring of a structure?

  • Are any extension cords connected to another extension cord?

  • Do all powers strips (surge protectors) observed include a circuit breaker?

  • Are receptacles grounded and properly wired?

  • Are all unused openings in cabinets, boxes and fittings effectively covered?

  • Was frayed or otherwise exposed wiring observed?

  • Is there an adequate amount of working space (3 feet) in front of electrical panel boxes?

  • Are all disconnecting means and circuits properly identified and labeled?

  • Are there protective covers in place over boxes, raceways, fittings and so forth?

  • Do Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) pass first test using push buttons built into the outlet receptacle?

  • Is access to electrical panels clear and not obstructed (36" minimum)?

  • Are all electrical rooms free from combustible storage?


  • Does the building or structure have any apparent structural deficiencies that may be hazardous to personnel or may compromise the structural integrity of the building?

  • Are stairs, landings and handrails in good repair and fastened securely?

  • Do entrance doors close slowly to avoid hazards to fingers?

  • Are refrigerators used for their intended purpose?

Unsafe Behavior

  • Are workers wearing the required PPE for the location and for the work being performed?

  • Are workers taking the necessary safety precautions for the work being performed?

  • Is all the work being performed so that other workers in the area are not being exposed to occupational health hazards or unsafe conditions?

  • Are any workers being exposed to potential fall hazards without the protection of safety rails or the appropriate fall protection equipment?

  • Any other unsafe behavior/act observed at the time of the inspection?

Universal Waste

  • Are used lamps stored in the proper manner?

  • Are used lamps properly labeled/dated?

Hazardous Waste

  • Are waste accumulation areas designated?

  • Are hazardous waste labels complete and visible?

  • Are containers closed except when being filled?

  • Is there secondary containment for hazardous waste drums?

  • Are there documented weekly inspections for hazardous waste areas?

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