• The overall feel when entering the shop

  • PPE expectations posted upon entry into shop

  • PPE available

  • Lighting throughout shop is adequate

  • Cleanliness expectations are made apparent

  • Slip/trip/fall hazards are either eliminated or made apparent


  • Eye Protection - Must be worn at all times

  • Hand Protection - Proper Gloves

  • Hearing Protection - if decibels have reached PEL

  • Foot Protection - Adequate for task being performed

  • Respirator/Supplied Air Hood

  • Arc Flash Gear - Gloves, FR Clothing, Face Shield

  • Welding/Torch Cutting Eye Shade

  • Is PPE being worn and utilized correctly?

  • Are PPE supplies readily available?

Tool Use

  • Correct Tools being used for the job

  • Tools being used correctly - not altered out of manufacturer recommendations

  • Guards Used - if guards must be removed to perform task, they must be replaced once specific task is complete

  • Material Secured

  • Damage to Cords or Tool

  • All machinery in working order and being utilized


  • Are all electrical equipment and cables in good condition and kept tidy?

  • Are tools turned off when not in use?

  • Are all electrical boxes labeled and secured?

  • Are all multi point adapters safe and not connected to another adapter?

  • Arc flash gear used when necessary

  • Arc flash gear readily available

Hazardous Communications

  • Employees know how to find the SDS's and understand the hazards of the chemicals they work with

  • Ventilation is adequate for the airborne health hazards present during chemical use

  • Chemicals are stored in proper containers and labeled correctly

  • Flammable materials not in use are stored in proper cabinet/safety containers

  • Incompatible materials are stored away from each other

  • Are chemicals / gas cylinders suitably labeled, secured, and stored safetly

  • All substances stored when not in use

Shop Crane

  • Employees are always aware of overhead loads when crane is being utilized?

  • Load capacity is known and respected?

  • A clear view of crane travel is always achieved by operator?

  • Materials and people are always clear before crane movement begins

  • Controls and their functions are clearly marked?

  • Only qualified riggers are rigging materials

  • Straps, slings, and shackles have been inspected prior to use

  • Pinch points, depending on the load, are known by all employees in crane swing vicinity

Line of Fire

  • Hand/Body Position

  • Overhead Hazards

  • Rotating Equipment - Careful with limbs and digits

  • Eyes on Path

  • Pinch/Sharp Edges Identified & Protected

Manual Lifting

  • Correct Body Position

  • Are employees using good manual handling techniques?

  • Weight Under 50 lbs for Solo Lift

  • Use Lifting Equipment for Weight Over 50 lbs

  • Are trucks and trolleys maintained and being used correctly?


  • Are walkways, floors and exits free of obstructions?

  • Trash/Debris/Equipment not left laying around

  • Are all waste materials discarded into correctly labeled receptacles?

  • Cords/Hoses Orderly

  • Protruding Items covered or made visible by warning signs

  • Are tools in correct locations when not in use?

  • Equipment free of excessive dust, oil and/or soot?

Equipment/Vehicle Use

  • Seat Belt

  • Safe Driving

  • Fortlift Inspected (Driver's Shift)

  • Overhead Crane Inspected (Daily)

  • Backing - Looking/Sounding Horn

Nearby Work

  • Aware of Vehicle Traffic

  • Aware of Work Performed in Vicinity"


  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures Followed

Ergonomic/Unnatural Body Position

  • Awkward Bending/Leaning/Twisting/Squatting

  • Are employees in the same positions for extended periods of time?

  • Are employees holding heavy items/tools for Longer Than 30 seconds


  • Are employees comfortable administering first aid if needed? All employees are susceptible to cuts.

  • Is first aid equipment stocked, orderly, and clearly visible?

  • Are emergency exits clear of piping and duct work?

  • Are employees aware of how to raise the alarm in an emergency?

  • Fire extinguishers inspected monthly?

  • Fire extinguishers not blocked by piping, work in progress, or duct work?

  • Eyewash stations inspected and unblocked?

  • Emergency equipment readily available and unblocked


  • Positive Feedback or Corrective Action

  • Positive Feedback or Corrective Action

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