Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Appropriate workplace footwear

  • Respirator required

  • Hand protection required

  • Where food or beverage is consumed on premise, are they consumed in areas free of toxic materials, blood or other potentially infectious materials

  • Are all PPE maintained in a sanitary condition

  • When applicable, are PPE available for all associated hazards in the workplace.


  • Extension cords used for temporary work only

  • All extension cords are in good working condition. No exposed or frayed cords

  • Are all energized parts of electrical circuits and equipment guarded against accidental contact by approved cabinets or enclosures

  • Electrical panels clearly marked with no exposed openings

  • Are electrical enclosures such as switches, receptacles, and juction boxes, provided with tight fitting covers or plates.

  • Are extention cords out of aisles where they can be abused by heavy traffic

  • In wet or damp locations, are electrical tools and equipment appropriate for the use or location or otherwise protected (e.g. through GFCI)

  • Receptacle wiring system is correct; no open ground, reversed polarity, and hot/ground reversed

Material Handling

  • Appropriately marked and sufficiently safe clearances for aisles and at loading docs for passageways where mechanical handling equipment is used

  • Loose/unboxed materials which might fall from a pile are properly stacked by blocking, interlocking or limiting the height of the pile to prevent falling hazards

  • Bag, containers, bundles, etc. are stored in tiers that are stacked, blocked, interlocked and limited in height so that they are stable and secure to prevent sliding or collapse

  • Storage areas are kept free from accumulation of materials that could lead to tripping fire, explosion or pest infestation

  • Excessive vegetation is removed from building entrances, work or traffic areas to prevent possible trip or fall hazards due to visual obstructions

  • Covers and/or guardrails are provided to protect personnel from the hazards of stair openings in floors, meter or equipment pits and similar hazards

  • Personnel use proper lifting techniques

  • Hoists and other equipment for lifting materials/containers are properly used with adequate safe clearances, no obstructions, appropriate signals and directional warning signs.

Walking, Working Surface

  • Are walking areas clean and orderly

  • Floors are free from protruding objects, holes or loose boards

  • Aisles and passageways are kept clear of obstructions

  • Permanent passageways and aisles are clearly marked

  • Level of light adequate for safe passage

  • Are work surfaces kept dry or appropriate steps taken to assure surface areas are slip resistant

  • Are Emergency exists marked and illumninated by a reliable light source

  • Doors, passageways, or stairways appropriately marked for Emergency Exits

  • Emergency Exists free of obstructions

  • For floor maintneance, is it ensured that the right kind of product is used for the right kind of surface

Hazard Communication

  • All hazardous material containers are properly labeled, indicating the chemical's identity, the manufacturer's name and address, and appropriate hazard warnings.

  • There is an updated list of hazardous chemicals

  • The facility has a written program covering hazard determination including MSDS, labeling and training.

  • There is a system to check that each incoming chemical is accompanied by a MSDS.

  • All employees are trained in the requirements of the hazard communication standard, the chemical hazards to which they are exposed, how to read and understand a MSDS and chemical labels, and on what precautions to take to prevent exposure.

  • All employee training is documented.

  • All outside contractors are given a complete list of chemical products, hazards and precautions.

  • Procedures have been established to maintain and evaluate the effectiveness of the current program.

  • Employees use proper PPE when handling chemicals

  • All chemicals are stored according to the manufacturer's recommendations and local or national fire codes.

Fall Protection Devices

  • Inspection of all fall protection devices

  • Anchor Points

  • Body Harness

  • Connectors

  • Inspection of any guardrail system

  • Observation of employees using fall protection equipment

Other Items & Photos

  • Other Items

  • Photos

  • Signature of Inspector

  • Date & Time of Assessment

  • Safety Manager's Notes

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