Section 3: Warehouse and Covered Storage

  • 3.1 Shelves, bins and racks are designed, constructed, and used in a manner that safely contains the material and equipment in stock.

    Criteria:
    * Shelves, bins and racks are visibly marked with the maximum capacity of material weight.
    * Shelves, bins and racks are designed to hold materials in place to lessen the chances of falling.
    * Shelves, bins and racks are designed or anchored to avoid tipping.

    Ref: 29 CFR 1910 Subpart N

  • 3.2 Materials stored in a safe and orderly manner

    Criteria:
    * Materials are stacked and stored according to type, size, color, length and weight.
    * Storage bins are labeled and easily identified.
    * Similar type materials are stored in the same immediate area (i.e. all bolts, UG sleeves, UG elbows are grouped together).
    * No sharp or protruding objects are extending from storage positions to catch clothing or injure a person passing in aisles.

    Ref: 29 CFR 1910.176

  • 3.3 Aisles and walkways are clear paths for pedestrian use and are designated accordingly where equipment crosses or shares these pathways.

    Criteria:
    * Aisles and walkways have no obstructions and are separated from work areas.
    * Surfaces are in very good condition.
    * Low clearances are marked with signs.

    Ref: 29 CFR 1910.22

  • 3.4 Docks and safety rails are in good condition nd meet regulatory requirements.

    Criteria:
    * Safety rails are in place for docks with 48" or more elevation.
    * Wheel chocks or other means are available for securing vehicles while loading or unloading.
    * Dock plates or ramps are available to bridge the gap when using lift trucks.

    Ref: 29 CFR 1910.23

  • 3.5 Overhead storage - is adequate, orderly and meets all related requirements. Including weight ratings and capacities.

Section 3: Summary

  • 3.6 The overall evaluation of the onsite field observation team for this section of the assessment is as follows:

    Criteria:
    * Strong performance - Questions evaluated as exceeds or satisfies all requirements
    * Satisfactory performance - Questions evaluated as satisfies all requirements, could be a small number evaluated as exceeds.
    * Generally satisfactory with minor areas for improvement - Questions evaluated as satisfies all or most requirements, improvement areas are minor.
    * Ket attentions areas for improvement - Questions evaluated as partially satisfies or fails to satisfy requirements in important improvement areas.

IAEC Safety Personnel Signature

  • John Dvorak

  • Matt Pociask

  • Jim Wolfe

  • Scott Meinecke

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