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OSHA 300A Summary Posted?

Only required from February 1st through April 30th.

Job Specific Emergency Numbers Posted?

Labor law all in one poster displayed on site?

PA Child Labor Abstract (01/13) PA Clean Indoor Air Act (Released 09/08) PA Equal Pay Act (Revised 02/07) PA Hours of Work for Minors (Revised 02/07) PA Human Relations Act: Employment Provisions (Revised 06/10) PA Minimum Wage Law Summary (03/12) PA Public Accommodation (Revised 06/10) PA Right to Know Act (02/11) PA Unemployment Compensation for Non-State (05/13) PA Unemployment Compensation for State (02/04) PA Worker's Compensation Insurance (08/09) Emergency Phone Numbers Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act Federal Equal Employment Opportunity - Includes Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (Revised 11/09) Federal Family Medical Leave Act (02/13) Federal Fair Labor Standards Act - 2009 Minimum Wage (Revised 07/09) Federal OSHA Job Safety and Health Pay Day Notice USERRA (Revised 11/08)

Weekly safety meeting minutes posted?

Superintendents weekly jobsite inspection posted?

Emergency action plan poster with all workers signatures?

Workers Compensation Physicians Panel Posted?

JOB BOOKS

Job specific safety data sheets in binder and with current index?

1910.1200(g)(8) - The employer shall maintain in the workplace copies of the required safety data sheets for each hazardous chemical, and shall ensure that they are readily accessible during each work shift to employees when they are in their work area(s).

Job sign in book?

OSHA 1926 construction regulations on site?

USACE EM 385-1-1 Manual?

FIST AID

Potable drinking water available?

1926.51(a)(1) - An adequate supply of potable water shall be provided in all places of employment.
1926.51(a)(6) Potable water means water that meets the standards for drinking purposes of the State or local authority having jurisdiction, or water that meets the quality standards prescribed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR part 141).

Eye wash station?

1926.50(g) - Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.

First aid kit accessible and properly identified?

1926.50(d)(1) - First aid supplies shall be easily accessible when required.

HOUSEKEEPING 1926.25

Work areas neat?

1926.25(a) - During the course of construction, alteration, or repairs, form and scrap lumber with protruding nails, and all other debris, shall be kept cleared from work areas, passageways, and stairs, in and around buildings or other structures.
1926.25(b) - Combustible scrap and debris shall be removed at regular intervals during the course of construction. Safe means shall be provided to facilitate such removal.

Projecting nails or screws bent over or removed?

1926.25(a) - During the course of construction, alteration, or repairs, form and scrap lumber with protruding nails, and all other debris, shall be kept cleared from work areas, passageways, and stairs, in and around buildings or other structures.
1926.25(b) - Combustible scrap and debris shall be removed at regular intervals during the course of construction. Safe means shall be provided to facilitate such removal.

Waste containers provided, used, and emptied when full?

1926.25(c) - Containers shall be provided for the collection and separation of waste, trash, oily and used rags, and other refuse. Containers used for garbage and other oily, flammable, or hazardous wastes, such as caustics, acids, harmful dusts, etc. shall be equipped with covers. Garbage and other waste shall be disposed of at frequent and regular intervals.

Passageways and walkways clear?

1926.25(a) - During the course of construction, alteration, or repairs, form and scrap lumber with protruding nails, and all other debris, shall be kept cleared from work areas, passageways, and stairs, in and around buildings or other structures.
1926.25(b) - Combustible scrap and debris shall be removed at regular intervals during the course of construction. Safe means shall be provided to facilitate such removal.

Cords and leads off the floor?

Is the work area located in a health care facility?

Are all ICRA barriers completely sealed from occupied spaces without gaps?

Are negative air machines running and maintaining negative air in space?

Are sticky mats provided at each entrance/exit from construction area?

Is space adjacent to construction area clean?

Is the ICRA checklist been completed for each work day?

Have all employees on site complete either ICRA 24 or 8 hour courses and are they carrying their cards?

FIRE PREVENTION 1926.150

Adequate fire extinguishers located throughout job site?

1926.150(c)(1)(i) - A fire extinguisher, rated not less than 2A, shall be provided for each 3,000 square feet of the protected building area, or major fraction thereof. Travel distance from any point of the protected area to the nearest fire extinguisher shall not exceed 100 feet.
1926.150(c)(1)(iv) -One or more fire extinguishers, rated not less than 2A, shall be provided on each floor. In multistory buildings, at least one fire extinguisher shall be located adjacent to stairway

Fire Extinguishers inspected as required and accessible?

1926.(c)(1)(viii) -

Job specific phone no. of Fire Department posted?

"No Smoking" posted and enforced near flammables?

1926.151(a)(3) - Smoking shall be prohibited at or in the vicinity of operations which constitute a fire hazard, and shall be conspicuously posted: "No Smoking or Open Flame."

Fuels properly stored?

1926.152(a)(2) - Flammable liquids shall not be stored in areas used for exits, stairways, or normally used for the safe passage of people.

Only approved containers for flammables and combustible liquids used?

1926.152(a)(1) - Only approved containers and portable tanks shall be used for storage and handling of flammable liquids. Approved safety cans or Department of Transportation approved containers shall be used for the handling and use of flammable liquids in quantities of 5 gallons or less, except that this shall not apply to those flammable liquid materials which are highly viscid (extremely hard to pour), which may be used and handled in original shipping containers. For quantities of one gallon or less, the original container may be used, for storage, use and handling of flammable liquids.

ELECTRICAL 1926.400

Extension wires with bare wires or missing ground prongs taken out of service?

1926.416(e)(1) - Worn or frayed electric cords or cables shall not be used.

Ground fault interrupters being used?

1926.404(b)(1)(ii) - Ground-fault circuit interrupters. All 120-volt, single-phase 15- and 20-ampere receptacle outlets on construction sites, which are not a part of the permanent wiring of the building or structure and which are in use by employees, shall have approved ground-fault circuit interrupters for personnel protection.

Adequate temporary lighting?

1926.56(a) - General. Construction areas, ramps, runways, corridors, offices, shops, and storage areas shall be lighted to not less 5 foot-candles of illumination.

Are panel boxes properly secured?

Circuits being worked on properly locked and tagged out?

Are exterior panels, outlets, and switches weatherproof?

Are there any exposed live electrical parts?

HAND, POWER & POWDER ACTUATED TOOLS 1926.300

Hand tools inspected regularly and free of damage?

Guards in place on machines and tools?

1926.300(b)(1) - When power operated tools are designed to accommodate guards, they shall be equipped with such guards when in use.

Correct tool being used for job at hand?

Operators of powder actuated tools trained?

1926.302(e)(1) - Only employees who have been trained in the operation of the particular tool in use shall be allowed to operate a powder-actuated tool.

Powder actuated tools stored properly when not in use?

1926.302(e)(6) - Loaded tools shall not be left unattended.

Power tools properly grounded?

1926.302(a)(1) - Electric power operated tools shall either be of the approved double-insulated type or grounded in accordance with Subpart K of this part.

FALL PROTECTION 1926.500

Safety rails and cables secured properly?

1926.502(b)(1) - Top edge height of top rails, or equivalent guardrail system members, shall be 42 inches (1.1 m) plus or minus 3 inches (8 cm) above the walking/working level. When conditions warrant, the height of the top edge may exceed the 45-inch height, provided the guardrail system meets all other criteria of this paragraph.

Safety harnesses worn properly and inspected before use?

It is vitally important that chest straps are positioned in the mid-chest area, and back D-rings located in the middle of the back between the shoulder blades. Both in addition to the leg straps must be tightened for a snug fit. If a chest strap is not fastened properly, it can slide up around a worker’s neck after a fall.
1926.502(d)(21) - Personal fall arrest systems shall be inspected prior to each use for wear, damage and other deterioration, and defective components shall be removed from service.

Employees exposed to fall hazards tied off?

1926.501(b)(1) - "Unprotected sides and edges." Each employee on a walking/working surface (horizontal and vertical surface) with an unprotected side or edge which is 6 feet (1.8 m) or more above a lower level shall be protected from falling by the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems.

Employees below protected from falling objects?

1926.502(j) - Toeboards, when used as falling object protection, shall be erected along the edge of the overhead walking/working surface for a distance sufficient to protect employees below.
1926.502(j)(2) - Toe boards shall be capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 50 pounds (222 N) applied in any downward or outward direction at any point along the toeboard.
1926.502(j)(3) - Toe boards shall be a minimum of 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) in vertical height from their top edge to the level of the walking/working surface. They shall have not more than 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) clearance above the walking/working surface. They shall be solid or have openings not over 1 inch (2.5 cm) in greatest dimension.
1926.502(j)(4) - Where tools, equipment, or materials are piled higher than the top edge of a toeboard, paneling or screening shall be erected from the walking/working surface or toeboard to the top of a guardrail system's top rail or midrail, for a distance sufficient to protect employees below.
1926.502(j)(5) - Guardrail systems, when used as falling object protection, shall have all openings small enough to prevent passage of potential falling objects.
1926.502(j)(6) - During the performance of overhand bricklaying and related work:
1926.502(j)(6)(i) - No materials or equipment except masonry and mortar shall be stored within 4 feet (1.2 m) of the working edge.
1926.502(j)(6)(ii) - Excess mortar, broken or scattered masonry units, and all other materials and debris shall be kept clear from the work area by removal at regular intervals.
1926.502(j)(7) - During the performance of roofing work:
1926.502(j)(7)(i) - Materials and equipment shall not be stored within 6 feet (1.8 m) of a roof edge unless guardrails are erected at the edge.
1926.502(j)(7)(ii) - Materials which are piled, grouped, or stacked near a roof edge shall be stable and self-supporting.
1926.502(j)(8) - Canopies, when used as falling object protection, shall be strong enough to prevent collapse and to prevent penetration by any objects which may fall onto the canopy.

All holes in walking/ working surfaces are covered or barricaded?

1926.500(b) - "Hole" means a gap or void 2 inches or more in its least dimension, in a floor, roof, or other walking/ working surface.
1926.501(b)(4) - Employees on a walking/ working surface shall be protected from falling through holes (including skylights) more that 6 feet above lower levels, by personal fall arrest systems, covers, or guardrail system erected around such holes.

All floor opening covers marked "HOLE" or "COVER"?

1926.502(i)(2) - All covers shall be capable of supporting, without failure, at least twice the weight of employees, equipment, and materials that may be imposed on the cover at any one time.
1926.502(i)(4) - All covers shall be color coded or shall be marked with the word "HOLE" or "COVER" to provide warning of the hazard.( note: this provision does not apply to cast iron manhole covers or steel grates used on streets or roadways.

Materials stored away from edge?

1926.250(b)(1) - Material stored inside buildings under construction shall not be placed within 6 feet of any hoist way or inside floor openings, nor within 10 feet of an exterior wall which does not extend above the top of the material stored.

LADDERS 1926.1050

Ladders extended at least 36" above landing?

1926.1053(b)(1) - When portable ladders are used for access to an upper landing surface the ladder side-rails shall extend at least 3 feet above the upper landing surface to which the ladder is used to gain access; or, when such an extension is not possible because of its length, then the ladder shall be secured at its top to a rigid support that will not defect, and a grasping device, such as a grab-rail, shall be provided to assist employees in mounting and dismounting the ladder. In no case shall the extension ladder be such that the ladder deflection under a load would, by itself, cause the ladder to slip off its support.

Ladders are secure to prevent slipping, sliding or falling?

Ladders shall be braced or tied off at the base and top to prevent it from being displaced by workplace activities or traffic. Leave all tie-off devices in place until they must be removed before taking the ladder down.

Ladders with missing or damaged rungs, feet, or rails are taken out of service?

1926.1053(b)(15) - Ladders shall be inspected by a competent person for visual defects on a periodic basis and after an occurrence that could effect their safe use.
1926.1053(b)(16) - Portable ladders with structural defects, such as, but not limited to, missing rungs, cleats, or steps, broken or split rails, corroded components, or faulty or defective components , shall either be immediately marked in a manner that readily identifies them as defective, or be tagged with "do not use" or similar language, and shall be withdrawn from service until repaired.

Stepladders used in fully open position?

1926.1053(a)(8) - A metal spreader or locking device shall be provided on each step ladder to hold the front and back sections in an open position when the ladder is being used.

No step at top two rungs of stepladder?

1926.1053(b)(13) - The top or top step of a step ladder shall not be used as a step.

SCAFFOLDING 1926.450

Is there any scaffolding on the jobsite?

All scaffolding inspected daily?

1926.451(f)(3) - Scaffolds and scaffold components shall be inspected for visual defects by a competent person before each work shift, and after any occurrence which could effect the scaffolds structural integrity.

Erected on sound rigid footing?

1926.451.(c)(2) - supported scaffold poles, legs, posts, frames, and uprights shall bear on base plates and mud sills or other adequate firm foundation.
1926451(c)(2)(i) - Footings shall be level, rigid, and capable of supporting a loaded scaffold without settling or displacement.
1926.451(c)(2)(ii) - Unstable objects shall not be used to support scaffolds or platforms.
1926.451(c)(2)(iv) - Front-end loaders and similar pieces of equipment shall not be used to support scaffold platforms unless they have been specifically designed by the manufacturer for such use.
1926.451(c)(2)(v) - Fork-lifts shall not be used to support scaffold platforms unless the entire platform is attached to the fork and the fork-lift is not moved horizontally while the platform is occupied

Tied to structure as required?

1926.451(c)(1)(ii) - Guys, ties, and braces shall be installed according to the scaffold manufacturer's recommendations or at the closest horizontal member to the 4:1 height and be repeated vertically at locations of horizontal members every 20 feet (6.1 m) or less thereafter for scaffolds 3 feet (0.91 m) wide or less, and every 26 feet (7.9 m) or less thereafter for scaffolds greater than 3 feet (0.91 m) wide. The top guy, tie or brace of completed scaffolds shall be placed no further than the 4:1 height from the top. Such guys, ties and braces shall be installed at each end of the scaffold and at horizontal intervals not to exceed 30 feet (9.1 m) (measured from one end [not both] towards the other).

Guardrails, mid-rails, toe boards and screens in place and installed as required?

1926.451(g)(1) - Each employee on a scaffold more than 10 feet above a lower level shall be protected from falling to a lower level. (refer to the fall protection section for more information about guardrail details.)

Proper access provided?

1926.451(e)(1) - When scaffold platforms are more that 2 feet above or below a point of access, portable ladders, hook-on ladders, attachable ladders, stair towers, stairway type ladders, ramps, walkways, integral prefabricated scaffold access(ladders build into the frame), or direct access from another scaffold, structure, personnel hoist, or similar surface shall be used. CROSS-BRACES SHALL NOT BE USED AS MEANS OF ACCESS.

Scaffold Platform is fully planked?

1926.451(b)(1) - Each platform on all working levels of a scaffold shall be fully planked or decked between the front uprights and the guardrail supports.
1926.451(b)(1)(i) - Each scaffold platform unit(plank) shall be installed so that the space between adjacent units and the space between the platform and upright is no more than 1 inch wide, except to fit around uprights when side (outrigger) brackets are used.

Employees below protected from falling objects?

1926.451(h)(2)(i) - The area below the scaffold to which objects can fall shall be barricaded, and employees shall not be permitted to enter the hazard area.

TRENCHES, EXCAVATION & SHORING

Are there any excavations on the Jobsite?

Competent person identified and present?

1926.651(k)(1) - Daily inspections of excavations, the adjacent areas, and protective systems shall be made by a competent person for evidence of a situation that could result in possible cave-ins, indications of failure of protective systems, hazardous atmospheres, or other hazardous conditions. An inspection shall be conducted by the competent person prior to the start of work and as needed throughout the shift. Inspections shall also be made after every rainstorm or other hazard increasing occurrence. These inspections are only required when employee exposure can be reasonably anticipated.

Excavations 5' or greater in depth are shored and sloped back?

SOLID OR ROCK TYPE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE SLOPES (H:V) (<20FT)

STABLE ROCK.............................. VERTICAL (90)
TYPE A.......................................... 3/4:1 (53)
TYPE B.......................................... 1:1 (45)
TYPE C.......................................... 1 1/2 : 1 (34)

Materials are stored at least 2' away from trench?

1926.651(j)(2) - Employees shall be protected from excavated or other materials or equipment that could pose a hazard by falling or rolling into excavations. Protection shall be provided by placing and keeping such materials or equipment at least 2 feet (.61 m) from the edge of excavations, or by the use of retaining devices that are sufficient to prevent materials or equipment from falling or rolling into excavations, or by a combination of both if necessary.

Ladders provided within 25' of personnel in trench?

1926.651(c)(2) - Means of egress from trench excavations. A stairway, ladder, ramp or other safe means of egress shall be located in trench excavations that are 4 feet (1.22 m) or more in depth so as to require no more than 25 feet (7.62 m) of lateral travel for employees.

Equipment is at a safe distance from edge of trench or excavation?

1926.651(f) - Warning system for mobile equipment. When mobile equipment is operated adjacent to an excavation, or when such equipment is required to approach the edge of an excavation, and the operator does not have a clear and direct view of the edge of the excavation, a warning system shall be utilized such as barricades, hand or mechanical signals, or stop logs. If possible, the grade should be away from the excavation.

Underground utilities marked?

1926.651(b)(2) - Utility companies or owners shall be contacted within established or customary local response times, advised of the proposed work, and asked to establish the location of the utility underground installations prior to the start of actual excavation. When utility companies or owners cannot respond to a request to locate underground utility installations within 24 hours (unless a longer period is required by state or local law), or cannot establish the exact location of these installations, the employer may proceed, provided the employer does so with caution, and provided detection equipment or other acceptable means to locate utility installations are used.

Any hazardous atmospheres identified and monitored?

1926.651(g)(1)(i) - Where oxygen deficiency (atmospheres containing less than 19.5 percent oxygen) or a hazardous atmosphere exists or could reasonably be expected to exist, such as in excavations in landfill areas or excavations in areas where hazardous substances are stored nearby, the atmospheres in the excavation shall be tested before employees enter excavations greater than 4 feet (1.22 m) in depth.

MATERIAL HANDLING

Materials properly stored or stacked?

1926.250(a)(1) - All materials stored in tiers shall be stacked, racked, blocked, interlocked, or otherwise secured to prevent sliding, falling or collapse.

Employees using proper lifting techniques?

Tag lines used to guide loads?

1926.953(d) - Tag line. Where hazards to employees exist, tag lines or other suitable devices shall be used to control loads being handled by hoisting equipment.

Chemical containers properly labeled?

WELDING AND BURNING

Are there any welding or cutting activities on the jobsite?

Gas cylinders are secured stored upright?

1926.350(a)(9) - Compressed gas cylinders shall be secured in an upright position at all times except, if necessary, for short periods of time while cylinders are actually being hoisted or carried.

Proper separating distances between fuels & oxygen? (20'min)

1926.350(a)(10) - Oxygen cylinders in storage shall be separated from fuel-gas cylinders or combustible materials (especially oil or grease), a minimum distance of 20 feet (6.1 m) or by a noncombustible barrier at least 5 feet (1.5 m) high having a fire-resistance rating of at least one-half hour.

Goggles or shields used?

Fire extinguishers readily available?

1926.352(d) - Suitable fire extinguishing equipment shall be immediately available in the work area and shall be maintained in a state of readiness for instant use.

Hoses in good condition?

1926.350(f)(3) - All hose in use, carrying acetylene, oxygen, natural or manufactured fuel gas, or any gas or substance which may ignite or enter into combustion, or be in any way harmful to employees, shall be inspected at the beginning of each working shift. Defective hose shall be removed from service.

Welding screens being used?

1926.351(e) - Shielding. Whenever practicable, all arc welding and cutting operations shall be shielded by noncombustible or flameproof screens which will protect employees and other persons working in the vicinity from the direct rays of the arc.

CRANES

Are there any cranes on the jobsite?

Outriggers extended and swing radius barricade in place?

1926.1424(a) - Swing radius hazards.
1926.1424(a)(1) - The requirements in paragraph (a)(2) of this section apply where there are accessible areas in which the equipment's rotating superstructure (whether permanently or temporarily mounted) poses a reasonably foreseeable risk of:
1926.1424(a)(1)(i) - Striking and injuring an employee; or
1926.1424(a)(1)(ii) - Pinching/crushing an employee against another part of the equipment or another object.
1926.1424(a)(2) - To prevent employees from entering these hazard areas, the employer must:
1926.1424(a)(2)(i) - Train each employee assigned to work on or near the equipment ("authorized personnel") in how to recognize struck-by and pinch/crush hazard areas posed by the rotating superstructure.
1926.1424(a)(2)(ii) - Erect and maintain control lines, warning lines, railings or similar barriers to mark the boundaries of the hazard areas. Exception: When the employer can demonstrate that it is neither feasible to erect such barriers on the ground nor on the equipment, the hazard areas must be clearly marked by a combination of warning signs (such as "Danger--Swing/Crush Zone") and high visibility markings on the equipment that identify the hazard areas. In addition, the employer must train each employee to understand what these markings signify.

Crane operator licensed?

1926.1427(b) - Option (1): Certification by an accredited crane operator testing organization.

Hand signal charts on crane?

1926.1422 - Hand signal charts must be either posted on the equipment or conspicuously posted in the vicinity of the hoisting operations.

Crane has documentation of valid annual inspection?

1926.1412(f)(7) - Documentation of annual/comprehensive inspection. The following information must be documented, maintained, and retained for a minimum of 12 months, by the employer that conducts the inspection:
1926.1412(f)(7)(i) - The items checked and the results of the inspection.
1926.1412(f)(7)(ii) - The name and signature of the person who conducted the inspection and the date.

Employees kept from under suspended loads?

1926.1425(b) - While the operator is not moving a suspended load, no employee must be within the fall zone, except for employees:
1926.1425(b)(1) - Engaged in hooking, unhooking or guiding a load;
1926.1425(b)(2) - Engaged in the initial attachment of the load to a component or structure; or
1926.1425(b)(3) - Operating a concrete hopper or concrete bucket.
1926.1401 - Fall zone means the area (including but not limited to the area directly beneath the load) in which it is reasonably foreseeable that partially or completely suspended materials could fall in the event of an accident.

Chains and slings inspected and tagged as required?

1926.251(a)(6) - "Inspections." Each day before being used, the sling and all fastenings and attachments shall be inspected for damage or defects by a competent person designated by the employer. Additional inspections shall be performed during sling use, where service conditions warrant. Damaged or defective slings shall be immediately removed from service.
1926.251(b)(6)(i) - In addition to the inspection required by other paragraphs of this section, a thorough periodic inspection of alloy steel chain slings in use shall be made on a regular basis, to be determined on the basis of (A) frequency of sling use; (B) severity of service conditions; (C) nature of lifts being made; and (D) experience gained on the service life of slings used in similar circumstances. Such inspections shall in no event be at intervals greater than once every 12 months.
1926.251(b)(1) - Welded alloy steel chain slings shall have permanently affixed durable identification stating size, grade, rated capacity, and sling manufacturer.
1926.251(c)(1) - Employers must not use improved plow-steel wire rope and wire-rope slings with loads in excess of the rated capacities (i.e., working load limits) indicated on the sling by permanently affixed and legible identification markings prescribed by the manufacturer.

Employees handling loads trained in rigging and signaling?

1926.1428(a) - The employer of the signal person must ensure that each signal person meets the Qualification Requirements (paragraph (c) of this section) prior to giving any signals. This requirement must be met by using either a third party qualified evaluator or employers qualified evaluator.
1926.1404(r)(1) - The rigging work is done by a qualified rigger.
1926.1425(c) - When employees are engaged in hooking, unhooking, or guiding the load, or in the initial connection of a load to a component or structure and are within the fall zone, all of the following criteria must be met:
1926.1404(c)(3) – The material must be rigged by a qualified rigger

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

Employees are protected from cement dust?

Exposed skin covered?

Runways are adequate?

Limited access zone established where masonry walls are being erected?

1926.706(a) - A limited access zone shall be established whenever a masonry wall is being constructed. The limited access zone shall conform to the following.
1926.706(a)(1) - The limited access zone shall be established prior to the start of construction of the wall.
1926.706(a)(2) - The limited access zone shall be equal to the height of the wall to reconstructed plus four feet, and shall run the entire length of the wall.
1926.706(a)(3) - The limited access zone shall be established on the side of the wall which will be unscaffolded.
1926.706(a)(4) - The limited access zone shall be restricted to entry by employees actively engaged in constructing the wall. No other employees shall be permitted to enter the zone.
1926.706(a)(5) - The limited access zone shall remain in place until the wall is adequately supported to prevent overturning and to prevent collapse unless the height of wall is over eight feet, in which case, the limited access zone shall remain in place until the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section have been met.
1926.706(b) - All masonry walls over eight feet in height shall be adequately braced to prevent overturning and to prevent collapse unless the wall is adequately supported so that it will not overturn or collapse. The bracing shall remain in place until permanent supporting elements of the structure are in place.

Are all protruding reinforcing rods protected?

1926.701(b) - Reinforcing steel. All protruding reinforcing steel, onto and into which employees could fall, shall be guarded to eliminate the hazard of impalement.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT/VEHICLES?

Daily pre-operational inspections performed and documented?

Vehicles are equipped with back-up alarms that are working properly?

1926.601(b)(3) - All vehicles shall be equipped with an adequate audible warning device at the operator's station and in an operable condition.

Seat belts worn when provided?

AERIAL LIFTS

Are there any aerial lifts on the jobsite?

Daily pre-operational inspections performed and documented?

Fall arrest systems used on boom or articulating lifts?

1926.453(b)(2)(v) - A fall protection harness shall be worn and a lanyard attached to the boom or basket when working from an aerial lift.

Operators trained?

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Hard hats being worn?

1926.100(a) - Employees working in areas where there is a possible danger of head injury from impact, or from falling or flying objects, or from electrical shock and burns, shall be protected by protective helmets.

Safety glasses being worn when required?

1926.102(a)(1) - Employees shall be provided with eye and face protection equipment when machines or operations present potential eye or face injury from physical, chemical, or radiation agents.

Respirators used when required? Proper respirator documentation available?

Hearing protection being worn when required?

1926.101(a) - Wherever it is not feasible to reduce the noise levels or duration of exposures to those specified in Table D-2, Permissible Noise Exposures, in 1926.52, ear protective devices shall be provided and used.

Traffic vests or high visibility clothing material being worn?

COMMENTS

Other unsafe acts or practices observed?

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Superintendent / Project Manager
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.