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Are all fall hazards over 6' protected by guardrails or safety net systems?

Are guardrails built to the following spec: Top rail ~ 42" in height, mid-rail ~ 21" in height, with a toe board and/or mesh fencing?

When PFAS are being used, are employees tied off to an anchor capable of supporting 5,000 lbs?

When using step ladders: Are employees facing forward; using three points of contact; and not standing on the top step?

When ladders are used to access higher levels: Do they extend at least 3' above the next level; Are they secured to prevent them from falling; and is the area around them free of debris and tripping hazards?

Are all holes > 2" covered and capable of supporting twice the intended load to be placed on them?


Are all employees wearing hard hats?

Are all employees wearing appropriate eye protection (safety glasses, welding hoods, or monogoggles for all overhead work)?

Are all employees wearing appropriate hand protection (ANSI Level 3 cut-resistant gloves, welding gloves)?


Are all of our materials stored on carts or dunnage?

Are mechanical means (carts, forklifts, roustabouts, chain falls) being used to move materials instead of muscle?

Are materials pre-positioned to minimize walking?

Are materials on site intended to be installed in the next 5 days?


Are there designated entrances to the building equipped with overhead protection?

Is there sufficient lighting in all areas of the project, to include the exterior of the building and stairwells?

Are floors and stairs free of trash, debris, and other slip/trip hazards?

Are extension cords and welding leads elevated and hung by non-conductive means??


Where hot work is taking place, is a fire extinguisher and fire watch present?

Are all cylinders prevented from falling?

Are welding screens being used?

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.