• Emergency phone numbers and procedures posted?

  • First aid supplies readily available?

  • First aid supplies adequate for job manpower?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Hard hats worn by all personnel in work areas?

  • Required posters and signs posted and readable?

  • Are Hazard / Safety Task Analysis being conducted daily and are they available for review?

  • Eye and face protection worn as required?

  • Hearing protection worn as required?

  • Respiratory protection worn as required?

  • Safety harnesses and lanyards worn for fall protection?

  • Workers dressed properly for the job?

  • Personal protective equipment in good condition?

  • Safety supplies adequate for job manpower?


  • Walkways and stairs kept clear of material and debris?

  • Cords and hoses strung to prevent trip and fall hazard?

  • Are liquid spills cleaned up immediately?

  • Restrooms and eating areas clean?

  • Fabrication and work areas clean and orderly?

  • Site trailers and vaults clean and orderly?

  • Gang boxes clean and orderly?

  • Trash, scrap, and debris picked up and disposed of?

Fire Protection

  • Firefighting equipment well marked and accessible?

  • Employees trained to use fire-fighting equipment?

  • Fire extinguishers inspected monthly?

  • Smoking prohibited where flammables are located?

  • Flammables stored and handled in approved containers?

  • Oily rags disposed of in an approved container?

  • Temp. heaters kept 20' away from combustible materials?

Material Handling and Storage

  • Materials stored neatly in stacks or piles?

  • Cylindrical materials racked or cribbed and blocked?

  • Loose materials containerized or palletized?

  • Aisle space maintained around stored materials?

  • Storage areas kept clear of scrap, debris, and trash?

  • Slings and chokers in good condition?

  • Chain falls and come-a-longs in good condition?

  • Cranes operated in a safe manner by operators?

  • Workers move from under suspended loads?

  • Workers know and use proper crane signals?

  • Crane hand signals posted on jobsite?

  • Workers attach tag lines to loads?

  • Hoisting hooks have safety latches?

  • Running cables inspected and in good condition?

  • Load limits marked on all hoisting rigs?


  • Power tools have guards in place?

  • Power tools either grounded or double insulated?

  • Power tool cords and plugs in good condition?

  • Impact tools with mushroomed heads dressed as needed?

  • Broken tools repaired or replaced as needed?

Welding and Cutting

  • Gas cylinders stored upright and secured?

  • Oxygen cylinders segregated from fuel gas cylinders?

  • Full cylinders segregated from empty cylinders?

  • Caps secured on all cylinders not in use?

  • Welding leads in good condition?

  • Welding screens erected in high flash areas?

  • Welding blankets used to protect materials/equipment?

  • Fire watch personnel posted as needed?

  • Proper permits issued (as required)?

  • Fire extinguishers kept close to hot work areas?


  • 120 volt tools and equipment tested and color-coded?

  • Extension cords heavy duty, 3-wire type?

  • Ground plug(s) is place?

  • Temporary lights equipped with bulb guards?

  • Sufficient lighting to work and move safely?

  • Lockouts device(s) used to de-energize operational systems?

  • Welders and stationary equipment properly grounded?


  • Straight ladders secured at top landing?

  • Straight ladders extend 36" above top landing?

  • Straight ladders have feet or blocked at bottom?

  • Straight ladders set up with a 4 to 1 slope?

  • Top step of stepladders not used as a step?

  • Climbing the back of stepladders prohibited?

  • Workers use the proper height ladder for the job?

  • Portable ladders used only by company employees?

Scaffolds and Man-lifts

  • Scaffold competent person approved scaffold use?

  • All scaffold parts and hardware used as required?

  • All scaffold hardware and parts in good condition?

  • Scaffolds fully planked?

  • All scaffold planks cleaned?

  • Scaffolds have guardrails, midrails, and toe boards?

  • Wheels on rolling scaffolds locked during scaffold use?

  • Workers prohibited from riding rolling scaffolds?

  • Only trained employees allowed to operate man-lift; Man-lift operator's has certification card on person?

  • Man-lifts in good operating condition?

  • Outriggers extended when man-lifts are in use?

  • Workers prohibited from exiting raised man-lifts?

  • Workers only allowed to work from floor of basket?

  • Workers required to tie-off while basket is raised?

  • Only company employees allowed to operate man-lifts?

Handrails and Hole Covers

  • Perimeters and drop-offs protected by rails or cables?

  • Railings sturdy, continuous, and have midrails?

  • Railings replaced after temporary removal?

  • Floor holes protected by railings or hole covers?

  • Hole covers secured to prevent movement?

  • Hole covers marked to prevent accidental removal?

  • Hole covers replaced after temporary removal?

Excavation and Trenching

  • Competent person on site?

  • Competent person jobsite approval paper work completed and available?

  • Excavations 5' or deeper shored, sloped, or boxed?

  • Workers stay within shored area?

  • Excavated spoil stored at safe distance from work?

  • Barricades placed on all open sides at end of shift?

  • Ladders placed every 50' for entry and egress?

  • Excavations de-watered as needed?

  • Backfill placed as soon as possible?

Employee Communications

  • Do foremen communicate with their crews on job methods?

  • Do foremen react to employee safety recommendations?

  • Do foremen address unsafe actions and conditions?

  • Are safety meetings held weekly with all employees?

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