• Audit Title

  • Facility/Site

  • Conducted on

  • Prepared by

  • Location
  • Personnel

1 - Posting


  • Employee OSHA (publication 3165) and U.S. Department of Labor Postings: 29 CFR 1903.2

  • OSHA publication 3165 & US Dept. of Labor Postings
  • Are the OSHA (publication 3165) and US Department of Labor Postings posted and available for the employees to read?

2 - Housekeeping


  • Cleanliness and Sanitation

  • 29 CFR 1910(a)(1):
  • Are all places of employment kept clean and orderly and in sanitary condition?

  • Are the restrooms clean with hot water available?

  • Isles and passageways.

  • 29 CFR 1910.22(b)
  • Are all isles and passageways kept clear with no obstruction across the aisles that could create a hazard.

3 - Floor Load Rating & Ladders


  • Floor Load Rating

  • 29 CFR 1910.22
  • Are placards indicating the applicable load rating of the floor provided?

  • Ladders

  • 29 CFR 1910.25
  • Do the ladders have the ladder manufacturer's information and warning labels in place and are they legible?

  • Are all ladders inspected prior to use and taken out of service if any defects are found?

  • Is the ladder observed in use the correct type of ladder for the job being performed?

  • Are the observed ladders which are not in use stored properly and secured?

4 - Emergency Exits


  • Obstructions

  • 29 CFR 1910.37(3):
  • Are all exit routes free and unobstructed?

  • Exit Signage

  • 29 CFR 1910.37(b)..
  • Are all exits clearly visible and marked by a sign reading "Exit"?

  • Non-exit Doorways

  • 29 CFR 1910.37(b)(5):
  • Is each doorway which could be mistaken for and exit marked "Not an Exit"?

  • Emergency Exit Lighting

  • life Safety Code 101-67
  • Do all emergency lights illuminate when the test button is pressed?

5 - Personal Protective Equipment


  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • 29 CFR 1910.132
  • Has a JSA (Job Safety Analysis) been performed to determine the correct PPE for the task?

  • Are employees using the required PPE appropriately?

  • Is the PPE maintained and stored in a sanitary and reliable condition to prevent damage and/or contamination?

6 - Electrical


  • Extension cords and power strips.

  • 29 CFR 1910.303 & 304
  • Are extension cords and electrical strips used in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines?

  • Are extension cords used only for immediate use and not as permanent wiring?

  • Are all extension cords free from damage and defects such as damage to the outer jackets (insulation) or missing grounding pins?

  • Are all electrical cords and electrical power strips free from daisy chaining and overloading?

  • Portable cord and plug equipment.

  • 29 CFR 1910.304
  • Are all portable cord and plug connected equipment and extension cords free from damage and defects such as damage to the outer jackets (insulation) or missing grounding pins?

  • Are all strain relief points free from exposed electrical wiries?

  • Electrical outlets, boxes, equipment casings, cabinets

  • 29 CFR 1910.305(b)
  • Are all unused openings in electrical outlets, boxes, equipment casings, cabinets closed to prevent exposure and accidental entry?

  • Do all boxes, junction boxes, fittings .....outlet fixtures have covers?

  • Is there exposed wiring?

  • GFCI

  • NFPA 70E 210.8 & 110.4
  • Are all electrical outlets installed within 1.8m (6 ft.) of the outside edge of a sink (laundry, utility, and wet bar sinks) GFCI protected?

  • Are all receptacles installed to serve the countertop surfaces in kitchens GFCI protected?

  • Is GFCI protection provided when an employee is outdoors and operating or using cord and plug connected equipment supplied by 125-volt, 15, 20 or 30 amp circuits?

  • Panel Labeling

  • 29 CFR 1910.303(e)(1)(ii) NFPA 70E:
  • Are labels providing voltage, current and protective clothing requirements posted on outside of electrical panels?

  • Are breakers properly labeled with circuit identification or area served?

  • Overhead lighting

  • 29 CFR 1910.305L(a)(2)(ix):
  • Are all lamps used for general illumination protected from accidental contact or breakage by a suitable fixture or guard?

  • Other "OBSERVED" Electrical hazards?

  • Other Observed Electrical Hazards
  • Are all other "OBSERVED"conditions free from Electrical hazards?

7 - Life Safety / Fire


  • Emergency Action postings and drills

  • 29 CFR 1910.38 & 39
  • Are Emergency Evacuation Diagrams or directions posted?

  • Are periodic Emergency and Evacuations Drills Conducted?

  • Combustible Materials

  • Fire Code 2009 Chapter 3:315.2
  • Are combustible materials in buildings separated from heaters or heating devices by distance or shielding so ignition cannot occur?

  • Are combustible materials kept to a minimum and not allowed to accumulate ?

  • Flammable and Combustable Storage

  • 29 CFR 1910.106(d)(3)(ii)
  • Are all flammables and combustibles properly stored in flammable cabinets?

  • Are "ONLY" flammables and combustibles stored in flammable cabinets?

  • Ceiling Clearance.

  • International Fire Code 2009:315.2.1
  • Is storage maintained 18" from sprinkler heads in buildings which have fire sprinkler systems?

  • Is storage maintained 24” below the ceiling in non-sprinkled buildings?

8 - Fire Alarm & Sprinkler


  • Fire Alarm System & Testing

  • NFPA-72, Table 10.4.3 Testing Frequencies
  • Has the system been tested/inspected?

  • Is the documentation available upon request?

  • Sprinkler System & Testing

  • Is testing of the Fire Alarm System conducted in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) testing schedule?
  • Has the Fire Pump / Sprinkler System been inspected/tested?

  • Is the documentation available upon request?

9 - Fire Extinguishers


  • Mounting and location

  • 29 CFR 1910.157(c)
  • Are all portable fire extinguishers properly mounted, located and identified so they are readily accessible to employees?

  • Are all portable fire extinguishers kept in their designated places at all times except during use?

  • Inspections

  • 29 CFR 1910.157(e)
  • Do all fire extinguishers receive an annual inspection?

  • Do all of the fire extinguishers receive a monthly inspection?

10 - Hazard Communication


  • Safety Data Sheets

  • 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • Is there a list of hazardous chemicals known to be present and are the appropriate safety data sheet available to employees?

  • Are employees properly trained on the chemical hazards. In the workplace and the facilities Hazard Communication Plan?

  • Are all chemical containers labeled properly?

11 - Welding, Cutting, Brazing


  • Compressed gas cylinders.

  • 29 CFR 1910.253 & 1910.101
  • Are all compressed gas cylinders legibly marked for the purpose of identifying the gas content?

  • Are oxygen cylinders in storage separated from fuel-gas cylinders or combustible materials by a minimum of 20 feet or by a noncombustible barrier at least 5 feet high?

  • Are cylinders stored with protective caps in place over valve stems?

  • Are cylinders stored and anchored in such a way to prevent falling?

  • Welding Operations

  • 29 CFR 1910.252
  • Is adequate ventilation provided?

  • Is the proper PPE provide to and used by the employee?

  • Hot Work Permit

  • 29 CFR 1910.252
  • Are employees using Hot Work Permits to avoid fire hazards?

  • Are contractors required to follow a Hot Work Permit program?

12 - Machinery / Machine Guarding


  • Machine Guarding

  • 29 CFR 1910.212(a)(1) :
  • Do all tools and machines have the proper machine guarding to protect the operator from hazards at the point of operation? <br>

  • Grinders

  • 29 CFR 1910.215
  • Are all GRINDER work rests adjusted closely to the wheel with a maximum opening of one eighth (1/8) of an inch?

  • Are all GRINDER tongue guards adjusted so as to never exceed one-fourth (1/4) of an inch between the wheel to the guard?

  • Machine Mounting

  • 29 CFR 1910.305(b)(2)(i)
  • Are all machines designed for a fixed location securely anchored to prevent walking or moving?

13 - Eye Wash Stations


  • Are eye wash stations unblocked and placed within 10 seconds or 55 feet of the hazard?

  • ANSI Z358.1 2009: 29 CFR 1910.151:
  • Are eye wash stations unblocked and placed within 10 seconds or 55 feet of the hazard?

  • Are all eye wash stations flow tested on a weekly basis and mechanically tested annually?

  • Does the eye wash station deliver tepid (between 60 and 100 degrees F) water for 15 minutes?

  • Are the eyewash solutions for portable eye wash stations being inspected for expiration dates?

14 - Other Hazards / Conditions

Other Observed Conditions

  • Other "Observed" potential hazards to the employees?

  • Do all other conditions at the location provide a safe workplace free from potential hazards to employees?

Auditor's Comments

Auditor's Comments



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