A. General Work Environment

  • General housekeeping

  • Fire extinguishers/ electrical panels unobstructed and inspected

  • Exits/aisles/passageways kept clear

  • Electrical cords maintained

  • Shop rules posted

  • Portable ladders or stepstools available

B. Work Practices

  • Training has been completed and documented

  • Undergraduate work properly supervised

  • Food and drinks are prohibited

  • Unauthorized access to shop is prohibited

  • Machine guards are in place during use

  • Tools are kept in good condition with regular maintenance

  • Tools are used according to their proper function and purpose

  • Tools are inspected prior to use

  • Damaged or unsafe tools are taken out of service

  • Tools are de-energized and locked out for maintenance

C. Emergency Information

  • Telephone located in space

  • Emergency telephone numbers posted

  • Spill control materials available

  • Emergency stop buttons present

D. Personal Protective Equipment/ Dress Code

  • Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment completed

  • Safety glasses required and worn

  • Loose clothing prohibited

  • Long hair and beards contained

  • Jewelry removed prior to work

  • Open-toed shoes prohibited

  • A variety of hearing protection is available

E. Chemical Safety Issues

  • Chemicals/ flammable liquids properly stored and labeled

  • Oily rags collected and disposed of properly

  • Used oil/ hazardous waste stored, labeled and disposed of properly

F. Hand and Portable Power Tools

  • Tools are well-maintained and in good condition

  • Tools are stored properly and securely

  • Powered tools are grounded or double insulated

  • Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection for wet or outdoor locations

G. Pneumatic Powered Tools

  • Air hoses are in good condition, including couplings and fittings

  • Compressed air is not used for cleaning employees or clothing

  • Tools are not hoisted by the air hose

  • End nozzle pressure for cleaning equipment does not exceed 30 psi

  • Compressed air tanks have been inspected

  • Noise measurements have been taken when necessary

H. Liquid Fuel-Powered Tools

  • Tools are powered off and allowed to cool before refueling

  • Tools are used outdoors whenever possible

  • Adequate ventilation is provided when tools are used indoors

I. Hydraulic Powered Tools

  • Hydraulic fluids are of an approved type, either fire-resistant or insulated, as needed

  • Manufacturer's recommended safe operating pressure is not exceeded in hoses, valves, pipes, filters or other fittings

  • Hydraulic hoses, couplings and fittings are in good condition

J. Powder-Actuated Tools

  • Operators have been properly trained and qualified

  • Proper shielding is available

  • Tools and fasteners not in use are properly secured from authorized use

K. Cutting/ Welding

  • Hot work checklist is available and employed

  • Compressed gas cylinders are stored and secured properly

  • Proper personal protective equipment available

  • Welding arc is properly shielded from other works

  • Flammables and combustibles are properly isolated

  • Portable fire extinguisher is available

  • Fire code permit available

L. Hoisting/Rigging Issues

  • Appropriate equipment is available in good condition

  • Slings, hoists, chains, ropes are regularly inspected and documentation is available.

  • Users have been trained on hoisting and rigging practices

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