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

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.