Postings and Warnings Signs

  • -Signs Posted for Exposures
    -EHS Information Boards Posted and up to Date
    -Employees Observe following Sign Requirements

General Housekeeping

  • -Floors ( Walking & Working surfaces)
    -Clean Orderly, Sanitary Conditions
    -Free of Slip, Trips & Fall
    -Aisles and Passageways Marked Clear and Unobstructed
    -Sufficient Width for All Normal Operations
    -Materials Stacked and Stored in Orderly Manner
    -Smoking Area Cleaned and Clear of Debris

Personal Protective Equipment

  • -PPE Worn as Required.
    Safety Glasses and Side Shields
    Clear Visors/ Shields
    Welding Hoods
    Welding Vests
    Protective Coveralls (Tyvex, or other Material)
    Hearing Protection ( ear plugs, muffs, etc.)
    -PPE Properly Maintained & Stored
    -Assessment Conducted
    -Respirator Fit Test and Medical Evaluation


  • -Safety Feet Usable
    -Rungs Unpainted, Free of Grease & Oil
    -One person on ladder
    -Proper & Stable Positioning/ Tied Off at Top
    -Doors Blocked Open, Locked or Guarded if in Front of Ladder
    -3 Foot Extension Above Roof if Used for Access to Roof (or Platform)
    -Defective Ladders Removed, Danger, Tagged, and Destroyed
    -Metal Ladders Not Used in Electrical Areas
    -Fixed Ladders -Landing Platforms up to 20' and Anti -Fall Cages if Over 20'
    -Non Self - Supporting Ladders 4:1 Pitch in Use


  • -Steps Uniform in Height and Tread Depth
    -Open Risers if less than 9" Type Treads
    -Outdoor Stairs Having Grating Treads and Nosing Slip Resistant
    -Railing Provided on Open Sides Railing on at Least one Side if Closed

Storage Tanks/Drums

  • -Spill Containment Provided
    -All Containers Properly Labeled for Content
    -Stored Neatly with Bungs Covered


  • -Sufficient Exits for Prompt Escape
    -No Locks or Fastenings Restricting Escape
    -Routes and Exits Clearly Marked
    -Exits Adequately and Reliably Illuminated
    -More then one Exit from Work Area Remote from Each Other
    -Approaches to Egresses from Exits Unobstructed
    -Flammables Kept Out of Exits
    -At Least 28"/70 cm wide
    -Cleaned of Snow and Ice
    -Open Outward Onto Level Floor


  • -Walking / Working Areas Adequately Illuminated
    -Emergency Lighting of All Exit Routes Provided and Tested Periodicaly

Noise Exposure

  • -Economically Feasible Engineering In Place
    -Controls Implemented
    -Protection Provided and Used
    -Survey on File


  • -Respective Motions Minimized
    -Design Allows Normal / Low Stress
    -Body Positions When Seated or Standing
    -Controls Convenient
    -Twists / Turns Minimized
    -Hand Tools Used Permit Normal Body Positions
    -Limited Weight and Size of Materials Lifted or Carried by People Minimized

Stacking and Storage

  • -All Stacks Stable and Secure Against Sliding / Collapsing
    -No Storage Within 18" of Sprinklers
    -Pallet Racks Anchored to Floor, One Another, or Building Structure
    -Racks Capacity Labled

Materials Handling

  • -Trailer Wheels Properly Chocked at ALL TIMES
    -Shipping /Receiving Docks ( signs requiring same posted)
    -Proper Dock Boards Provided and Secured ( railcars & trailers )
    -Pallets & Skids of Content Type and in Good Condition
    -Chains, Hoists, Slings, & Ropes Adequate for Loads and in Good Condition. Feral Condition, Damage, Cleanliness, Lubrication, Servicing Legibility, Labeled as to Capacity and Load Limit.
    -Controls Operational
    -All Motor Brakes Operational
    -Cable/ Rope in Good Repair- No Kinks/ Twists
    -Inspections- Visual, Daily- Documented Monthly -Outside Source Annualy

Lift Truck Operations

  • -Authorized Trained Operations Only
    -Inspections Program (Brakes, Leaks, etc.)
    -Capacity Posted
    -Overhead Guard in Place
    -No Unauthorized Modifications
    -Seat Belts Installed and Worn by Operators
    -Shop Speeds Not Exceeded
    -Lifting Capacity not Exceeded

Chemicals & Fuels

  • -All Handling Container, Piping & Storage Vessels/ Drums Properly Labeled
    -Flammable Tanks/ Drums Grounded, Bonded, & Stored in Vented Area
    -Solvent Tanks Have Automatic Lids Closing Devices in Case of Fire
    -Adequate Spill Containment
    -Proper Spill Absorbent Materials Available
    -Adequate Storage Cabinets Provided - Fire Resistant and Vented
    -Approved Portable Safety Containers with Flash Arresters and Proper Grounding Used as Required

Compressed Gasses

  • -Stored Upright and Secured
    -Fuels and Oil Segregated and Labeled
    - Provided with Safety Release Devices
    -Stored Away from Heat Sources and Highly Combustible Items

Waste Disposal and Sanatation

  • -Separate Containers Provided and Labeled
    -Food/ Drinks not Permitted in Work Areas
    -Eating Areas Maintained in Sanitary Condition & Separated from Any Toxic Materials Exposure
    -Portable / Non- Portable Water Sources Clearly Designated

Hand & Portable Tools

  • -Proper General Condition of Tools Electrical Cords, Air Hoses Guards and Safety Devices in Place
    -Electrical Grounding or Double Insulation Serviceable
    - Power Tools Equipped with Constant Pressure Switches
    -All Air/ Gas Lines Cleaning Regulated to 30 psi Max

Pneumatic. Boiler& Pressure Vessel Systems

  • -Safety Valves Operational & Tested
    -Current Inspection Certificate Pressure Regulated Within Limits
    -Hoses and Connections Good
    -Air/Gas Lines Clearly Identified

Lock Out/ Tag Out

  • -Positive Lock-Outs Provided for all
    -Lock-Outs Permit Multiple Locks
    -Tags or Color Codes Indicate Users
    -Machine Specific Lock Procedures for Two or More Energy Sources
    -Annual audit of LOTO Program

Container Lableing

  • -All Satellite Containers Labeled as to Content Regardless of Size or Material

Fire Protection

  • -Portable Extinguishers of Appropriate Size and Rating for Surrounding Materials & Readily Available ( 75 ft max travel distance 50 in high hazard areas)
    -Extinguishers Inspected Monthly, Serviced Annually
    -Fire Equipment Visibility Marked
    -Fire Doors in Good Condition
    -Sprinkler Heads Have Adequate Minimum Clearance from Sprinkler Control Valves
    -Accessible, Locked Open and Inspected Monthly

-Emergency Showers/ Eye Washes

  • -Readily Available and Accessible in Areas Where Caustic/ Corrosive Chemicals Are Used
    -Proper Signs and Instructions
    -Flushed & Tested Frequently (Monthly)

First Aid Kits / Stations/ Equipment

  • -Adequate Number & Properly Located
    -Clearly Indentified

Welding,Cutting, or Brazing

  • -Hot Work Permit System in Effect
    -Work Done by Qualified Persons Only
    -Fire Watch Maintained
    -Adequate Ventilation Provided ( In Shop & Portable for in Plant)
    -General Shop Air Quality (Smoke, Oder)
    -Proper Personal Protective Equipment Used
    -Welding Screens Used & Combustibles Removed From 35 ft Radius
    -Lead Cables Frequently Inspected and Replaced When Damaged
    -Fire Extinguishers Provided
    -Floor or Wall Openings Covered

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