General Area Hazard Assessment

  • (1) Has a regular internal safety Audit been scheduled for this department or department area? (Daily/Weekly/Quarterly/Yearly)

  • (2) Has this Department/Area's log of Injuries/Illnesses/Near Misses been used to identify potential hazards to workers?

  • (3) Has employee input been used to identify zones where 'close calls' occur?

  • (4) Is PPE the being used adequate for the job/s being performed?

  • (5) Are special precautions taken to maintain exit routes during construction and repairs?

Personal Protective Equipment

  • (6) Is PPE functional and in good repair?

  • (7) Is PPE in close proximity to where it's needed?

Physical Plant

  • (8) Are exits marked and in close proximity to operations?

  • (9) Is each work area adequately ventilated?

  • (10) Are workers situated such that they avoid injury, relative to machinery and process.

  • (11) Is exhaust from forklifts or other gas or diesel powered equipment controlled?

  • (12) Is the area adequately lighted?

  • (13) Is the floor free from slip and trip hazards?

  • (14) Is the area free from live elecrtrical hazards?

Moving Parts

  • (15) Are processes and machinery in the area free from motion hazards?

  • (16) Are workers protected/prevented from injury by reaching over machines with moving parts?

  • (17) Are safeguards in place that will keep workers from reaching into a machine parts?

  • (18) Are workers prevented from getting caught in or between machine parts?

  • (19) Is equipment free of rolling or pinching objects which could crush workers toes?

  • (20) Are lockout procedures used during maintenance and cleaning procedures?

  • (21) Are workers prevented from wearing clothing or jewelry that could get caught in a machine?

  • (22) Is all machinery and equipment kept clean and well maintained?

Temperature, Dusts, and Light/Radiation

  • (23) Are workers protected from high temperatures that could cause burn, eye injury, or ignition of PPE?

  • (24) Are workers protected from sources of excessive cold?

  • (25) Are workers protected from harmful dusts?

  • (26) Are dusts and chemicals kept from being dispersed into the air?

  • (27) Are workers protected from light/radiation hazards such as welding, cutting, brazing, furnaces, high intensity light?

Chemicals

  • (28) Are steps taken to adequately protect workers from chemical exposure hazards?

  • (29) Are workers aware of content in chemical piping systems nearby?

  • (30) Are operating procedures readily available to employees who work with chemical processes?

  • (31) Is there a list of hazardous substances used in this facility?

  • (32) Are SDS's readily available for each hazardous substance used?

  • (33) Are all containers properly labeled?

  • (34) Is hazardous waste stored, if so, are all hazardous waste requirements complied with?

Impact Hazards

  • (35) Are workers from objects which could fall or drop?

  • (36) Are suspended loads such as compressed springs/hydraulics/jacks controlled to prevent hazards?

  • (37) Are workers protected from sharp objects which might pierce/cut their feet and hands?

  • (38) Are workers protected from fixed objects which may cause harm such as sharp machine edges?

  • (39) Do workers have adequate fall protection?

Hearing Conservation

  • (40) Are noise levels moderate enough to allow effective worker communication?

  • (41) Have areas where noise levels are too high for effective verbal communication been identified and posted?

  • (42) Is hearing PPE available to every employee working near noise levels that exceed 85 dBA?

  • (43) Are engineering controls being used to reduce excessive noise levels? Where engineering controls are not feasible, are workers being rotated to minimize exposure to noise?

Ergonomics

  • (44) Is the worker aligned to the machine in a way that avoids dangerous or off balance positions?

  • (45) Are worker movements analyzed so that potential injuries from repetitive motion are avoided?

  • (46) Does the workspace allow for a full range of work movements?

  • (47) Is mechanical aid/equipment provided where feisable?

  • (48) Are work stations designed to minimize twisting/bending at waist, reaching above shoulder, static muscle loading, bending/twisting of wrist, and elevation of elbows?

  • (49) Are armrests, footrests, and floor mats provided where needed?

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