Housekeeping

Housekeeping

  • Are workspaces clean and orderly?

  • Are floors clear of debris and trip hazards?

  • Are aisles, hallways, and exits free of obstruction?

  • Are floor surfaces dry and free of slip hazards?

  • Are materials stored securely and limited in height to prevent collapse?

  • Are ladders load rated, in good repair, and stored properly?

  • Are all floor openings larger than 1" diameter guarded?

  • Noise level is above ~80 dB (must raise voice to be heard)

  • Is a "hearing protection required" sign posted?

  • Is hearing protection provided?

Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety

  • Chemicals/hazardous materials are stored in room

  • Are all hazardous materials stored in secondary containment?

  • Does the room have a current chemical inventory?

  • Are Safety Data Sheets made available for all chemicals in the workspace?

  • Are chemicals stored by compatibility?

  • Are all chemicals stored in tightly closed containers?

  • If chemicals are on shelves, are they secure and at or below shoulder height?

  • Are chemical containers in good condition (not rusty, crusty, dusty)?

  • Are chemicals labeled in plain English with name, contents and hazards?

  • Is an eyewash station readily available?

  • Is eyewash station in good working order (clean, free of debris, delivers water 60-100 degrees)?

  • Is eyewash station inspected monthly?

  • Flammable liquids are used or stored in room

  • Are flammables stored within flammable cabinets when not in use?

  • Are flammable containers closed?

  • Are flammables stored away from sources of heat, flame, or ignition?

  • Are flammables stored away from oxidizers?

Fire & Emergency Systems

Fire & Emergency Systems

  • Are Emergency Exits signs in working order?

  • Are confined space signs on all permit-required confined spaces?

  • Are exits clearly visible?

  • Are doors that could be confused as exit doors clearly marked?

  • Are you able to open all exit doors without interference?

  • Exit doors are fire doors

  • Is the door self-closing?

  • Is the door maintained in closed position (i.e. not propped open)?

  • Are emergency exits free from obstructions?

  • Are corridors and stairwells clear of debris and not used for storage?

  • Is emergency lighting in working order?

  • Is 18" of vertical clearance maintained below all sprinkler heads?

  • Is there a fire extinguisher nearby?

  • Are fire extinguishers current on monthly and annual inspection?

  • Do fire extinguishers show as charged?

  • Are fire extinguishers easily accessible and not blocked?

  • Are fire extinguishers mounted to the wall and not free standing?

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

  • Are combustibles stored away from electrical or heat sources?

  • Are all outlets and switches in good repair?

  • Are all junction boxes covered?

  • Is 36" clearance maintained in front of electrical panels?

  • Power cords, extension cords, or power strips are present

  • Are power cords/strips used as designated? (No daisy chains, extension cords not used as permanent option)

  • Are all cords in good repair (not damaged or frayed)?

  • Are grounding pins intact on power and extension cords?

  • Are all extension cords industrial weight (not household weight)?

  • Are all live and/or moving parts properly guarded?

  • Is the space free of cheater plugs?

  • Are electrical outlets near water protected by GFCI?

Other

Other

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