32.16. Motor Vehicles – Operation and Maintenance Checklist.

32.16.1. Are vehicle maintenance operations, such as painting, welding, battery work, and wheel and
tire maintenance operations performed in separate parts of the facility to prevent operations of one
kind from being hazardous to another? Reference

32.16.2. Are vented lockers provided for workers‘ clothing? Reference

32.16.3. Is the consumption of foods or drinks prohibited in paint shops? Reference 32.3.5

32.16.4. Do vehicle operators and mechanics sound vehicle horns before backing, intermittently
during backing (unless vehicle is equipped with backup alarms) and prior to entering or leaving the
maintenance shop? Reference 32.4.3

32.16.5. Do vehicle operators and mechanics ensure roll down or side sliding doors are completely
opened before a vehicle enters or exits the maintenance shop? Reference 32.4.3

32.16.6. Are emergency eyewash station(s) provided for workers who may come in contact with
corrosive materials? Reference 32.4.7

32.16.7. Do workers remove all items of jewelry before working on or around shop equipment or
vehicles? Reference 32.4.8

32.16.8. Where compressed air is used for cleaning, is the discharge end of the air line restricted to
less than 30 psi? Reference

32.16.9. Are tools not in use kept in suitable containers? Reference

32.16.10. Is the use of flame-producing equipment prohibited in refueler maintenance shops?

32.16.11. Are workers prohibited from storing fuel-contaminated clothing in lockers or other
confined areas? Reference

32.16.12. Is the storage, use and handling of flammable and combustible liquids accomplished
according to Chapter 22 and local FES Flight requirements? Reference

32.16.13. Is clear, unrestricted access maintained to on-off power control switches and stations?
Reference 32.8.2

32.16.14. Is the use of flammable liquid for cleaning shop floors prohibited? Reference

32.16.15. Are all compressed gas cylinders stored upright with valves closed and protective caps in
place? Reference

32.16.16. Do operators using hydraulic vehicle lifts ensure vehicle doors, hood and trunk are closed,
no one is inside the vehicle prior to lifting it? Reference

32.16.17. Are workers prohibited from working under vehicles supported only on hydraulic floor
jacks, post jacks or mechanical jacks? Reference

32.16.18. Are current OSHA tire charts (such as OSHA 3086), rim manuals, and applicable TOs
available to ensure extensive damage to equipment and serious or fatal injuries to personnel are
prevented? Reference

32.16.19. Are tires on multi-piece rim wheels completely deflated by removing the valve core before
the rim wheel is removed from the axle? Reference

32.16.20. When reinflation of tires installed on multi-piece rims is approved for tires already
mounted on the vehicle, are safeguards used to encase the wheel and tire (chains, remote control
inflation equipment, etc.)? Reference

32.16.21. Are personnel out of the trajectory when inflating tires? Reference

32.16.22. Is the loosening of lug nuts on dual wheels prohibited until all air is exhausted from both
tires? Reference

32.16.23. Are all gas tanks, oil barrels or drums purged and inerted before any welding or cutting is
attempted? Reference

32.16.24. Are hot pressurized radiators not opened while the engine is hot? Reference

32.16.25. Are vehicles with leaking fuel tanks immediately removed from the maintenance shop?

32.16.26. Are open flame and spark-producing devices kept at least 50 feet from the refueling
maintenance shop? Reference

32.16.27. Are refueling vehicles and/or equipment grounded when in the refueler maintenance
facility or when undergoing maintenance? Reference

32.16.28. Are refueling vehicle tank pumping systems, filter separator and the tank cleaned out and
purged prior to performing major maintenance on the main tank? Reference

32.16.29. Is maintenance of fuel servicing vehicles prohibited in maintenance shops with other
vehicular equipment? Reference

32.16.30. Are vehicle maintenance repair pits guarded? Reference

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.