Walking/Working Surfaces:

Work center floors clean and dry?

Hangar decks clear of FOD and spills?

Unprotected/unidentified trip hazards

Stairs safe (secure rails, treads)

Scaffolding/maintenance stands <5 ft have top & mid rails, toe boards, wheel locks


All disconnects and circuit breakers labeled

36" clearance around circuit breaker panels (No obstructions)

No exposed live wires or circuits

Circuit breaker panels / receptacles have no holes, open slots or removed knockouts

All receptacles, switches and boxes have covers in place and in good condition

No permanent extension cords used in place of fixed wiring

Explosive proof lighting / machinery in use where needed

GFCI circuits used in wet areas

Plug ends do not have ground pins removed

Machinery Guarding:

Barrier guards on moving machinery parts, belts and pulleys

Point of operation and pinch points guarded and mart

Fan blades guarded (<1/2" opening)

Fixed machinery anchored to deck / workbench to prevent movement

Bench grinders (1/8 "to rest and 1/4"tongue adjusted from wheel)

Band saw blades guarded above guide rollers

Safety zones around shop equipment

Abrasive wheels in good condition with no evidence of side grinding or non-Ferrous materials being ground

On / off / kill switch easily accessible

Hazardous material:

Only approved lockers in use (three point locking mechanisms and bungs installed)

Hazmat lockers properly identified (flammables, oxidizers, corrosives)

Hazmat labeled with approved labels. No NFPA labels (diamond shaped)

Lockers contain only material listed on a AUL, inventory and have SDS

No smoking signs posted and observed

Are SDS readily available and accessible (no physical or administrative barriers)

Rooms used to store flammable properly ventilated and use explosive approve equipment and lighting

Are refrigerators properly labeled as to contents (either " food only" or HAZMAT "No Food)

Are dispensing containers (55 gallon drums) grounded to prevent static discharge

General Safety

Plumbed eyewash stations showers flushed weekly (verify inspection record)

Portable eyewash stations purged monthly (verify inspection record)

Safety zones painted around eyewash stations (suggest green) and kept clear

Firefighting equipment inspected monthly, clear of obstacles and has painted red zone

PPE in good condition (elastic, lenses material integrity)

Weight handling equipment ( WHE ) inspected and load tested

Space heaters have approved auto trip over protection

Coffee makers approved by fire marshal and on metal surface/trey

Industrial hygienist survey posted in workcenters

DOD / NAVOSH placard and policy statement posted (current CO)

Unstable shelving secured to prevent tripping hazard

Our members smoking in designated areas only

Are applicable warning signs posted (hearing, sight, foot )

Comments and/or notes:

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.