Documentation

  • New installation or transferred machine?

  • For new machine, has PM program been documented?

  • For transferred machine were PM records received?

  • Are there training manuals / documentation for operators & maintenance?

1.) Machine Guarding

  • 1.1 Are all pulleys and belts, chains, sprockets and other power transmission sources guarded?

  • 1.2 Are operations that have rotating parts, pinch points, nip points, etc., guarded?

  • 1.3 If the machine is designed for a fixed location is it securely anchored?

  • 1.4 Are commonly used tools at hand so people are not encouraged to improvise, at risk of doing unsafe activities?

2.) Equipment Shutdown

  • 2.1 Is there a single, lockable, clearly marked electrical power disconnect?

  • 2.2 Are isolation valves for air, steam and other utilities accessible and marked?

  • 2.3 Is there an adequate number of properly labeled manual reset emergency stops?

  • 2.4 If equipment has pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders or motors, does the fluid power circuit have a solenoid block and bleed valves-interlocked to the emergency stop circuit?

  • 2.5 Have employees who will perform repairs, maintenance and servicing operations been trained in the equipment specific lockout/tag out or chemical handling procedures before they have to perform these operations?

  • 2.6 Have the equipment- specific procedures been put in writing and are they easily accessible?

3.) Walking Surfaces

  • 3.1 Are floors and aisles clear of any slippery areas or other trip hazards?

  • 3.2 Are changes in floor elevations clearly identified by color coding where necessary?

  • 3.3 The equipment does not produce discharge on the floor that are not adequately contained or directed towards drains?

  • 3.4 Should non-slip surface coatings be applied around the equipment?

  • 3.5 Has all construction debris, packaging materials, and setup equipment been removed from working areas?

4.) Electrical

  • 4.1 Is all conduit, cable, and wire properly attached to all supports and tightly connected to junction and outlet boxes?

  • 4.2 There is no evidence of fraying on electrical cords?

  • 4.3 Are cords free of Grease, oil, and chemical?

  • 4.4 Are cords used so they are not on pipes, nails, etc.?

  • 4.5 Is all electrical equipment secured to a surface?

  • 4.6 Are switches mounted in a clean, tightly closed metal box?

  • 4.7 Switches do not show signs of overheating?

  • 4.8 Are switches easily accessible and the paths to them free of obstructions?

  • 4.9 Are all unused openings in junction boxes plugged?

  • 4.10 Are all controls properly labeled?

  • 4.11 Do electrical push buttons have correct color coding? ( Only stop buttons should be red)

  • 4.12 Have all employees who may be exposed to electrical voltage equal or greater than 50 volts been given electrical safety training?

  • 4.13 Are all load center panel areas accessible and clear of obstructions?

5.) Ladders, platforms and stairs.

  • 5.1 Are platforms that are more than 4 feet above the floor level equipped with standard railing and toe boards?

  • 5.2 Are fixed ladders properly secured against movement?

  • 5.3 Are ladders that are more than 20 feet in unbroken lengths provided with safety cages that start between 7 & 8 feet off the floor and extends at least 42" above the top landing?

  • 5.4 Do stairs have handrails on them?

  • 5.5 Is there a mid-rail?

  • 5.6 Do crossovers over equipment have handrails?

6.) Personal Protective Equipment

  • 6.1 Has a PPE assessment been completed for this equipment?

  • 6.2 Has engineered solutions been investigated before the implementation of PPE?

  • 6.3 There are no special PPE requirements for the equipment or operations?

  • 6.4 Has the appropriate PPE been provided to the employees?

  • 6.5 Have employees been trained in the proper use/care of PPE?

7.)Ergonomics

  • 7.1 Does the equipment require employees to manually handle raw materials or finished product?

  • 7.2 If it does, have the ergonomic risk associated with those task been evaluated from a standpoint of weight, distance, frequency of task?

  • 7.3 Are controls easy to reach and laid out in a manner that makes them easy to read and use for the equipment operator?

  • 7.4 Does operation of equipment require employees to stand for extended periods of time?

  • 7.5 If so are there mats?

  • 7.6 Have operators been trained in the operation of the equipment, manufacturer's requirements for operating and maintaining, equipment safeguards, warning systems, etc.?

  • 7.7 Are there sharp edges on the equipment that could cut the operator or others passing by the equipment?

  • 7.8 Does operation of the equipment require the operator to engage in highly repetitive hand, wrist, arm, and finger movement or exertion?

  • 7.9 Is frequent bending, twisting, and reaching required?

8.) Industrial Hygiene

  • 8.1 If any chemical agents are required for the operation, servicing, or maintenance of the equipment, have MSDSs been obtained?

  • 8.2 Have the employees been trained in the chemical hazards, exposures and required PPE?

  • 8.3 Does the equipment emit any hazardous chemicals?

  • 8.4 Are there excessive noise levels?

  • 8.5 are there excessive temperatures or heat being put off?

  • 8.6 Is there radiation or other physical hazards?

  • 8.7 Have those hazards been evaluated?

  • 8.8 Are there hot surfaces that require quarrying or labeling and if so has it been done?

  • 8.9 Are appropriate warning labels provided on the equipment?

  • 8.10 If ventilation systems are required on the equipment, are flow indicators provided and have the operators been trained in using and interpretation of them?

  • 8.11 Are low-flow alarms installed on critical ventilation systems?

9.) emergency Procedures

  • 9.1 Have employees been trained in emergency shut-Dow procedures?

  • 9.2 Does the placement of the equipment present any evacuation hazards in the event of a serious equipment malfunction?

10.) Fire Hazards

  • 10.1 Does the equipment present any inherent fire hazards such as open flames, flammable liquids, solid and gases, etc.?

  • 10.2 are these hazards properly controlled by safeguards built into the equipment or provided outside, over and around the equipment?

  • 10.3 Are fire extinguishers or other fixed extinguisher system required?

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