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  • Are all work areas clean and sanitary?

  • Is there adequate lighting?

  • Are carpet/floor tiles secure? Is carpeting free of tears or trip hazards?

  • Are floors free of water or slippery substances?

  • Are floor mats used at building entrances safe from trips?

  • Are materials and cords stored so they don’t interfere with walkways?

  • Are aisles free of boxes, wastebaskets, chairs, and other obstacles that impede egress?

  • Is storage secure and stable?

  • Are evacuation routes and emergency phone numbers posted?

  • Are first aid kits accessible and fully stocked?

Fire Prevention

  • All vehicles parked minimum of 5 meters from tents and other temporary structures and tents?

  • Are combustible tents used by OBS flame-proofed?

  • Dry vegetation cleared from designated parking areas?

  • Are NO SMOKING signs prominently visible where smoking is prohibited?

  • Are fire extinguishers and hoses mounted, visible, and accessible?

  • Are Clean Agent Fire Extinguishers (i.e CO2) placed near sensitive electronic equipment?

  • Are extinguishers and fire alarm pull stations unobstructed?

  • Are all EXIT lights operational? (push button to test)

  • Are all emergency lights operational? (push button to test)

  • Are fire extinguishers fully charged?

  • Is the path to and from EXIT doors free of obstructions?

  • DO EXIT doors swing outward and have panic hardware installed?

  • Are materials that could burn kept away from ignition sources?

  • Are only approved flammable liquid safety containers with a maximum capacity of 4 L being used?

  • Is transferring flammable liquids and fuels done in a properly protected and ventilated area?

  • When transferring liquids are Supply and receiving vessels bonded together and grounded?

  • Are corrosives and other reactive chemicals such as oxidizers kept away from flammables?

  • Are no flammable liquids, LPG or pyrotechnics stored near an exit?

Protective Equipment

  • Do all workers working near the traffic or mobile equipment including forklifts; cranes, etc. have high visibility vests on?

  • Do all workers have protective headwear on when overhead hazards are present?

  • Do all workers have protective headwear on when operating mobile equipment? (such as snowmobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, etc…).

  • Do all employees have on laced work boots with at least ankle high support (approximately 15cm) and slip resistant soles? (Recommendation)

  • Do all employees working in warehouse or logistical operations have on safety footwear with impact protection? (Requirement)

  • Are disposable nitrile gloves worn when handling solvents, lubricants, cleaners, adhesives or any other chemicals?

  • Are abrasion resistant gloves worn when handling abrasive materials?

  • Are cut resistant gloves worn when cutting with knives or when handling sharp material?

  • Are safety glasses worn when doing tasks which can pose an eye injury? (operating mobile equipment or using power tools).

  • Are employees working over or near water, where the danger of drowning exists wearing approved life jacket or personal flotation device?


  • Are all electrical boxes closed? Do outlets have appropriate covers?

  • Are all electrical panel box switches labeled for purpose of use?

  • Are electrical cords and connections in good condition (no deterioration)?

  • Are extension cords used temporarily and not as substitute for permanent wiring of building?

  • Are generators attended and in good repair?

  • Are cables properly protected, bundled, and kept as clear as possible at exits ?

  • Are employees working on electrical or mechanical equipment in a de-energized state?

  • Are locks and tags applied to the energy isolating device to prevent inadvertent energization?

  • <br>If employees are working on live electrical components greater then 50V has the Live Electrical Work Checklist and Authorization form (OBS-SF11) been completed and authorized?

Fall Protection

  • Are all employees protected from falling using a guardrail system?

  • Are guardrails of adequate strength to sustain a sideways force of 100 kg (900 Newtons)?

  • Are top rails present and high enough (990mm- 1200mm)?

  • Are mid rails present and high enough (460mm- 600mm)?

  • <br>If the use of guardrails is not feasible has a pre-task Risk Assessment must be completed and authorized?

  • If employees are using personal fall arrest is their equipment worn correctly?


  • Are scaffolds inspected daily? Do they have a red or green tag with today’s date on it?

  • Are employees abiding by the requirements of the scaffold tag?

  • Do scaffold frames and components look structurally sound?

  • Is fall protection provided on all working platforms in the form of guardrails?

  • Are access ladders installed on each scaffold?

Other hazards and programs

  • Flights- Has a Risk Assessment and pre-job meeting been completed prior to all flight operations?<br>

  • Confined Spaces- If employees are in confined or enclosed spaces have they been authorized using the OBS-SF10- Confined Space Checklist and Entry Authorization form?

  • Remote Workers- When a worker will be working in a remote area is someone checking on the workers at least every 30 minutes?

  • Forklifts- Are all employees who are operating forklifts qualified using the OBS-SF17- Forklift Operator Evaluation form?

  • Forklifts- Do all forklifts have a daily pre-operational equipment check completed on it?

  • Aerial lifts- Are all aerial lift operators qualified using the OBS-SF19- Aerial Lift Operator Evaluation?

  • Aerial lifts- Do all aerial lifts have a completed pre-operational equipment check completed on it?

  • Chemicals- Are all chemical containers labeled?

  • Chemicals- Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) present for each chemical onsite?


  • Corrective Action Requirements (From OBS Safety Inspection Policy-OBS-SM4):
     All deficiencies found during an inspection are to be corrected in a timely manner consistent with the seriousness of the hazard.
     Documenting the correction of any deficiencies identified during the inspection is crucial. The inspector will use the original inspection form (this form) to document the correction of any deficiencies that can be immediately controlled or otherwise corrected.
     If the deficiency identified during the inspection cannot be corrected by the inspector, corrective action must be formally assigned and documented on this inspection checklist.

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