Office Safety Checklist

Are floors and walking surfaces kept free of potential tripping hazards such as tools, electrical cords, air hoses, materials and liquids? AFI 91-203, para. 5.1

Keep projections from walls to a minimum. Maintain ceilings in good repair and free of loose plaster. Replace damaged, broken or missing fire rated ceiling tiles. Openings in ceilings can delay activation of smoke detectors and sprinkler heads, AFI 91-203, para. 5.5

Are aisles and passageways kept clear of stacked materials, AFI 91-203, para.5.6?

Is an 18‐inch clearance maintained below fire protection sprinkler heads, rafters, joists, beams and roof trusses when materials are stacked less than 15 feet high? AFI 91-203, para. 5.6

Fluorescent light fixtures without self‐locking tubes shall have shields, clamps or other devices installed to keep the tubes from falling out of the fixture. AFI 91-203, para. 5.7

Are electrical receptacles and cover plates free from dangerous cracks and secured in place? AFI 91-203, para. 8.2

Are electrical extension cords used as outlined in the NEC and not used as a substitute for fixed wiring? AFI 91-203, para.

Are electrical extension cords not run through holes in ceilings, walls, floors, doorways, windows or similar openings? AFI 91-203, para.

Are electrical outlets, switches and junction boxes in good condition and free of defects? AFI 91-203, para. 8.6

Are fire extinguishers visually inspected at a minimum of 30‐ day intervals to detect and correct discrepancies? AFI 91-203, para.

Are personnel who regularly perform manual lifting duties properly trained? AFI 91-203, para. 4.4

Is team lifting considered when lifting heavy or awkward objects? AFI 91-203, para. 10.4

Does training instruction include information such as what PPE is required, what manual lifting devices are available and their proper use? AFI 91-203, para. 4.4

Are all floor areas kept clean, dry and free of refuse? AFI 91-203, para.

Are telephone and electrical cords located where they do not pose a tripping hazard? AFI 91-203, para.

Are all defects, such as floor tiles, broken steps, torn carpet or curled mats identified until repaired or replaced? AFI 91-203, para.

Are stepstools or ladders used to access anything above shoulder level? AFI 91-203, para.

Are office ergonomics considered when attempting to fit the job to the person? AFI 91-203, para. 10.3

Are heavy materials stored in the bottom of file cabinets? AFI 91-203, para.

Are frayed electrical cords, broken electrical wires and outlet covers repaired or removed from service immediately? AFI 91-203, para.

Are high wattage appliances such as coffee makers, refrigerators, or space heaters plugged directly into a facility outlet? AFI 91-203 para. 8.4.7.

Is access to fuses, circuit breakers and electrical controls clear and unobstructed (36 inches)? AFI 91-203, para.

Are flammable and combustible liquids stored in office occupancies limited to that required for maintenance and operation of building and equipment? AFI 91-203, para.

Do supervisors ensure PPE is provided, used and maintained in a sanitary, serviceable condition? AFI 91-203, para. 14.3.2

Are workers provided appropriate eye or face protection when exposed to hazards from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, corrosives, caustics, chemical gases, vapors or potentially injurious radiation? AFI 91-203, para. 14.4.2

Are floors of all shops, service rooms, halls and storerooms kept clean and free of slippery substances? AFI 91-203,

Are exterior walkways kept clear of obstacles that block the right‐of‐way or present slipping and tripping hazards? AFI 91-203, para.

Are wood ladders stored in a location free from exposure to the elements and excessive heat or dampness? AFI 91-203, para.

Are ladders stored in a way that provides easy access for inspection and permits their safe withdrawal for use? AFI 91-203, para.

Are personnel who use ladders adequately trained by the supervisor in the care and use of different type ladders when a worker is first assigned? AFI 91-203, para.

Do workers perform an inspection of ladders prior to use? AFI 91-203, para.


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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.