1. Employee Welfare

1.1 Potable water readily available for all employees

1.2 Adequate toilets, washing facilities and maintenance

1.3 First aid, universal precautions and chemical protection supplies available, accessible and stocked

2. Procedures

2.1 Current OSHA posters and other required paperwork is posted.

2.2 SDS manuals up to date and available in trailer/office

2.3 No smoking signs posted and enforced

2.4 Emergency evacuation procedures reviewed.

2.5 Site safety orientation conducted for all employees

2.6 Weekly toolbox trainings conducted

2.7 Weekly safety inspections are documented and turned in to PCC.

2.8 Safety Huddles completed and documented.

2.9 Do any JHAs need updated?

2.10 Have prework meetings been held for high risk activities, such as crane, roof, excavation, confined space work?

3. Access

3.1 Adequate no trespassing & construction signs, public access is restricted

3.2 Proper illumination is in all areas is maintained and adequate, (5 foot candles for general access)

3.3 Emergency exits identified and labeled

3.4 Public is protected from open excavations, falling objects, equipment and other.

3.5 ABC fire extinguishers available within 100'; 3000 square feet; refuel ops >25',<75' and inspected on a monthly basis

3.6 Walking/Working surfaces are free of trip/slip/fall hazards. (Including Ice, snow, and water)

3.7 Is Housekeeping in safe and sanitary condition?

3.8 Are all implement hazards, including rebar, protected.

4. Chemical, Fuel and HazCom

Are Fuels/Chemicals (Diesel, Gasoline, Propane, Oxy/Acet, other bulk chemicals stored onsite?

4.1 All chemicals have proper GHS labeling and associated Safety Data Sheets.

4.2 Flammables/chemicals stored in approved, secured areas with spill containment, spill kit and fire extinguisher in place

4.3 Bonding used during flammable liquid transfer

4.4 Bulk fuel containers grounded properly and stored 20' from building

4.5 Compressed gas cylinders stored upright and secured with valve caps in place

4.6 Oxy/fuel cylinders are separated when not in use or installed with a fire wall

4.7 Fire extinguishers no less than 25' where flammable liquids of 5 gallons or more are stored

5. Elevated Work

Remember: OSHA does not recognize distance from a leading edge!

Is there any work above ground level on the project?

5.1 All Fall protection exposures eliminated or protected.

5.2 Are all horizontal lifelines pre-engineered systems or supported with documentation from a PE?

5.3 Are all anchorage points 5000 lbs strength and connective device is attached properly?

5.4 Guard rail system in place (+- 42" with 200# capacity) for top rail and mid rail (150# capacity) and toeboard in place

5.5 All warning flagging is of proper material, height, and distance from leading edge. (6' for roofers, 15' for rest)

5.6 Holes and openings protected and/or covered and labeled "hole" or "cover"

5.7 Non-conductive ladders are used

5.8 Step ladders are used in full and open position

5.9 Extension ladders 36" above landing or have grab rail, tied off, 4:1 ratio

5.10 Are ladders in good condition and properly labeled.

Is there any scaffolding onsite?

5.11 Scaffolding set up properly with ALL crossbraces, mudsills, horizontal bracing, planks, etc

5.12 Competent person on site for scaffolding erection, dismantling and inspection

5.13 Scaffolding inspected prior to every shift

5.14 Is there proper scaffold access?

5.15 Proper guardrail is in place on all sides of each accessible level, including the scaffold ends.

6. Tools and Electrical

6.1 Guarding intact on all tools and equipment

6.2 Extension cords are 3 wire type, in good condition, no electrical tape repairs and rated for outdoor use.

6.3 GFCI in place for all temporary wire not plugged into GFCI protected outlet

6.4 Live electrical and temp power splices and wire nut connections properly guarded against incidental contact.

6.5 All electrical cabinets and panels are restricted from access by lock panel or locked door.

6.6 Is all power shut down and locked out for demo operations?

7. PPE

7.1 100% hard hats

7.2 100% safety glasses, including prescription eyewear that meets ANSI standards.

7.3 Task-specific PPE is properly utilized (Guards, Face shields, Gloves,etc.)

8. Excavations

Remember: Any excavation 4' deep needs monitored for cave ins, and may require protection. At 5' it's required.

Are there any Excavations/Trenching onsite?

8.1 Competent person(s) identified:

8.2 Is soil properly classified?

8.3 Excavations are properly sloped, benched or shielding is in place

8.4 Is there proper access for excavation?

8.5 OUPS contacted prior to excavating.

8.6 Is there proper protection from the general public and or other trades?

8.7 All underground utilities' exact location and depth found by device or pothole.

9. Cranes

Is there a crane in use onsite?

9.1 Cranes have documented daily inspections and annual certifications

9.2 Crane swing radius is barricaded

9.3 Qualified signal and rigging person identified

9.4 Certified crane operator

9.5 Documented inspections performed on all rigging

9.6 Tag lines used on all picks

9.7 Are all the outriggers fully extended, cribbed and on sturdy ground?

9.8 Are there any overhead obstructions near the boom radius?

9.9 All workers clear of overhead flight path

9.10 All wire rope, hooks and sheaves in good condition

10. Mechanical Equipment (aerial lifts, fork lifts, earth moving)

Any mechanical equipment on site?

10.1 Aerial lifts inspected prior to each use (aerial lifts contain annual and frequent inspections)

10.2 Equipment operated by qualified operators

10.3 Operator(s) are properly tied off in aerial lifts

10.4 Have all other mechanical equipments been inspected on a daily basis with documentation?

11. Hot Work

Any Hot work onsite?

11.1 Hot work permits completed prior to all hot work

11.2 Welding curtains installed for welding and cutting

11.3 Fire extinguishers in place

11.4 All hot work is contained from endangering others

11.5 Is fire watch in place during and for 30 minutes after hot work has stopped?

12. Confined Space


Have we solicited the known Confined space locations and information from the owner?

The owner is required to provide this information, if they do not know, or have no information, we must provide our knowledge and determinations

Has the Controlling employer notification form been completed and submitted to all subs?

Have all subs submitted confined space locations?

Has the Controlling employer notification form been completed and submitted to all subs?

Have all subs submitted confined space locations?

Is there work in any confined spaces?

12.1 Are any spaces classified as permit required

12.2 Has confined space permit been completed.

Do you need a copy of the confined space checklist?

Confined space entry checklist

Does the permit space contain or have the potential atmospheric hazards. Note: force air ventilation does not constitute elimination of hazards.

Can all physical hazards be eliminated without entering the space?

You can reclassify this space as non permit, fill out the alternate entry/ reclassification form and have all employees entering the space sign and instruct them to leave if new hazards arise.

Space is still considered Permit Required

Do you have to enter the space to eliminate or test for the atmospheric hazard?

12.3 Confined space work has testing and an attendant with established rescue procedures

12.4 Are the workers properly trained?

12.4.1 Has the subcontractor completed the debriefing log? This is required upon completion of their confined space tasks

Do you need a copy of the log?

Debriefing Log

Have all physical hazards been eliminated so that the only posed hazard is an actual or potential atmospheric hazard?

Will forced air ventilation alone maintain safe entry?

If ventilation stops working can the workers exit safety?

Do you have the monitoring data that supports safe entry with just ventilation?

You can use the alternate entry procedure instead of the requirements of a permit space. You must fill out the alternate entry form, review will all workers, and sign.

Complete the confined space entry checklist as permit required.

Complete the confined space entry checklist as permit required.

Complete confined space entry checklist as permit required.

Complete confined space entry checklist as permit required.

12.5 Has the determination been documented on the confined space entry checklist?

13. Other

13. Other Issues

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Safety inspections are documented in daily progress reports
3 - for all detailed inspections with photos and toolbox talks submitted on a weekly basis.
+1 for additional toolbox talks, safety meetings, pre task meetings, near hit reports and/or additional highly detailed inspections with photos
-1 for missing weekly dead lines or poor weekly inspections.

General Housekeeping
3 - for a jobsite free of trip, access, fire and rodent hazards as a result of housekeeping
+1 - for a jobsite with an exceptional level of housekeeping detail
-1 - for jobsite with hazards created by housekeeping

Imminent danger exposures
3 - for zero imminent danger exposures
+1 for extra protection against imminent danger
-1 for unprotected imminent danger exposures.

3 - conducts orientation, collects proof of approved drug screening, photo ID, issues and reviews quizzes, issues and tracks orientation and name tape stickers.
-1 for workers who have not received orientation, started work without proper drug screening verification, or poor quiz reviewing.
+1 for continuous commitment to orientation process and or extra tracking processes and back checks to tracking procedures.

100% PPE
3 - for entire job site using 100% eye and head protection along with all necessary task specific PPE
+1 - for exceeding PPE requirements and/or cumulative weeks of audits without any PPE deficiencies
-1 - for PPE deficiencies.

Corrective actions taken and documented within 72 hours of safety concern notification
3 - for all corrective actions from previous audits are complete with in 3 business days.
+1 for extra corrections and/or training
-1 for late or incomplete corrective action reports

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.