7. WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (WHMIS)

  • Is a master list of all chemicals used at the site available and up-to-date?

  • Has an effective WHMIS/Hazard training program been implemented?
    - Is training material up to date? - are tests used?
    - is training program reviewed annually?
    - training provided when new chemical hazards introduced or employee transfers to new job?
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  • Are Material Safety Data Sheets readily available to employees on all shifts for controlled products?

  • PRIORITY: Have the employees read MSDS/label for chemicals that they use? - random interviews
    Are chemical containers properly labeled?

  • PRIORITY: Has the facility developed and implemented a review, approval and control process for new chemicals?

  • Are pipes containing hazardous materials labelled to indicate contents and direction of flow?

  • PRIORITY: Is the storage and handling of chemicals done in a manner to prevent a spill, ignition, or contact with other materials?

  • Are reclaim tanks, which can be heated and agitated, covered to prevent employees against splash?

  • Are gas cylinders stored properly?

  • PRIORITY: Are flammables and combustibles stored properly?

  • PRIORITY: Are corrosive materials stored properly?

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8. ELECTRICAL SAFETY

  • Are disconnects legibly marked to indicate their purpose?

  • Are covers in place and properly secured on all electrical boxes, receptacles, switches, panels, etc?

  • Is there at least 3-foot clearance around all electrical panel boxes?

  • PRIORITY: Has electrical equipment and utilities been installed and maintained so that there are not electrical hazards present to employees?

  • Are extension cords on the floor protected from being damaged and are not causing a trip hazard?

  • Has general electrical awareness training been provided for unqualified persons and is documentation of training maintained?

  • NO DEBATE: Does the site have established electrical safety policies/procedures and qualified persons are trained - work on energized electrical circuitry
    - PPE
    - qualifications of personnel performing electrical work
    - arc flash precautions

  • NO DEBATE:Does Arc Flash program meet requirements of CSA Z462? - assessment complete, labelling complete, training complete, PPE available, capital requested for major items

  • All main electrical rooms and motor control centres (MCC) - are they contained? have smoke detection ?

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9. LOCKOUT TAGOUT

  • NO DEBATE:Does the site have equipment-specific lockout/tag out procedures for all equipment, which are accurate and current?

  • Does the hazardous energy control plan include provisions for coordinating with outside contractors and is the method of coordination being utilized and effective?

  • PRIORITY:Have all authorized, affected or other personnel been effectively trained in applicable provisions of lockout/tag out? (general lockout tagout and equipment specific as required - do random check of records, random employee interviews for knowledge

  • NO DEBATE: Are lockout/tagout equipment, materials, signs durable, standardized, substantial and identifiable?

  • NO DEBATE: Do observations confirm that hazardous energy to “out of service electrical boxes” and “out of service equipment” has been locked and tagged out?

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10. MACHINERY & MACHINE GUARDING

  • Are machines and equipment effectively guarded to protect the operator & other employees in the area from hazards?

  • Are pedestal-mounted machines or shop equipment designed for fixed location securely anchored to prevent walking or moving?

  • Are abrasive wheel grinders properly guarded & adjusted?

  • Is a mechanical or electrical power control provided on each machine to make it possible for the operator to cut off the power from each machine without leaving his/her position at the point of operation?

  • Are safety switches/interlocks tested & documented on a pre-shift basis to ensure functioning properly?

  • NO DEBATE:There is no evidence of bypassing or defeating safety interlocks on equipment or machinery.

  • Are all gears, pulley, belt and chain drives compeletely enclosed?

  • Are conveyors installed over working & walking surfaces equipped with guards to prevent objects from falling from the conveyor?

  • Are conveyors equipped with emergency stops accessible to employees working at each end of the conveyor?

  • Do all air guns have an unobstructed air release mechanism on them?

  • Is there a daily/shift check question on the employee checklist that all lubrication systems on the in-floor carton conveyors in fluid plants and warehouses are functioning properly?

  • Is there a documented quarterly preventative maintenance done on chain, drives, transmission pulleys and sprockets on floor carton conveyors in fluid plants and warehouses?

  • Are all chain drives and sprockets/transmission pulleys guarded to prevent access to and egress of parts if chain or drives break on floor carton conveyors in fluid plants and warehouses?

  • Is the track on the floor carton conveyors in fluid plants and warehouses equipped with an overload detector system?

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11. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

  • Does the site have a PPE policy?

  • Has PPE training been provided to each affected employee prior to use and is training documented?

  • Does eye protection with permanent side shields comply with CSA/ANSI Z87.1-1989 standards?

  • Are safety shoes utilized where there are potential foot hazards from lifting/moving heavy materials, rolling or falling objects, etc?

  • Is PPE being stored in a clean and sanitary condition?

  • When required, are safety hats compliant with standard CSA Z89.1-1986?

  • When required, are aprons designed & worn in a manner that prevents a spill from falling on unprotected areas (e.g. legs, and feet)?

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12. FIRST AID

  • Is the site equipped with a First Aid facility which is inspected monthly?

  • Does the person(s) responsible for First Aid facility have a valid First Aid certificate?

  • Does the site have WCB/WSIB/CSST posters posted?

  • Is the First Aid facility equipped with a logbook?

  • Does each shift have at least one employee/resource with a valid First Aid certificate?

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13. CONFINED SPACE ENTRY

  • Has an accurate and thorough site confined space inventory been conducted?

  • Has a written site-specific confined space entry policy been established?

  • Have hazards associated with each confined space been assessed and have the precautions necessary for entry into each space been identified?

  • Has the location implemented an annual confined space program review and is there documentation that such a program review has been conducted?

  • Have all affected employees received adequate information and training and is a registry of training kept?

  • Does the training and testing establish employee proficiency? - written and practical tests

  • NO DEBATE: Is the site relying on in-house resources to satisfy the rescue service provisions? If yes, does the in-house rescue service meet the conditions required?

  • NO DEBATE:If the site is relying on an outside rescue service, have the conditions been met?

  • Are appropriate oxygen/toxic gas monitors available and ready to use for confined space entry clearance? calibrated and maintained per the manufacturer's recommendations, including the alarm system on the gas monitor(s)?

  • Does a review of the expired permits indicate that the confined space permits are being properly and accurately completed and cancelled when the job is completed?

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14. WORKING/WALKING SURFACES

  • Do all stairs with four (4) or more steps have standard stair railings or handrails?

  • Are all elevated work platforms that are four (4) feet or more above the floor equipped with a standard railing, including top-rail, mid-rail and toe board?

  • NO DEBATE: Are all wall and floor openings properly covered or guarded?

  • Are floors, passageways, exits, and general working areas maintained in a clean and so far as possible, a dry condition, from housekeeping related hazards?

  • Do walkways in location have: a) At least 600 mm of width and 1100 mm of width if an emergency route, b) Lighting to ensure safety in power outages, c) Clearance height along walkways and at exit must be at least 2 metres.

  • Outside the plant are walkways well marked as well as driveways and intersections for vehicles?

  • NO DEBATE: Has the location done a documented assessment of their outside pedestrian/vehicle traffic and parking areas and put in place measures to ensure pedestrian safety?

  • Outside the plant, are areas used for transportation and material handling level, drained and maintained?

  • NO DEBATE: Has the location done a documented assessment of their inside pedestrian/vehicle traffic and parking areas and put in place measures to ensure pedestrian safety?

  • Are ladders and stepladders maintained in good condition?

  • Are portable or powered dock boards structurally sufficient to carry the load imposed on them?

  • Are portable dock boards secured in position when used to prevent them from slipping during use?

  • When in use, does scaffolding meet safety requirements?

  • Is the load capacity indicated and easily visible on plant racking and mezzanines?

  • Are personnel trained in recognizing the weight of equipment and materials before they are placing it in racks or in storage areas?

  • Are storage racks free of damage?

  • PRIORITY: Are stored materials properly secured from rolling or falling?

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15. CUTTING AND WELDING

  • Is a cutting and welding permit written program established for the facility, and does the program include contractors?

  • Have personnel involved in the cutting and welding permit program been trained?

  • Are oxygen cylinders in storage separated from fuel-gas by a min. distance of 20 ft?

  • Is adequate mechanical ventilation provided in cutting and welding areas when such activities are in a limited space?

  • When arc-welding equipment is not in use, have electrodes been removed to prevent inadvertent operation?

  • Do observations, permit records indicate that the cutting and welding program has been implemented and is effective?

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16. POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS

  • Have operators been trained and certified to operate PITs as per provincial regulations?
    - certified trainer
    - written and practical tests
    - training specific to the equipment

  • Are daily inspections conducted prior to operation and are PITs that are in need of repair defective or not in safe operating condition, removed from service?

  • Is PPE (e.g. gloves, face shield, apron) readily available and used when performing battery maintenance or changing LPG cylinders?

  • Are accurate and current maintenance and PM records maintained for each PIT?

  • Are safe PIT operating procedures being followed?
    - Do powered truck operators stop and use horn when crossing pedestrian areas or moving through doorways? - are forks/ loads lowered when travelling?
    - look behind when backing up

  • Is there a documented preventative maintenance program in place for the dock levelers and dock truck restraints?

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17. CRISIS MANAGEMENT

  • Are all emergency exits, exit access and exit discharges arranged and maintained as to provide free and unobstructed egress from all parts of the building at all times when occupied?

  • Are all emergency exit doors marked with a readily visible sign?

  • Are doors, passageways, or stairways which are neither an exit nor a way of exit access, and which are so located or arranged as to be likely to be mistaken for an exit, prominently identified by a sign reading "NOT AN EXIT"?

  • Have emergency exit routes been developed and posted throughout the location?

  • Has an emergency notification system been installed, is it functional, regularly tested & is a documented PM program in place?

  • Can the Emergency Notification System be heard in all areas of the facility?

  • Has emergency lighting been installed, is it functional, regularly tested and is there a documented PM program in place?

  • Has a comprehensive written crisis management plan been prepared? - does it cover necessary emergencies?
    - Is it tested or reviewed annually?
    - does it include an emergency contact listing outlining chain of command? - is it posted in several places to be readily accessible?

  • Is crisis management plan reviewed annually with employees?

  • Have emergency eye wash stations been installed, and are they operational, clean, sanitary and unobstructed?

  • Do emergency eye wash stations provide a minimum of 15 minute water flow?

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18. CRANES AND HOISTS

  • Is the rated load of all cranes/hoists plainly marked on each crane/hoist?

  • Does location have documentation certifying rated capacity of the beam that the crane/hoist is attached to and is capacity clearly marked on the beam?

  • Are only designated personnel permitted to operate a crane/hoist?

  • Are inspections of all cranes/hoists conducted before use?

  • Are quarterly inspections and any required maintenance of all cranes/hoists conducted?

  • Is there documentation to show that thorough annual inspections and required maintenance are done on all cranes/hoists by a competent person?

  • Does the inspection program include any recommendations from the crane/hoist manufacturer?

  • Does the location have a centralized logbook that contains the information on repairs, inspections, maintenance and modifications by individual hoist and crane?

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19. FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION

  • PRIORITY: Are fire extinguishers readily available, properly located and installed, appropriate for type of fire and are extinguishers INDIVIDUALLY checked on a monthly basis?

  • Are portable fire extinguishers hydrostatically tested annually?

  • Are fire extinguishers and fire prevention equipment unobstructed and immediately accessible?

  • Have persons expected to use portable fire extinguishers been trained and documentation maintained? - every 3 years

  • Are visual checks being conducted on post indicator valves (PIVs) and sprinkler risers on a monthly basis?

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20. FALL ARREST PROTECTION

  • Is fall protection equipment readily available and in acceptable condition for employees who are exposed to fall hazards?

  • Is the fall protection equipment used at the location given a visual thorough inspection prior to use? - observe use and/or interview employees

  • For those employees who are exposed to fall hazards, has a comprehensive training program been conducted and documentation maintained?

  • Has an emergency rescue plan been developed to allow for the prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall?

  • When mobile elevating platform/lift is utilized, are documented measures taken to ensure it is safely used?

  • Do observations in the facility indicate that a fall protection program has been implemented and is effective?

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21. ORIENTATION AND TRAINING

  • Does the location have documented and structured general safety orientation program in place for new hires? All general elements covered? Tests included?

  • Does safety orientation take place prior to the employee commencing any on the job activities?

  • Are new employees evaluated for general OH&S knowledge a minimum of 10 days after orientation? - random audit of records

  • Do employees who have been absent from the location for six (6) months or more receive reorientation upon their return?

  • Are orientation and associated training materials signed off and kept on file?

  • Do the trainer(s) (that train employees on new jobs) have a guide/list that is signed off showing that the trainer has informed/shown the trainee all the known hazards and precautions needed regarding the job? - do random audit of records

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22. OUTSIDE CONTRACTORS AND VISITORS

  • Is there a written policy and procedure for managing outside contractors? Is it complete? Is it understood by managers, supervisors?

  • Are the following items are required from all outside contractors:
    - current certificate of clearance from WCB, CSST or WSIB
    - valid private liability insurance certificate.
    - licensing documentation and training with regard to procedures if they are required as part of the contracted work.eg. electrical licence, confined space etc.

  • NO DEBATE: Has the outside contractor's manager signed that he/she and his/her crew have reviewed and will comply with Parmalat Health & Safety policies and procedures?

  • When using outside contractors, is there an exchange of chemical hazard information?

  • Does the site monitor contractor safety behaviour and address any safety issues?

  • Does the location have a policy with regards to visitor safety?

  • Is suitable PPE available for visitors?

  • PRIORITY: Are visitors always accompanied while on site?

  • Are there means to properly notify visitors of emergencies or hazardous situations to avoid, should they arise?

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23. ERGONOMICS

  • Have recommendations for ergonomic control measures been made, implemented and noted on an up-to-date action plan?

  • Are employees and supervisors trained in the proper use and adjustment of ergonomic controls and equipment?

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24. X-RAY MACHINES

  • Does the location have an approval as per provincial regulations from an inspector/director for an X-ray source?

  • Is X-ray machine compliant with provincial regulations? E.g. Warning lights, enclosure, lockout, etc.

  • Has location got a record that the X-ray machine is validated annually by an outside contractor (if applicable) and regular inspections are conducted by a competent person?

  • NO DEBATE: Has the employer designated in writing as per provincial regulations (if applicable): a) Name of the competent person for the X-ray source, b) Has employer got on record training documents?

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