1.0 - Previous Inspection Report - District Committee, Division Safety Officer, etc

  • 1.1 - Have all identified hazards been corrected?

  • Parks and Recreation Policy 3.2 Employee & Public Safety, requires that Unit Supervisors/Managers monitor work conditions and assure that safety hazard surveys are conducted on a period basis and abate hazards.

2.0 - Administrative

  • 2.1 - Is a signed safety officer agreement form on file?

  • Parks & Recreation Policy 3.2 requires that Unit Supervisors/Managers designate a unit safety officer to assist with safety program responsibilities and complete the Facility Safety Officer Agreement Form, R3270 and retain on file.

  • 2.2 - Are Michigan Labor Law Posters in place?

  • MIOSHA and The Department of Labor require several postings. Contact the DNR Safety Compliance Officer for a "All in One" poster if needed.

  • 2.3 - Are MIOSHA 300 records on file?

  • MIOSHA Part 11, Recording & Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses requires that employers maintain copies of the 300 forms for 5 years following the year to which they relate.

    Form 300 - This is the form for recording injuries and illnesses.
    Form 301 - This is the injury & illness incident report (HR employee accident report is an acceptable alternative.)
    Form 300A - This is the summary of work related injuries and illnesses. It is required to be posted at the workplace from February 1 through April 30 of each year.

    Follow link to the MIOSHA Part 11 safety standard.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part11ad_37844_7.pdf

  • 2.4 - Are employee accident/injury reporting procedures posted?

  • To ensure prompt medical care and supervisor notification of work related injuries it is recommended that employee accident reporting procedures be posted on the safety bulletin board or similar location.

  • 2.5 - Are safety talks/meetings conducted and documented?

  • Parks and Recreation Policy 3.2, Employee & Public Safety requires Unit Supervisors/Managers to conduct and document safety talks with employees.

  • 2.6 - Is safety training documented and records kept on file?

  • Parks and Recreation Policy 3.2, Employee & Public Safety requires Unit Supervisors/Managers to conduct and document safety training with employees.

  • 2.7 - Is the SEP/Site Emergency Plan and Jumpsheets completed & accessible?

  • DNR Policy 21.19.08 - DNR Emergency Management Response Plan Policy requires that facility managers to develop and maintain site emergency plans.

    Contact the Division Safety Officer if assistance is needed.

  • 2.8 - Is there a designated employee safety bulletin board?

  • Best Practice Recommendation:
    Having a bulletin board to dedicated to employee safety related items such as meeting minutes, procedures, bulletins, posters, etc, will help improve the safety program.

3.0 - Medical Services/First Aid

  • 3.1 - Are first aid kits available and adequately stocked? (No expired supplies)

  • MIOSHA Part 472, Medical Services & First Aid, requires that in the absence of a clinic or hospital in near proximity of the workplace a person shall be trained to render first aid and adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.

    For additional information on the MIOSHA requirements for medical services and first aid follow the link.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part472_35626_7.pdf

  • 3.2 - Are employee CPR/First Aid certifications current with records on file?

  • Parks & Recreation Policy 6.15, First Aid Training - CPR Training - Hepatitis B Shots, requires that Commissioned Park Officers have current certifications in first aid and CPR.

    Schedule training as needed.

  • 3.3 - Is a blood borne pathogen written exposure control plan in place?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 554, Blood Borne Infectious Diseases, Rule 4 (a), requires employers to develop a written exposure control plan or those job classification that have been determined to be considered Category A employees.

    Follow link to the MIOSHA Standard Part 554, Blood Borne Infectious Diseases.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part554_35632_7.pdf

  • 3.4 - Are employees trained in blood borne pathogens control procedures and training records maintained?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 554, Blood Borne Infectious Diseases, Rule 15 (5), requires employers to develop and maintain training records for each Category A employee. Training records shall be maintained for 3 years beyond the date that the training occurred. Training records shall include all of the following information:
    (A) The dates of the training sessions.
    (B) The contents or summary of the training sessions.
    (C) The names and qualifications of the person who inducted the training.
    (D) The names and job titles of all persons who attended the training sessions.


    Follow link to the MIOSHA Standard Part 554, Blood Borne Infectious Diseases.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part554_35632_7.pdf

  • 3.5- Are hepatitis B vaccination and declination records current?

  • Parks & Recreation Policy 6.15, First Aid Training - CPR Training - Hepatitis B Shots, requires that HBV vaccination shots be offered to park rangers and park managers because they are considered to have occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens.

    MIOSHA Standard Part 554, Blood Borne Infectious Diseases, Rule 13 (4), requires employers to offer hepatitis B vaccinations to each Category A employee within 10 working days of initial assignment.

    Schedule vaccinations as necessary.

    Contact Division Safety Officer for assistance if needed.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 554, Blood Borne Infectious Diseases.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part554_35632_7.pdf

  • 3.6- Are the AEDs properly maintained and inspection records kept on file?

  • DNR POLICY 21.19.10 - Using Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in the DNR , requires that each AED be maintained according to manufacturers recommendations and a specific person at each facility will be responsible for the AED maintenance.

  • 3.7 - Are eye wash stations available and tested on a periodic basis?

  • MIOSHA Part 472, Medical Service & First Aid, requires that employers ensure that suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body are provided within the work area for immediate use when the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious or corrosive materials. Corrosive materials are those with a pH of 4.0 or less or 9.0 or more.

    Consult labels or material safety data sheets for the chemical corrosiveness for the materials used by the employees at this facility.

    Follow the link to additional MIOSHA guidance on eye wash station requirements.
    http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/wsh/docs/inst/miosha_std_07_1r1.doc

4.0 - Housekeeping

  • 4.1 - Are aisles & working areas clear and free of hazards?

  • MiOSHA Part 1, General Provisions, requires that all places of employment, aisles, passageways, storerooms, and service rooms shall be kept clean and orderly.

    Follow link to the MIOSHA Standard Part 1, General Provisions.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part1_51031_7.pdf

  • 4.2 - Are storage areas organized and free of hazards? (Include service yards & recycling centers)

  • MiOSHA Part 1, General Provisions, Rule 15, requires that storage areas be kept free form accumulations of accumulations of materials that constitute a hazard from fire, explosion, or pest harbor age.

    Follow link to the MIOSHA Standard Part 1, General Provisions.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part1_51031_7.pdf

5.0 - Fire Protection/Safety

  • 5.1 - Are fire extinguishers provided in adequate number and type?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 8, Portable Fire Extinguishers, Rule 821, requires that buildings have the appropriate number and class of fire extinguishers.


    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 8, Portable Fire Extinguishers.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part8_51042_7.pdf

  • 5.2 - Are fire extinguishers inspected monthly and noted on the inspection tags?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 8, Portable Fire Extinguishers, Rule 835, requires that extinguishers be inspected monthly or at more frequent intervals when circumstances require to ensure that extinguisher is ready for use.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 8, Portable Fire Extinguishers.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part8_51042_7.pdf

  • 5.3 - Are exits marked with signs that meets MIOSHA requirements for illumination & letter size?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 6, Fire Exits, Rule 686, requires that exit signs shall be illuminated by a light source giving the value of not less than 5.0 foot candles on the illuminated surface.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 6, Fire Exits.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part6_38111_7.pdf

  • 5.4 - Are all exits identified and free from obstructions?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 6, Fire Exits, Rule (1), requires that a means of egress shall be continuously maintained free of all obstructions or impediments to full instant use in case of fire or other emergency.

    Rule 685 (1), requires that a means of egress to an exit not immediately apparent from any point in an occupancy shall be marked by directional signs.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 6, Fire Exits.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part6_38111_7.pdf

  • 5.5 - Are doors that could be mistaken for exits, signed appropriately? (Not an Exit)

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 6, Fire Exits, Rule 685 (2), requires that a door, passage or doorway, which is neither an exit nor an exit access, and which is so located or arranged as to be likely mistaken for an exit shall be identified by a sign reading
    " NOT AN EXIT" or similar designation, or be identified by a sign indicating its actual use or character.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 6, Fire Exits.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part6_38111_7.pdf

  • 5.6 - Are approved fuel safety cans used for refueling equipment?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 54, Powered Groundskeeping Equipment, Rule 5416 (2), requires that a portable container used for refueling shall be an approved safety can with an automatic closing cap and flame arrester.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Part 54, Powered Groundskeeping Equipment.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part54_51265_7.pdf

  • 5.7 - Are above ground fuel storage tanks vented?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 75, Flammable & Combustible Liquids Rule 1910.106 (b) (g) (b), states that where vent pipe outlets for tanks storing Class I liquids are adjacent to buildings or public ways, they shall be located so the vapors are released at a safe point outside of buildings and not less 12 feet above the adjacent ground level. In order to aid their dispersion, vapors shall be discharged upward or horizontally away from closely adjacent walls. Vent outlets shall be at least five feet from building openings.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 75, Flammable & Combustible Liquids


    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part75_35492_7.pdf

  • 5.8 - Have boiler inspections been completed and all certifications posted?

  • The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Boiler Code Rules, require owners to maintain a formal system of preventive maintenance and testing including the maintenance and testing of controls by a qualified boiler contractor.


    Follow the link to the LARA Boiler Code Rules for further guidance on boiler inspections.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dleg/dleg_bcc_boiler_code_rules_print_version_2010_326957_7.pdf

6.0 - Hazard Communications/Right to Know

  • 6.1 - Is a written "Right to Know" program in place?

  • The MIOSHA Standards Part 430 (e), requires employers to develop, implement, and maintain a written hazard communication program.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 430, Hazard Communictions.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part_42__47164_7.pdf

  • 6.2 - Does the facility have an up to date list of hazardous chemicals that is known to be present in the facility?

  • The MIOSHA Standards Part 430 (e) (1) (i), requires employers to maintain a list of hazardous chemicals known to be present in the workplace.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 430.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part_42__47164_7.pdf

  • 6.3 - Is an organized file of MSDSs available to staff?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 430, Hazard Communication, Rule (g) (1) through (11) give specific employees requirements for having MSDS/SDS for each hazardous chemical which is used in the workplace. Employers shall maintain in the workplace copies of the required safety data sheets for each hazardous chemical, and shall ensure that they are readily accessible during each work shift to employees when they are in their work areas.

    Follow the link to MIOSHA Standard Part 430, Hazard Communication.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part_42__47164_7.pdf

  • 6.4 - Are employees trained in right to know and are training records maintained?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 430, Hazard Communication, Rule (h) (1) requires employers to provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment, and whenever a new chemical hazard the employees have not been trained in are introduced into their work area.

    Follow the link to MIOSHA Standard Part 430, Hazard Communication.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part_42__47164_7.pdf

  • 6.5 - Are chemical containers properly labeled with product identity and hazard warnings?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 92, Hazard Communications, Rule 1910.1200 (f) (5), states that employers shall ensure that each container of hazardous chemicals in the workplace is labeled, tagged, or marked with the identity of chemical and appropriate warnings, words, symbols, which provide information reading the hazards of the chemicals.

    Follow the link to the MIOSHA Standard Part 92, Hazard Communication.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part_42__47164_7.pdf

  • 6.6 - Is information posted giving the location of MSDSDs and new chemicals in the workplace?

  • The Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Act (MIOSHA), Section 14j, requires employers to post signs throughout the workplace advising employees of the location of of the safety data sheets for the hazardous chemicals used in the workplace and the name of the person from whom to obtain the sheets. Section 14k further states that not later than 5 working days after receipt of new or revised safety data sheet, the employer shall post for a period of 10 working days a notice of the existence of the new or revised sheet and directions for locating the new or revised sheet.

    Follow the link to the MIOSHA Act 154.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dleg/WSH_OH430_Summary_261126_7.pdf

  • 6.7 - Are piping systems clearly marked to their contents?

  • The Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Act (MIOSHA), Section 14c, requires that pipes or piping systems in workplaces that contain a hazardous chemical shall be identified to an employee by a label or by a sign or placard.

    Follow the link to the MIOSHA Act 154.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dleg/WSH_OH430_Summary_261126_7.pdf

7.0 - Electrical

  • 7.1 - Is a written control of hazardous energy (lockout) program in place?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 85, Control of Hazardous Energy Sources, (3) (I), requires employers to establish a program and utilize procedures for affixing lockout devices to energy isolating devices, and to otherwise disable machines or equipment to prevent unexpected energization, start-up or release of storied energy in order to prevent injuries to employees.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 85, Control of Hazardous Energy Sources.

    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part85_51275_7.pdf

  • 7.2 - Are employees trained in the purpose and function of the energy control program and the training certified and documented?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 85, Control of Hazardous Energy Sources, (7) (I), requires employers to provide training to ensure the purpose and function of the energy control program are understood by employees and that the knowledge and skills required for the safe application, usage and removal of the energy controls are acquired by employees. (7) (I) further requires that the employer shall certify that the employee training has been accomplished and is being kept up to date. The certification shall contain each employees name and dates of training.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 85, Control of Hazardous Energy Sources.

    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part85_51275_7.pdf

  • 7.3 - Are disconnecting switches and circuit breakers labeled to indicate their use?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Deign Safety Standards for Electrical Systems, Rule 8 (f) (2), states that each service, feeder, and branch circuit, at its disconnecting means or overcurrent device, shall be legibly marked to indicate its purpose, unless located and arranged so the purpose is evident.


    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/cis/CIS_WSH_GI-39_6-27-07_200425_7.pdf

  • 7.4 - Do electrical panels have at least 3 ft clearance?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems, Rule 1910.303 (g) (1), requires that sufficient access and working space be provided and maintained about all electric equipment to permit ready and safe operation and maintenance of such equipment.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/cis/CIS_WSH_GI-39_6-27-07_200425_7.pdf

  • 7.5 - Are unused openings in electrical enclosures protected with appropriate covers, plugs,or plates?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems, Rule 1910.305 (b) (1) (ii), states that unused openings in cabinets, boxes, and fittings shall be effectively closed.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/cis/CIS_WSH_GI-39_6-27-07_200425_7.pdf

  • 7.6 - Do all receptacles and junction boxes have faceplates and covers?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems, Rule 1910.305 (b) (2) (i), states that all pull boxes, junction boxes, and fittings shall be provided with covers identified for the purpose. If metal covers are used, they shall be grounded. In completed installations, each outlet box shall have a cover, faceplate, or fixture canopy.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/cis/CIS_WSH_GI-39_6-27-07_200425_7.pdf

  • 7.7 - Do extension cords have proper grounding conductors?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 40, Electrical Safety Related Work Practices, Rule 4007, (7), states that attachment plugs and receptacles shall not be connected or altered in a manner that would prevent proper continuity of the equipment grounding conductor at the point where plugs are attached to receptacles.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 40, Electrical Safety Related Work Practices.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part40_51258_7.pdf

  • 7.8 - Are extension cords prohibited where permanent wiring should be used?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems, Rule 1910.305 (g) (1) (iv), states that unless specifically permitted otherwise in paragraph (g) (1) (ii) of this section, flexible cords and cables may not be used as a substitute for the fixed wiring of a structure.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/cis/CIS_WSH_GI-39_6-27-07_200425_7.pdf

  • 7.9 - Are GFCIs installed at appropriate locations and tested periodically?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems, Rule 1910.304 (b) (3) (I), states that all 125 -volt, single phase, 15-20 ampere receptacles installed in bathrooms or on rooftops shall have ground fault circuit interrupter protection for personnel.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/cis/CIS_WSH_GI-39_6-27-07_200425_7.pdf

  • 7.10 - Were all receptacles tested indicating no evidence of reverse polarity open grounds?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems, Rule 1910.304 (a) (2), states that no grounded conductor may be attached to any terminal or lead so as to reverse designated polarity. (g) (5), states that the path to ground from circuits, equipment, and enclosures shall be permanent, continuous, and effective.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 39, Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/cis/CIS_WSH_GI-39_6-27-07_200425_7.pdf

  • 7.11 - Was power equipment free of damaged cords?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 40, Electrical Safety Related Work Practices, Rule 4007 (3), states that portable cord and plug connected equipment and flexible cord sets )extension cords) shall be visually inspected, before use on any shift, for external defects, such as loose parts, deformed and missing pins, or damage to the outer jacket or insulation, and for evidence of possible internal damage, such as pinched or crushed outer jacket.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 40, Electrical Safety Related Work Practices.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part40_51258_7.pdf

8.0 - Confined Spaces

  • 8.1 - Has the workplace been evaluated to determine if any spaces are permit - required confined spaces?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 90, Permit Required Confined Spaces, Rule 1910.146 (c) (1), requires employers to evaluate the workplace.to determine if any spaces are permit - required confined spaces.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 90, Permit Required Confined Spaces.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part490_55724_7.pdf

  • 8.2 - Is the proper signage or other means in place to inform employees of permit spaces?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 90, Permit Required Confined Spaces, Rule 1910.146 (c) (2), states that if the facility contains permit spaces, the employer shall inform exposed employees, by posting danger signs or by any other equally effective means, of the existence and location of and the danger posed by the permit spaces.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 90, Permit Required Confined Spaces.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part490_55724_7.pdf

  • 8.3 - If employees enter confined spaces are they trained and is the training certification on file?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 90, Permit Required Confined Spaces, Rule 1910.146 (g) (1), states that the employer shall provide training so that all employees whose work is regulated by this section acquire the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary for the safe performance of the duties assigned under this section.

    (g) (4), states that the employer shall certify that the training required by paragraphs (g) (1) through (g) (3) of this section has been accomplished. The certification shall contain each employees name, the signatures or initials of the trainers, and the dates of training.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 90, Permit Required Confined Spaces.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part490_55724_7.pdf

9.0 - Personal Protective Equipment

  • 9.1 - Has a job hazard assessment been conducted along with written certification?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 433, Personal Protective Equipment, Rule 5 (1), states that an employer shall asses the workplace to determine if hazards are present, or are likely to be present, that necessitate the use of personal protective equipment.

    Rule 5 (2), states that an employer shall verify, through a written certification that is identified as a certification of hazard assessment, that the required workplace hazard assessment has been performed, The certification shall identify all of the following:
    (A) The workplace evaluated.
    (B) The person certifying that the evaluation has been performed.
    (C) The date of the hazard assessment.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 430, Personal Protective Equipment.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part433Rev_53316_7.pdf

  • 9.2 - Are employees trained in the proper use of PPE and are training records maintained?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 433, Personal Protective Equipment, Rule 6 (1), states that employers train each employee who is required by these rules to use personal protective equipment.

    Rule 6 (4), states that an employer shall verify that each affected employee has received and understood the required training through a written certification that contains all of the following information:
    (A).The name of each employee trained.
    (B) The date of training.
    (C) The subject of the certification.

    Follow the link to MIOSHA Standard Part 430, Personal Protective Equipment.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part433Rev_53316_7.pdf

  • 9.3 - Is PPE regularly inspected, maintained, and sanitized?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 433, Personal Protective Equipment, Rule 2, states that protective equipment, including personal protective equipment for eyes, faces, head, and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, shall be provided, used, and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 430, Personal Protective Equipment.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part433Rev_53316_7.pdf

10.0 Ladders

  • 10.1 - Do the ladders meet required rating standards?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 4, Portable Ladders, Rule 422 & 452 (5), states that platform ladders shall only be of:
    Type 1 - Industrial strength - heavy duty, utilities, contractors, industries.
    Type 2 - Commercial Strength - painting,offices, light industries.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 4, Portable Ladders.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part4_51032_7.pdf

  • 10.2 - Are the ladders free from defects?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 4, Portable Ladders, Rule 443 (1), states that a ladder shall be inspected before its use and after it has fallen or been involved in an accident to determine its condition.

    Rule 454 (3), states that a non- wood ladder shall be repaired or replaced if it shows: cracked, bent or twisted side rails or legs; rungs where opposite surfaces are bent or deformed; loose or broken spreaders, guides, or locks.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 4, Portable Ladders.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part4_51032_7.pdf

11.0 - Welding/Cutting

  • 11.1 - Have employees received training or a test prior to performing welding tasks?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting, Rule 1211 (1) (a), states that an employer shall give each employee training or a test before allowing him or her to use equipment for arc and gas welding cutting.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part12_51046_7.pdf

  • 11.2 - Are screens used for arc welding to prevent other employees exposure to arc flash?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting, Rule 1211 (1) (d), requires that employers provide to an employee, at no expense to an employee, protective devices such as, but not limited to, curtains, safety glasses, or face shields to reduce the risk of flash burn, sparks, and foreign bodies to all employees in the area.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part12_51046_7.pdf

  • 11.3 - Are welding cables in good repair with no exposed conductors?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting, Rule 1276 (2), states that equipment in need of repair that constitutes a safety hazard shall not be used or put in use until repairs are made by a knowledgable person or outside service.

    Rule 1276 (3), states that cut insulation on work and lead cable or exposed bare conductors of an arc welding machine shall be protected by electrical tape and made water tight or the conductor shall be replaced. Splice shall be made by insulated welded joints or pressure connectors.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part12_51046_7.pdf

  • 11.4 - Are valves capped when cylinders are not in use?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting, Rule 1222 (3), states that a cylinder, including an empty cylinder, which is in storage, being shipped, or has the regulator removed shall have the cap secured in place, if a cap is provided in the design, or shall be otherwise protected.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part12_51046_7.pdf

  • 11.5 - Are oxygen cylinders in storage areas separated from highly combustible materials by minimum of 20ft or separated by a fire resistant wall?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting, Rule 1222 (1), states that oxygen cylinders shall be stored not less than 20 feet from fuel gas cylinders or a highly combustible material, such as, but not limited to, oil,grease, excelsior, flammable gas, or a source of ignition, or shall be separated from the material by a non-combustible wall, not less than 5 feet high, having a fire resistance rating of 1/2 hour.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part12_51046_7.pdf

  • 11.6 - Is the cylinder storage area posted with a warning and names of the gases stocked?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting, Rule 1222 (5), states that a cylinder storage area shall be posted with the names of the individual gases stocked, and a warning shall be posted against tampering by an authorized employee. An assigned storage area shall be located where a cylinder will not be knocked over or struck by a passing or falling object.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part12_51046_7.pdf

  • 11.7 - Are cylinders in storage secured to prevent from falling?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting, Rule 1223 (1), states that a chain, bracket or other restraining device shall be used at all times to prevent cylinders from falling.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 12, Welding & Cutting.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part12_51046_7.pdf

12.0 - Machinery/Equipment

  • 12.1 - Are anti-restart devices on woodworking equipment where needed?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 27, Woodworking Machinery, Rule 2716 (2), states that a woodworking machine shall not automatically restart upon restoration of power after a power failure.


    Follow link to the MIOSHA Standard Part 27, Woodworking Machinery.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part27_51254_7.pdf

  • 12.2 - Does the table saw have a guard in place?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 27, Woodworking Machinery, Rule 2722 (1), states that a circular saw shall have a hood type guard covering the blade at all times when not in use.

    Follow link to the MIOSHA Standard Part 27, Woodworking Machinery.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part27_51254_7.pdf

  • 12.3 - Does the radial arm saw return to the neutral position when hand grip is released?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 27, Woodworking Machinery, Rule 2728 (3), states that a swing cut-off saw shall have an effective device to return the saw automatically to the back of the table when released at any point in its travel.

    Follow link to the MIOSHA Standard Part 27, Woodworking Machinery.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part27_51254_7.pdf

  • 12.4 - Is guarding in place and operational on jointers?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 27, Woodworking Machinery, Rule 2737 (1), states that a hand-fed jointer with a horizontal or vertical cutting head shall have an automatic guard covering all the sections of the cutting head on the working side of the fence or gauge. The guard shall effectively keep the operators hand from coming into contact with the revolving knives. The guard shall adjust itself automatically to cover the unused portion of the head and shall remain in contact with the material at all times.

    Follow link to the MIOSHA Standart Part 27, Woodworking Machinery.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part27_51254_7.pdf

  • 12.5 - Are belts and pulleys adequately guarded?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 7, Guards for Power Transmission, Rule 725 (1), states that a belt and pulley which is 7 feet or less above the floor or platform and which is exposed to contact shall be guarded.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 7, Guards for Power Transmission.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part7_51041_7.pdf

  • 12.6 - Are saws used for ripping equipped with anti-kickback devices and spreaders?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 27, Woodworking Machinery, Rule 2723, states that a hand fed circular rip saw shall have a spreader to prevent material from squeezing the saw or being thrown back at the operator.

    Rule 2724, states that a hand fed circular saw shall have non kickback fingers or dogs located to oppose the thrust tendency of the saw to pick up the material or to throw it back at the operator. They shall be designed to provide holding power for all the thickness of material being cut.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 27, Woodworking Machinery.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part27_51254_7.pdf

  • 12.7- Are the bench grinder rests and tongue guards adjusted properly?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 1A, Rule 114, (2), states that a work rest shall be adjusted and maintained to within 1/8 inch of an abrasive wheel. The adjustment shall be accomplished when the abrasive wheel is at rest.

    Rule 125, states that a guard for an abrasive wheel on a bench, floor or cylindrical grinder shall be constructed so that the peripheral protecting member can be adjusted to the decreasing diameter of the abrasive wheel. The distance between the abrasive wheel and the end of the peripheral member at the top shall not exceed 1/4 inch. An adjustable tongue may be used to achieve this dimension.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 1A.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part1A_41828_7.pdf

  • 12.8 - Are air compressors equipped with functioning relief valves and gauges?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 93, Air Receivers, Rule 9301 (3) (I), states that every air receiver shall be equipped with an indicating pressure gauge (so located as to be visible) and with one or more spring-loaded safety valves.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 93, Air Receivers.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part93_35496_7.pdf

  • 12.9 - Are air compressor relief valves tested at least monthly and documented?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 93, Air Receivers, Rule 9301 (b) (3) (iv), states that all safety valves shall be tested frequently and at regular intervals to determine whether they are in good operating condition.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 93, Air Receivers.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part93_35496_7.pdf

  • 12.10 - Are capacity rating markings or labels visible on jacks?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 38, Hand and Portable Power Tools, Rule 3838 (1), states that the rated capacity of a jack shall not be exceeded. The rated capacity shall be permanently marked on the jack.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part38_51256_7.pdf

  • 12.11 - Is equipment/machinery securely anchored when necessary, to prevent tipping?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 26, Metal Working Machinery, Rule 2616, (2), states that metal working machines and equipment, except portable types, shall be fastened to a floor, platform or bench to prevent tipping or inadvertent tipping, or be equipped with nonslip pads.

    MIOSHA Standard Part 27, Woodworking Machinery, Rule 2711, (2), states a machine shall be secured to a floor, foundation, bench, table or stand of sufficient strength and design to prevent overturning or unintentional movement. This subrule does not apply to portable hand tools.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 26, Metal Working Machinery.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part26_51253_7.pdf

  • 12.12 - Are guards on grounds maintenance equipment in place and in good working condition?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 54, Powered Groundskeeping Equipment, Rule 5411 (c), states that an employer shall not allow powered Groundskeeping and related equipment equipment to be operated which is not guarded as prescribed by this part, or which has a known defect that could affect the safety of the operator.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part54_51265_7.pdf

  • 12.13 - Are alloy steel chains inspected on a periodic basis?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 49, Slings, Rule 4923, (1), states that in addition to the inspection prescribed by R 408.1492, an employer shall designate an employee to make a thorough periodic inspection of an alloy steel chain sling in use on a regular basis.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 49, Slings.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part49_35461_7.pdf

13.0 - Elevated Surfaces/Stairs/Openings

  • 13.1 - Are standard stair rails or hand rails installed on stairways with 4 or more risers?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 2, Floor and Wall Openings, Stairways, and Skylights, Rule 221 (1), states that a stairway having 4 or ore risers shall be equipped with handrails as specified in rules 233 and 236.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 2, Floors. And Wall Openings, Stairways, and Skylights.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part2_35455_7.pdf

  • 13.2 - Are floor openings guarded by a cover, guard rail, or equivalent on all sides?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 2, Floor and Wall Openings, Stairway, and Skylights, Rule 215 (1), states a ladder way floor opening or platform shall be guarded by a standard barrier with standard toe board on all exposed sides and with a gate which swings away from the opening or so offset that a person cannot walk directly into the opening.

    Review entirety of Rule 215 for additional guidance on various types of openings.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 2, Floors. And Wall Openings, Stairways, and Skylights.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part2_35455_7.pdf

  • 13.3 - Are elevated storage areas 4 feet or more above the floor provided with guard rails & toe boards?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 2, Floor and Wall Openings, Stairway, and Skylights, Rule 213 (2), states that an open sided floor or platform 4 feet or more above adjacent floor or ground level shall be guarded by a standard barrier as specified in rule 231 on all open sides except where there is entrance to a ramp, stairway or fixed ladder. The barrier shall be provided with a toe board as specified in rule 233 (2) where, beneath the open sides:
    (A) Persons can pass.
    (B) There is moving machinery, or
    (C) There is equipment with which falling materials could create a hazard.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 2, Floors. And Wall Openings, Stairways, and Skylights.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part2_35455_7.pdf

14.0 Vehicle Operations (CMV, Tractors, Aerial Lifts, PIT)

  • 14.1 - Are drivers medical certificates on file?

  • State and Federal motor carrier laws require that employees that operate vehicles with a GVWR of over 10,000 pounds obtain a medical certificate.


    For additional information follow link to the Michigan Center For Truck Safety.
    http://www.Truckingsafety.org

  • 14.2 - Have operators of tractors been trained and is documentation on file?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 22, Tractors, Rule 2232, states that an employer or his designated representative shall provide training to an employee prior to to the employees assignment as an operator of a tractor. Instructions shall include the following:
    (A) Capabilities of the equipment and attachments.
    (B) Purpose, use, and limitations of controls.
    (C) How to make daily checks.
    (D) Practice operating assigned tractors through the functions necessary to perform the job.
    (E) Use of seat belt.


    Special Note: MIOSHA has determined that tractors with fork attachments are not considered to be Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) and will fall under Part 22 because they are classed as earth moving vehicles. Bulldozers and skid steers would also fall under Part 22.

    Any units with a vehicle designed specifically as a forklift should refer to Part 21, PIT for guidance.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 22, Tractors
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part22_51248_7.pdf

  • 14.3 - Have operators of aerial work platforms been trained and is documentation on file?

  • MIOSHA Standard Part 32, Aerial Work Platforms, Rule 3203, (a), states that an employer shall provide training to employees in the operations, hazards, safeguards and safe practices described in these rules by a qualified person.

    Rule 3027, (1), states that an employer shall provide the operator of an aerial work platform with an aerial list permit. The requirements of subrule (8) (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this rule shall be met before an employee is issued a permit.

    Follow link to MIOSHA Standard Part 32, Aerial Work Platforms.
    http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_part32_35543_7.pdf

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