Line/Location of Equipment
Is the machine capable of being locked out?
Has the equipment specific lockout/tag out procedure been developed?
Are there any special lockout devices needed, if so have they been ordered and distributed to the appropriate personnel?
Have Sanitation, production, and maintenance employees been properly trained on the lockout procedures?
Have the FSIS IIC been briefed on the new pocedures?
Are equipment disconnects and operating controls labeled?
Are the start and stop controls within easy reach of the operator?
Is there a PM for the equipment? Are maintenace personnel trained to perform the PM?
Can the machine be oiled without removing the safeguards?
If there is more than one operator, are separate controls provided?
Are Emergency Stops accessible to the operator and working?
Have all pinch points and points of operation been properly guarded?
Have all chains and sprockets been properly guarded?
Are there any exposed set screws, key ways, collars, etc?
Have all pulleys and belts been properly guarded?
Have augers (if present) been properly guarded?
Are all machine guards securely attached?
Are interlocks prohibited from being bypassed if applicable?
Test all interlocks to ensure functioning properly if applicable?
Saw blades, is only the length necessary to cut product exposed?
Are all shafts ends covered with a non-rotating cap or cut down to a length of less than 1/2 the diameter of the shaft?
Is the machine wired to NEC and NFPA code?
Is the machine grounded?
Is the power supply correctly fused and protected?
Will additions or modifications require an Arc Flash analysis?
Are all electrical connections secured, cords only the length necessary, conduit only used where required (no cords running through walls, under doors, etc)?
Is there any temporary equipment S/O cord -allowed for only 90 days- if any follow up required?
Has PPE Hazard Analysis been conducted for new jobs?
Is required PPE available and issued to operators?
Have operators been properly trained in use and care of required PPE?
Have appropriate measures been taken to safeguard workers against noise hazards?
Has an area survey been conducted?
If above 85 dB, has noise reduction measures been considered?
Have existing means of egress been obstructed or changed (at least 28")?
Have exit routes been rerouted if necessary?
Have employees been trained in new exit routes?
Has the emergency evacuation drawing been updated?
Is head room at least 7 feet high with no overhead obstructions below 6'8"?
Have all emergency exits been designated by appropriate signage/lighting?
Are new sprinkler systems operational and tested?
Fire Extinguisher accessible and adequately marked?
Does the new equipment generate hazardous vapors/gasses/fumes which will require additional ventilation?
If yes, has ventilation been installed?
If ventilation has not been installed, have employees been instructed in temporary hazard abatement procedures?
Has an ergonomic audit (EJMS) been conducted of the new/modified equipment?
Have identified ergonomic hazards been corrected?
Has the new equipment created a hazardous location?
What is the nature of the hazard?
Are confined spaces, if any, permit required?
Are all hatches and other means of entry labeled as confined spaces?
If yes, have space specific entry procedures been developed?
If yes, have employees been trained on entry procedures?
Will the new equipment create a situation in which employees must work more than 4' above the floor and outside of a standard guard rail?
Has appropriate fall protection equipment been provided to employees?
Have employees been trained in the use of required fall protection equipment?
Have any slip/trip/fall hazards been created?
Has the new equipment introduced any new hazardous chemicals into the facility?
Have employees been trained in the hazards and protective measures for the new chemical?
Does the new/modified equipment require additional process training?
If yes, has the training been conducted?
Have new training requirements, if any, been forwarded to the Training Department?
Is the new equipment designed and manufactured to be easily cleaned?
Is there an SOP in place to break down the equipment for cleaning?
Has USDA been notified of the addition and the start up of the equipment?
Has the Cleaning Contractor been notified of the addition and the start up date of the equipment?
Has equipment received the necessary air permits?
Has the regulatory agency been notified of start up?
Has an SOP been modified or created to control the equipment per regulations?
Has an updated SOP been submitted to regulators for approval?
Does the facility have spare/redundant critical equipment to keep equipment running within compliance standards?
Has the equipment recieved the necessary waste water permits and/or notifications?
Has an SOP been modified/created to control the equipment to not impact Waste Water?is wastewater
Is wastewater treatment operations prepared to handle the impact of this process change?
Are secondary containment and/or storm water controls in place?
Has the SPCC and/or STW plan been updated, including site maps?
Has a "BMP" been created for this potential pollution source?
Are the necessary "Operational Controls" established and documented in the EMS?
Have any new reporting requirements been added to the Environmental calendar?
Is the process change an Aspect or Significant Aspect?
Has the training schedule been updated to include the process change?
Are the procedures in place to handle the waste (haz or non haz) from the process change?
Has notification to regulators occurred to address EPCRA requirements?
Are appropriate back flow connections installed to prevent contamination of potable water?
Are the appropriate mechanical and procedural systems installed to minimize energy/water usage?
Please list any other issues or concerns which may have arisen during the inspection of the equipment.