1-General & Mgr Support

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  • Disclaimer: While the auditor makes every attempt to observe and locate hazards at the time of this inspection it is not warranted or guaranteed that all hazards were discovered or observed during this inspection. It is recommended and it is required to conduct ongoing periodic safety inspections on an ongoing basis as new or previously uncovered hazards can develop at any time. Additionally the recommendations and warnings listed are from the professional experience and knowledge of the auditor. Should you or your company seek further clarification visit the state or federal OSHA web site for rules and regulations pertaining to the items on your audit.

1.0 Previous Inspection

  • Items from previous audit have been corrected

  • Great job. This shows that safety is a priority.

  • Items from previous audit were observed and have NOT been fully corrected

  • ATTENTION: Items observed on this audit were repeat observances or uncorrected issues. It is imperative that all items be corrected to insure the safety of your staff and reduce risk of accidents or violation. If you need assistance or would like to discuss any item please call 877-354-5434.

  • Risk rating of this facility observed from this audit 1=Best 10=Worst score

  • This facility scored a low risk of injuries, accidents or safety violations based on the observations at the time of this audit

  • This facility scored a moderate risk of accidents, injuries or violations based on the observations at the time of the audit.

  • This facility scored an above average risk of accidents, injuries or violations based on the observations at the time of this audit. Any serious items should be corrected immediately.

  • ATTENTION: The facility scored an extremely high risk score which will likely result in accidents, injuries or violations based on the observations at the time of this audit. Any serious items should be corrected immediately.

Manager Safety Awareness

  • OSHA general duty clause hazards observed

  • All managers have received formal training in safety and health management responsibilities?

  • Managers verify employees are applying their safety training and following procedures?

  • Management follows the rules and addresses the safety behavior of others?

  • Employees feel they have a positive impact on identifying and resolving safety and health issues?

General Duty Safety Clause 5(a)(1) (GDC)

  • OSHA general duty clause hazards observed

  • General hazards observed that could cause injury

  • General hazards observed that could cause injury

  • General hazards observed that could cause injury

  • General hazards observed that could cause injury

  • General hazards observed that could cause injury

2-Chemical Safety

Chemical - RTK and GHS compliance - MSDS 1910.1200

  • Chemical Hazards Observed

  • Are open drums and containers stored on spill containment pallets or pans?

  • Are secondary bottles labeled to meet HMIS or GHS compliance? Do they contain HMIS information or pictograms to indicate hazards along with first aid and specific hazard warning instructions.

  • Is there an SDS binder available where chemicals are used and has it been updated in the last 12 months?

  • Is there an updated chemical inventory available with maximum quantity on hand and location?

Chemical Handling and Storage 1910.120

  • Chemical hazards observed

  • Are open drums and containers stored on spill containment pallets or pans?

  • Are quantities of more than a quart of flammable liquid stored in an approved flammable cabinet?

  • Are metal flammable storage drums grounded properly to prevent sparks and fire?

  • Are approved secondary containers utilized, are they labeled properly and are they compatible with its contents?

  • Are any chemicals stored or being handled in an unsafe manner?

Compressed Gasses 1910 Subpart M

  • Do you have compressed gas cylinders stored at your facility?

  • Do empty cylinders have their valves closed? 1910.253(b)(2)(iii)

  • Are compressed gas cylinders stored to prevent tipping or falling?

  • Are compressed gas cylinders capped with a metal protective cover when not in use?

  • Are the Oxygen and Acetylene tanks at least 20 ft apart?
    OSHA regs state 1926.350(a)(10)
    Oxygen cylinders in storage shall be separated from fuel-gas cylinders or combustible materials (especially oil or grease), a minimum distance of 20 feet (6.1 m)

3-Confined Space

Confined Space 1910.146

  • Do you have confined spaces that have potentially hazardous conditions?

  • Do you have permit required or non permit required confined space posted properly?

4-Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety 1910 Subpart S

  • Electrical hazards observed

  • Do electrical panels and disconnects have 36" radial clearance for emergency access?

  • Are there any electrical cords that are supplying equipment not considered temporary that should be hard wired?

  • Were there excessive extension cords, surge protectors or overloaded circuits observed?

  • Are electrical panels, disconnects and breakers labeled as to what they control?

  • Observed electrical panels and disconnects or junction boxes with open slots, uncapped conduit holes, discontinued circuits or uncovered wiring.

  • Are electrical panels and disconnects labeled with amperage and voltage?

  • Are the facilities maintenance employees trained and using safe Arc Flash 70E and electrical safety procedures when working on HOT circuits?

5-Emergency & Fire

Emergency Equipment 1910.157 and 120

  • Emergency equipment issues

  • Spill kits available where required, inspected and adequate for amount and type of chemicals on site?

  • Are eyewash stations available, inspected and working properly?

  • Are first aid kits available and BBP kits, applicable for the facility, stocked and readily available?

Emergency Preparedness 1910.38

  • Emergency preparedness issues observed

  • Evacuation plan displayed and understood by all employees?

  • Are there equipment specific energy control procedures in place and utilized?

  • Evacuation plan and maps displayed and understood by all employees?

  • Do employees know where to go (a safe zone) and do you have roll call procedures in place?

  • Do you conduct mock drills annually to prepare workers and staff for an emergency?

  • Are emergency numbers posted and up to date in a conspicuous location?

Fire Prevention 29 CFR 1910.39

  • Fire prevention hazards observed

  • Oily rags and combustible refuse stored in covered metal containers?

  • Fire alarm system functioning correctly?

  • Are Fire Extinguishers inspected monthly, documented and clear of obstructions?

  • Last inspection

  • Have automated sprinkler systems and risers been certified within the last 5 years and are they clear of materials?

  • Are sprinkler heads free from obstructions. There should be 18" of clearance

  • Is paper, trash and flammable material stored away from potential fire or combustion hazards?


Environmental Hazards

  • Environmental issues were observed!

  • Is hazardous waste labeled legibly and properly with contents, accumulation start date and EPA I.D.?

  • Observed potential sewer or storm drain pollution.


Ergonomics: Title 8 section 5110 and 5(a)(1) (GDC)

  • Ergonomic hazards observed

  • Can work be done without repetitive twisting, bending or lifting? Is the work area above shoulder level?

  • Can employees keep their hands or wrists in a neutral position when they are working?

  • If workers have to push or pull objects using great amounts of force, are mechanical aids provided?

  • Are there sufficient rest breaks, in addition to scheduled rest breaks, to relieve stress from repetitive-motion tasks?

  • Is work arranged so that workers are not required to lift and carry too much weight?

  • Are pressure points on body parts such as wrists, forearms and backs of thighs avoided?

  • Are workers exposed to excessive vibration from tools or equipment?

  • Are tools, instruments, and machinery shaped, positioned, and handled so that tasks can be performed comfortably?


Exits 1910 Subpart E

  • Means of egress deficiencies observed

  • Exits clear of obstructions?

  • Where exit doors open directly onto a street, alley, or other area where vehicles may be operated, are adequate barriers and warnings provided to prevent employees from stepping directly into traffic?

  • Emergency exit lighting and illuminated exits in place and operable?

  • Where exits are not visible are directional signs provided?

  • Are exit doors able to open from the direction of exit travel without the use of a key or special knowledge or effort?

9-Guarding & LOTO

Machine Guarding 1910 Subpart O

  • Machine Guarding Hazards Observed

  • Guards firmly secured and not easily removable?

  • Observed removed or damaged machine guards. SERIOUS HAZARDObserved removed or damaged machine guards. SERIOUS HAZARD

  • Guards prevent workers from reaching under, around or behind guarded area?

  • Point-of-operation guards provided and in place?

  • Observed bypassed safety switches or interlocks. SERIOUS HAZARD

  • Pinch points and inward running rollers are properly guarded?

  • Belts, chains, gears, sprockets, pulleys and flywheels guarded?

  • Machine controls within easy reach of the operator?

  • Guards provided for any other hazardous moving part of the machine?

  • Are all fans guarded?

  • Safety tips on air hoses?

  • If any employee has long hair, is it tied back?

Lockout Tagout (Control of Hazardous Energy) 29CFR 1910.147

  • Control of hazardous energy (LOTO) issues observed

  • Have written Lockout/Tagout procedures been developed for all hazardous equipment?

  • Have the required periodic audits of energy control procedures been performed and documented? 1910.147(c)(6)(ii)

  • Is Lockout/Tagout equipment available? Are all lockouts documented?

  • Have employees performing lockout tagout been effectively trained?

10-Housekeeping & Inspections

Housekeeping 1910.22

  • Housekeeping hazards observed

  • Entry and walkways kept clear of materials and blockage?

  • Walkways adequately and clearly marked?

  • Floor surfaces even and uncluttered?

  • Are footpaths in good condition?

  • Are railings in good condition?

  • Are fall preventive measures in place and used where gaps occur in railings?

  • Stairs and risers kept clear?

  • Are liquid spills removed quickly?

  • Intersections kept clear of boxes, pallets, etc?

Inspections and Procedures 5(a)(1) (GDC)

  • Control of hazardous energy (LOTO) or Inspection issues observed

  • Are you conducting quarterly period safety inspections to document a safe work environment?

  • Do you inspect eyewash stations, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and any other emergency equipment regularly?

Hoisting equipment

  • Do all limit stops work? Have Operator demonstrate

  • Do all hooks have latches that are operational?

  • Is the load capacity clearly identified

11-Machine Shop

Machine Shop and Maintenance Areas 1910.215, Subpart P,Q,O

  • Machine shop was inspected

  • When welding is the proper ventilation in place, is there a shield to protect other workers and are employees trained on safe welding and hot work procedures?

  • Are maintenance records kept to show PM or other regular maintenance on equipment and to verify equipment in facility is kept in safe working condition?

  • Bench Grinders - Shields in place, tool rest adjusted within 1/16", grinder securely mounted, no non-ferrous material in wheel? 1910.215(b)(1)(iii)

  • Table Saws - Are table saw and portable saw blades properly guarded to prevent injury?

  • Are ladders over 6' and other equipment safely secured to prevent falling?

  • Are hand tools in safe working order? Are electrical cords in good condition?

12-Noise Exposure

Noise Exposure 1910.95

  • Noise from equipment or process was found to exceed safe Decibel levels of 85 DB

  • Are noise levels in any areas at or above 90 decibels for an 8 hour period?

  • If yes are employees required to wear hearing protection and is it well stocked and readily available?

  • Do you have a written Hearing Conservation Program?

  • Do you conduct annual audiometric testing for workers exposed to excessive noise?

  • Are areas posted where hearing protection is required?

13-Training & PPE

Personal Protective Equipment -PPE 1910.132

  • PPE hazards

  • Personal protective equipment is well stocked and available for the hazards present at this facility?

  • Have all workers using PPE been trained on the proper use, fit and limitations of the PPE?

  • Are engineering controls in place to protect workers before PPE is utilized?

Employee Training 29CFR part 128

  • Employee training issues observed

  • Blood Borne Pathogens - Does the employer have documentation of training, including the contents of the training sessions, names and qualifications of trainers, names and job titles of those trained? (Note: Documentation must be kept for three years.) 1910.1030(h)(2)(ii)

  • Facility conducts comprehensive employee hazard training and ensures all participate; in addition, employees can demonstrate proficiency in, and support of areas covered by training?

  • Hazard Communication - Does the employer maintain documentation of the employee name and contents of haz- ardous communication training? 1910.1200(h)(3)

  • Lockout Tagout - Does the employer have certification that training has been accomplished and kept up to date including each employees name and training dates? 1910. 147(c)(7)(iv)

  • New Employee Training: are all employees being trained properly before beginning work for specific hazards associated with their task and general hazards in the facility. Additionally are they trained where emergency equipment and supplies are located and what to do in an emergency or spill of a chemical?

  • Other training deficiencies noted where applicable

  • Personal Protective Equipment - Does the employer have certification with employee’s name, date and subject for personal protective equipment training? 1910.132(f)(4)


Office Areas

  • Office areas were inspected and hazards were found.

  • Exit paths are free of boxes/materials at all times?

  • Aisles, walkways, and work areas are free of trip and fall hazards (i.e. torn carpets, turned up edges of door mats, boxes etc.)

  • Illuminated exit and emergency lighting working properly?

  • First aid kits and fire extinguishers available and inspected regularly?

  • 36” clearance is maintained in front of all electrical panels and fire extinguishers?

  • Electrical cords and plugs are in good condition: not frayed, taped, spliced, covered with carpet or the ground prong missing?

  • Work and storage areas are free of improper storage (e.g., heavy, high and/or unstable storage)

  • Shelf and wall units over 6' or by exit aisles are secured to prevent tip over?

  • Computer work stations and work areas are ergonomically correct and workers are working safely?

  • The use of space heaters is kept to a minimum and the area around them kept clear of combustible materials?

15-Plan Postings and Signage

Postings: State and Federal - Department of Labor and State required.

  • State and federal required posting

  • State and federal posters are current and the information that is required to be filled out by the employer is up to date?

Warning Signs and Labels 1910.16

  • Warning signs, labels and postings

  • Warning signs, stickers or labels were placed in areas or on equipment to notify or warn employees of specific hazards.

  • Are areas where PPE is critical and hazards are prevalent posted to remind workers to wear their assigned PPE?

Written Plans and Procedures. Title 8 3203 and OSH act

  • Written plans and procedures were checked.

  • Is your company's General Safety or IIPP written program up to date and being applied? Has it been reviewed and signed by an officer of the company in the last year?

  • Do you have required written plans such as a respiratory protection program , a chemical hygiene plan, a lockout tagout program or noise exposure program in place and being applied per the plan?

  • Do you have a written emergency preparedness program or fire safety program and is it complied with?

  • Do you have documented employee accountability program in place with progressive discipline for safety violations?

16-Warehouse & Forklifts

Dock and Warehouse Safety 1910 Subpart N

  • Dock and warehouse hazards observed

  • Loading area is clean and uncluttered to prevent falling objects, slips, trips or fall hazards?

  • Pallets must be in good condition. Empty pallets must be stored flat or in a contained area to prevent injury. No broken or protruding wood or nails. No pallets on edge. Avoid storing empty pallets in quantities or densities in excess of O.H. fire sprinkler combustible load ratings.

  • Guardrails and/or covers are provided to protect personnel from the hazards of open sides of stairs, platforms, floor openings, floor holes, mezzanines, equipment pits, and other possible fall hazards.

  • Wheel chock required and utilized when loading or unloading trailers with forklifts?

  • Are open docks with a fall hazard that exceeds 36" protected with a restraint and warning signage?

Forklifts and Pallet Jacks 1910.178

  • Forklift hazards observed

  • Do forklift and lift operators have current training certifications and are they operating the trucks safely?

  • Are Safety belts being worn at all times?

  • Have electric pallet jack operators been trained and certified on their use?

  • Forklifts - Are daily or pre-shift industrial truck inspections being done and documented? 1910.178(g)(7)

  • Are forklifts in safe working condition? Tires good, horn works, backup alarm operational, no cracks in hoses, chains even and greased, etc.

17-Unsafe acts or conditions

Unsafe or Unsafe condition observed

  • An unsafe act was observed by the auditor

  • Element
  • Was an employee or manager involved?

  • Description of unsafe act

  • Department or Area

  • Equipment or machine involved

  • Spoke with employee and reported to manager

  • Had to stop employee and council on safe procedures

  • Photo of issue

  • Name

  • Description of unsafe act

  • Spoke with manager involved

  • Add media

  • A contractor or visitor was involved

  • Name if possible

  • Company

  • Description of unsafe act

  • Add media

  • An unsafe condition was observed

  • Element
  • Describe the unsafe condition

  • Drawings

  • Photo

  • Reported to manager

  • A plan was made to correct the item/s


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