Audit

Confined Spaces

Is this a confined space?

Is permit completed correctly?

Was gas monitor calibrated by a qualified individual?

Are employees knowledgeable about Confined Space Entry prodecures?

Is the OPP Confined Space Program being followed?

Designated Work Space

Is the area clearly defined and identified as a work space?

Is the area clear of debris and any unnecessary materials?

If areas are restricted, are correct procedures being followed to restrict access?

Electrical Safety

Are extension cords being used in lieu of permanent equipment?

Are extension cords and power strips plugged directly into wall outlets?

Are extension cords being run under carpet or through doorways?

Are extension cords daisy chained together?

Are powerstrips UL rated?

Are power cords in good condition and free from splices?

Are grounding prongs being removed from extension cords?

Are outlet, switch, and junction box covers in place and in good repair?

Are circuit breaker panels and emergency shut-offs unobstructed and labeled?

Are electrical outlets overloaded with appliances, etc?

Are energized part, circuits, and equipment guarded against accidental contact?

Are ground fault interruptors installed, labeled, and operating correctly?

Elevated Work Surfaces - Ladders (Non-Fixed)

Are ladders in good condition?

Do portable ladders have anti-slip feet?

Elevated Work Surfaces - Motorized

Are operators licensed in the safe operation of powered industrial trucks and lifts?

Has equipment been inspected?

Is equipment in good working order?

Is personal fall arrest system being used for all aerial lifts?

Elevated Work Surfaces - Scaffolding

Is scaffolding in good condition?

Has scaffolding been erected properly?

Are rails or personal fall arrest system in place?

Are pics approved for such use?

Has area been properly secured and barricaded around scaffolding?

Floor / Wall openings, Runways, Catwalks (with 4ft or more to next level)

Are floor openings properly guarded (railing, toe boards) or covered?

Are skylights guarded?

Are wall openings (including chutes and chases) properly guarded?

Are catwalks equipped with railings and toeboards?

Hazardous Materials

Have all hazardous materials been identified?

All hazardous materials have been abated or controlled?

Lock Out and Tag Out

Is lock out and tag out required?

Do employees understand the Lock out and Tag out program and it's requirements?

Are proper devices being locked and tagged?

Are only the approved lock out and tag out (LOTO) locks being used?

Material Handling and Storage

Is there safe clearance for equipment through aisles and doorways?

Are containers stored, stacked, secured, and of limited height for stability?

Are properly rated dock boards used while loading and unloading trailers?

Are trucks and trailers secured from movement during loading and unloading?

Are shelving and mezzanines properly rated and marked for loads?

Are manual palled jacks, hand-trucks, and dollies in good condition?

Are forklifts and motorized pallet jacks inspected each shift or prior to use?

Are forklift and motorized pallet jack operators licensed?

Are proper lifting techniques being used while lifting or moving loads?

Mechanical Room Safety

Are mechanical rooms properly illuminated?

Are noise levels within acceptable limits or marked as Hearing Protection Required?

Are hearing protective devices readily available in mechanical rooms?

Are work areas clean, organized, and kept orderly? (Garbage disposed of properly, etc)

Is work area properly ventilated for type of equipment or chemicals in use?

Are vacuum systems used when possible instead of blowing or sweeping dusts?

Do temperature and humidity seem to be within acceptable ranges?

Is the area free of visible fungi/mold growth and associated odors?

Are walls, ceilings, floors free of signs of mold or moisture damage?

Are air intake areas free of odor-causing materials or hazardous chemicals?

Is area free from slip, trip, and fall hazards?

Are identified tripping hazards clearly marked?

Are low clearance areas clearly marked?

Personal Protective Equipment

is appropriate head protection available?

Are safety glasses being utilized?

Is protective clothing available and used if hazards are present(coveralls, aprons, etc)?

Is appropriate hand protection available and used if hazards are present?

Is appropriate hearing protection available and used if hazard is present?

Is appropriate footwear being utilized?

Is respiratory protection required the job?

Is PPE being properly stored, kept clean, and in good condition?

Shop Tools

Do employees understand safe operation of the power tools they are using?

Are tools in good working condition?

Are power tools grounded or double insulated?

Are rotating or moving parts (chains, gears, belts, etc) properly guarded?

Are machine guards secure and do not present a hazard in their use?

Is fixed machinery guarded to prevent splash, spark, and flying chip injuries?

Is equipment and machinery securely in place and anchored to prevent movement?

Are guards and safety interlocks in working condition on the equipment in which it is installed?

Is equipment and machinery kept clean and properly maintained?

Is there sufficient clearance around machines for safe operation and services?

Are power shut-off switches within reach of operators position at each machine?

Do machine users understand the safe operation of the machine that they are using?

Are manually operated control switches and valves clearly identified and accessible?

Are emergency stop buttons available, operable, and colored red?

Trenching and Shoring

Are employees following Trenching and Shoring Guidelines?

Has "PA One Call" been notified and is the "one call" up to date for the particular dig?

Has a "competent" person been identified for this job?

Tunnel Work Areas

Are employees following OPP Tunnel Entry Procedures?

Are employees following OPP Restricted Entry Guidelines?

Notes/Comments/Actions Required or Taken

REMINDER - Use the OPP SAFETY REPORT FORM when hazards cannot be immediately corrected.

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.