Is the safety footwear required

PPE-Hearing Protection

Are all affected employes wearing hearing protection if required

PPE-Fall Protection

Is anchor point capable of supporting 5,000 lbs per employee and attached to high level equipment

Are all parts of the personal fall arrest system properly maintained, and stored when not in use?

Is damaged equipment immediately removed from service?


Ensure that employees are NOT using gloves where there is danger of the hand protection being caught in moving machinery/material.

Are gloves required for this work

Is the protection appropriate to the risk? Caustic/Thermal/Electric/Chemical/Puncture/Cut, ect?


Are high visibility vests required

Are hard hats required?

General Project Requirements

Where are nearest first aid stations

Are all work areas adequately illuminated?

Are applicable danger/ warning signs up and maintained? Are wet floor signs required?

Are at least the minimum number of toilets/ washing facilities provided?


Are portable ladders in use tied,blocked,or otherwise secured to prevent their being displaced?

Are ladders maintained in good condition?

Ensure step-ladders are not being used as a lean-to/extension ladder

Are employees instructed not to use the top two steps of ordinary stepladders as a step or seat?

Are ladders maintained free of oil,grease,and other slipping hazards?

Are employees facing ladder while descending/ ascending?


Are scaffolds provided for work that cannot be done safely by employees standing on ladders or on permanent /solid construction that is at least 20" wide?

Is the maximum intended working posted/or provided for each scaffold?

Has scaffold been inspected by a competent person for visible defects before each shift?


Are all hand and power tools and similar equipment,whether furnished by the employer or the employee,being kept and maintained in safe condition?

Are all tools found not in proper working order,or that have devoleped a defect during use,being removed from service and not used till properly repaired?

Vehicles & Equipment

Is a qualified person operating the proper equipment as per his/her training?

Are all employees operating company vehicles and equipment in a safe manner?

Has a vehicle inspection been performed?

Electrical hazards

Have all electrical sources been identified and communicated to affected personnel?

Are extension cords and cables in good condition?


Are all applicable permits being filled out properly and consistently?

Have appropriate/required signatures been secured prior to the start of work?

Are all the conditions prescribed on the permit being observed?

Material Storage and Handling

Are scaffolds and platforms free from unnecessary supplies?


Is there an MSDS for each hazardous substance on your project?

Are MSDS's located in an area where they are immediately available to workers on all shifts?

Are all containers of hazardous substances ,such as bottles,cans,vats,storage tanks,etc.,labeled properly


Do employees know what to do in case of a spill/release?

Are sufficient trash containers made available for break/lunch areas and are they being used?

Are employees aware of their environmental responsibilities?

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.