Unsafe Actions

Reactions of People

  • Are they using appropriate PPE for the task?

  • Are they modifying their position in relation to the task?

  • Are they rearranging the job to perform it safely?

  • Are they stopping the job if it can not be performed safely?

  • Are they performing LockOuts if required?

Personal Protective Equipment Head-to-Toe Check

  • Head

  • Eyes and Face

  • Ears

  • Respiratory System

  • Arms and Hands

  • Trunk

  • Legs and Feet

Positions of People

  • Striking against or being struck by objects

  • Caught in, on or between objects

  • Falling

  • Contacting Temperature Extremes

  • Contacting Electric Current

  • Inhaling, absorbing or swallowing a hazardous substance

  • Repetitive motions

  • Awkward Positions or static postures

Tools and Equipment

  • Right tool for the job

  • Used Correctly

  • In safe condition


  • Available

  • Adequate

  • Known

  • Understood

  • Followed

Unsafe Condition

Tools and Equipment

  • Are they right for the job

  • Are they in safe condition

Work area/Environment

  • Is it clean

  • Is it orderly

  • Is it in safe condition

Constructive Feedback and Positive Reinforcement

  • Safe Acts Observed:

  • Unsafe Acts Observed:

  • Observation Completed on:

  • Name of the employee observed:

  • I provided the employee with feedback regarding this safety observation.

  • Observation Completed by:

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