Emergency Response

Is there a written Emergency Response plan posted onsite?

Are employees informed of the contents of the plan and where it is posted?

Does the plan include actions for medical emergencies?

Does the plan include what notification systems will be used?

Does the plan include actions for chemical spills?

Does the plan specify evacuation routes and assembly points?


Adequate number and types of toilets and hand washing facilities available and clean?

Projects over $1M require flushing toilets.

Projecting nails or screws bent over or removed?

Walkways and passages clear to walk?

Rebar ends, form stakes or bolts protruding from slabs protected by caps, 2x4, or access blocked?

Personal Protective Equipment

Employees wearing safety glasses when required?

Employees wearing hard hats?

Employees wearing gloves when exposed to cut/chemical hazards?

Hearing / Respiratory Protection worn by employees when required?


GFCI protection in use on all temporary power sources?

Electrical panels and devices labeled and secured?

Extension cords in good condition?

Hand and Power Tools

Power Tools free from damage (switches, cords, and guards)?

Hand tools free from damage ( shaft, head, splinters, etc.)?

PAT operator have training card available for review.


Have utilities been located and protected?

Adequately sloped or shored if below 5' in depth?

Means of egress every 25 feet?

Spoil pile and equipment back at least 2 feet from edge?

Water being pumped out if present?

Documented daily inspection available for review?

Fall Protection

Slip/trip hazards removed?

Is there a written fall protection plan available onsite?

Are employees using PFAS trained?

Employees using anchor capable of supporting 5,000 lbs?

Elevated work levels have guardrails or cables at 21" and 42"?

Employees working above 6 feet using fall protection?

All holes covered and labeled?

Hazard Communication

Is there a list of chemicals on the jobsite available?

Is this list updated each time new chemicals are brought onsite?

Are SDS made available to employees using the chemicals?

Are employees trained concerning the Hazard Communication program?

Fire Protection

Only DOT approved containers used for fuel?

Flammable materials removed from job site properly?

Adequate number of fire extinguishers in place?


Do ladders have required safety information stickers?

Are ladders set up on firm, level location or a means of keeping ladders stable in use?

Do extension or job built ladders extend 36 inches above laning?

Are spreader bars locked on step ladders?

Powered Industrial Equipment

All equipment have ROPS installed?

Are daily/pre-use inspections conducted?

Are inspections reviewed by supervisors?

Back up alarm working on on equipment?

Operator wearing seatbelt?

Operator have training card available (forklift), or is there documentation of training?

Employees wearing fall protection when using aerial lift?


Is there a lift plan available onsite?

Do slings and lifting gear (spreader bars, etc.) have legible labels showing their capacity?

Does crane have annual inspection available for review?

Does operator have training card available for review?

Does operator have daily/weekly inspection available for review?

Is swing radius of crane barricaded?

Are outriggers in use (if equipped and needed)?


Mudsill, base plate, and Screwjack in place?

Guardrails, Midrails and Toeboards installed?

Ladder access provided for employees on all working levels?

Rolling scaffold wheels locked?

Hot Work

Fire extinguisher available and inspected?

Flashback arresters in place on torch heads?

Gas cylinders separated when not in use?


All items marked "No" will be corrected promptly.

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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.