Electrical

  • Is there use of grounded recepticles?

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  • Are extension cords used? (if yes, explain)

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  • Are extension cords in good condition?

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  • Are covers on junction boxes, switches and recepticles?

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  • Is wiring and other equipment in good working condition?

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  • Is there a minimum of 3 ft. clearance in front of panel boxes?

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Walking and Working Surfaces

Housekeeping

  • Are floors clean and dry?

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  • Are floors made of or provided with a non-skid surface?

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  • Is carpeting in good condition and repair?

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  • Are tripping hazards eliminated?

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  • Is there a minimum 3 ft. aisle marked leading to an approved egress?

Stairs

  • Are handrails available?

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  • Are stair treads in good condition and free from tripping hazards?

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  • Is there illumination on stairs?

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Ladders

  • At a minimum, are ladders checked at least monthly for defects?

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  • Are defective ladders removed from service?

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  • Is the use of the top step of ladders prohibited?

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Machinery

  • Do all machine safeguards prevent the operators hands, arms, and other body parts parts from making contact with dangerous moving parts? Example blades, bits, belts, gears, etc.

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  • Are guards in place when machinery is an operation?

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  • Are all starting and stopping controls within easy reach of the operator?

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  • Have appropriate measures been taken to safeguard students against noise hazards?

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  • Are all special guards, enclosures or personal protective equipment utilized when necessary to protect staff and students on or off campus?

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  • Is there enforcement of a safe dress code for the job? Example no loosefitting clothing or jewelry etc.

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  • Does staff and students have the necessary training in how to use the safeguards and know why prior to the machine usage?

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Personal protective equipment

  • Are eye and face protection provided where a flying particle or chemical hazard exist?

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  • Are staff and students provided with and instructed in the proper use of personal protective equipment?

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  • When protective equipment is required, is it appropriate for the job, in good condition, kept clean and sanitary, and stored carefully when not in use? Example hearing, eye, head, etc.

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  • If applicable, is there an emergency eye wash station provided?

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  • Is the emergency eye wash station tested at least monthly?

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Exhaust, ventilation, heat producing units

  • Are ventilation systems in proper working condition?

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  • Are heat dispensing devices properly located and free from obstruction and flammable materials?

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Compressed gases

  • Are all cylinders and pressure vessels identified as to contents?

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  • Are all cylinders and pressure vessels stored in a protective manner to prevent tampering and physical damage?

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  • Are all cylinders and pressure vessels secured to prevent falling or upset?

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  • Are protective caps in place when cylinders are stored or transported?

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  • Are oxygen and nonflammable cylinders stored a minimum of 20 feet away from flammable gas cylinders?

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Fire prevention and protection

  • Are fire extinguishers accessible?

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  • Are fire extinguishers in good working condition?

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  • Are fire pull stations/suppression systems in good working condition?

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  • Are fire suppression systems inspected on a regular basis?

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  • Are approved safety cans and cabinets provided for flammable liquids?

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  • Are flammable liquids stored in a flammable cabinet and labeled?

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  • Is there proper grounding and bonding on flammable liquid containers?

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  • Are solvent rags stored in a self-closing container?

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  • Are waste cans provided and emptied on a daily basis?

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  • Are doors operating properly and not wedged or blocked open?

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  • Are fired evacuation signs posted near the exit?

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  • Are means of ingress clear and unobstructed at all times?

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  • Are exit signs illuminated??

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  • Are rescue windows properly identified and clear at all times?

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  • Are first aid kit provided, stocked, and accessible?

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Miscellaneous

  • Is there documentation of safety training for staff and students?

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  • Does staff and students have the appropriate footgear for the instruction being provided?

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  • Are combustible decorations kept 2 feet from the ceiling and do not exceed 20% of the wall surface when placed in corridors?

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  • Are power handtools inspected for proper working order at least monthly?

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  • Are all accidents reported within 24 hours?

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  • Are all products stored in an inappropriate manner?

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  • Are dust collection systems checked and emptied on a daily basis?

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  • Are TV/VCR carts and other equipment transporter and stored properly?

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Other safety concerns

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