Work Areas

  • Is safety signage, labelling in good condition and not missing? (Examples: Pinch Point, Electrical Hazard, Fire Extinguishers, Eye Wash Stations, etc.)

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  • Are communication postings current or in date? (Example: OSHA Log, Safety Communication Boards, etc.)

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  • Are pallets, packing materials, waste stored safely in the right place? (Example: No higher than 25 pallets in a stack, pallets not overhanging racking, pallets not leaning against the wall)

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  • Is lighting adequate (Ask two employees)

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  • Are racks, storage shelves in good condition

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  • Is the area clear of slip, trip, and fall hazards?

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  • Is there adequate space, aisles, work space (36-42 inch aisles maintained clear)?

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First Aid Facilities

  • Is there at least one fully equipped first aid box available nearby?

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  • Are first aid supplies within their expiration date drugs, eyewash bottles)?

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  • Are eyewash stations within expiration date and not leaking?

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  • Do workers know who is qualified persons to render first aid (ask one employee)

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Machine, Equipment, Ladders

  • Are employees using machines safely?

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  • Does equipment/ machinery appear safe and in good condition?

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  • Are safeguards provided for all hazardous moving parts? (i.e., catch points, snag points protected?) Take a picture of all safeguards provided

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  • Abrasive wheel grinders - is tongue guard at 1/4” & tool rest at 1/8” (use guide)?

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  • Are portable/fixed ladders/stairs in good condition, labeled, properly stowed? (secured to support in an upright position, rubber feet attached, tightly constructed)

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Electrical Safety

  • Are wires or wire connections free of damage and in good condition?

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  • Do all electrical panels have at least 36" unobstructed clearance?

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  • All power strips & extension cords free of “Daisy Chaining”?

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  • No more than one power strip plugged into the outlet?

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  • Are all switchboxes, panels and sockets provided with suitable cover (knockouts)

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  • No flexible drop cords running through unprotected holes or lacking strain relief?

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  • Are extension cords free of damage and being used properly? (temp. Only 90 days max, ask someone

  • Is LOTO being used when working on equipment? (Observe or ask an employee)

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Personal Ergonomics, training and PPE

  • Are the employees practicing good ergonomics? (Observe)

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  • If lifting aides are available are they being used? (Observe, ask)?

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  • Are the employees using proper PPE?

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  • Have employees been properly trained on the use of PPE? (Ask an employee)

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  • Is all PPE in good condition and maintained? (Example: are respirators stored properly)

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  • Is the proper PPE available when needed?

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  • Are respirator cartridges within the effective use dates?

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  • Are employees trained in lifting and other manual handling techniques (ask employee)?

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  • Are office staff trained on proper computer workstation design (VDT’s) (ask one employee)?

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  • Do the employees seem sufficiently focused on their job?

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Emergency Exits, Fire and Safety Equipment

  • Are all emergency exits free from obstructions?

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  • Are all emergency exits clearly marked with illuminated or self-illuminated signs?

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  • Are fire extinguishers accessible within 75 feet and locations marked (on floor and above)?

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  • Have employees been instructed in the evacuation procedures (Ask employee)?

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  • Is the proper fire and safety equipment available and inspected?

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  • Are fire pull stations free of obstructions?

Handling Hazardous/Non-Hazardous Materials

  • Are all containers including secondary containers properly labeled and stored? (i.e., closed) - Provide photos

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  • Are all containers free of damage such as bulging and rusting, crusting, evident leakage?

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  • Are containers stored away from incompatible materials/ chemicals by means of a separate spill pallet or another form of containment?

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  • Is there a spill kit available in the area where hazardous/non-hazardous material stored?

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  • Are SAA (Satellite Accumulation Area) & HWSA (Hazardous Waste Storage Area) being inspected? (Wiscasset only)

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  • Is suitable PPE available for handling hazardous/non-hazardous materials?

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  • Do employees know what to do if there is a spill (ask an employee)?

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  • Have employees been trained on the hazards of the materials (ask an employee)?

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  • Are Safety Data Sheet (SDS) readily available for reference if needed (ask an employee for the location)?

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  • Are all materials/chemicals within their expiration dates?

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Building exterior

  • Is night time lighting adequate?

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  • Are loading dock areas free of trash and debris?

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  • Are all hydraulic lines on compactor in good condition?

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  • Are all emergency exits free of obstacles?

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  • Are walkways, entrances and stairways clear of snow/ice in winter months?

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  • Are all areas salted or sanded during winter months?

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  • Are there no visible dangers present during winter months? (ice build- up overhead slip hazards, etc.)

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  • No unsecured/unlocked “attractive nuisances” that others can access, i.e., ladders, hazardous or flammable materials, etc.

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Quality (Speak to area employees to answer quality questions)

  • Is there a cross-training plan in place?

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  • Are product specifications known?

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  • Are proper non-conformance handling procedures being practiced?

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  • Are procedures periodically reviewed?

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  • Is A3 problem solving taking place?

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  • Is non-conforming material being segregated from conforming material?

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  • Are materials identified and is the location accurate on the label?

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