1.0 General Workplace

  • Containers are stored safely so as not to cause a tripping or fall hazard.

  • Wooden pallets must lie flat, and don't lean on edge.

  • Furniture is in sound condition.

  • Liquid spills are cleaned up quickly.

  • Clear access to eyewash stations are maintained.

  • Equipment and tools are put away when not in use, and have a designated home.

  • Are walkways adequately clear and free of congestion. All aisles maintained at 30" widths

  • Floors surfaces are even, clean, and dry.

  • Outside areas are regularly swept and organized.

  • All waste streams are managed correctly.

  • Hoses and cords must not present a trip hazard or obstruct walkways.

  • Stairs and risers are kept clear.

  • Are hand railings and horizontal safety chains in good condition?

  • Observe everyone on shop floor to be wearing appropriate PPE.

  • Personal Protection Equipment is stored in a clean location.

  • All carts and pallet jacks stored safely when not in use.

  • All shelving and racking must have no damage to uprights or cross-beams that would compromise its integrity.

  • All shelving and racking (5' or higher), must either be secured to each other, or if available, to the wall.

2.0 Fire Prevention

  • Evacuation plan is displayed and understood by associates.

  • Exit pathways and doors must be kept clear of tripping hazards and obstructions.

  • Emergency exit doors are visibly marked with lit signage.

  • Flammable materials are not stored next to exit doors.

  • Evacuation drill is conducted at least once every six months.

  • Fire alarm system functions normally and can be heard from all locations within the building.

  • Exit and exit pathways are clearly marked for emergency evacuation purposes.

  • Exit doors can be opened easily from the inside.

  • Fire extinguishers are hung off the floor and remain readily accessible.

  • Fire extinguishers are inspected monthly with the inspection date noted.

3.0 Electrical Safety

  • All 110 volt plugs require a grounding plug.

  • Extension cords are not used as replacement for permanent wiring.

  • Extension cords and power strips are not daisy chained in sequence.

  • Floor heaters are plugged directly into wall socket, and not into an extension cord or power strip.

  • Floor heaters must have rollover kill switch.

  • Electrical panels require at least 36" of frontal clearance.

  • Electrical cords do not have any exposed insulation or wires.

  • Electrical cords are not spliced together with wire nuts or tape outside of conduit.

  • Tension relief is required on flexible electrical cords to eliminate strain on connections.

  • Disconnect switches must be legibly and durably marked to indicate the purpose.

  • Breaker box doors remain closed when not in use.

  • Materials are not stored on top of electrical boxes, transformers, or service panels.

  • Plugs, sockets, switches, and cover plates are free from damage.

  • Emergency safety switches have been tested every 6 months.

4.0 Chemical Safety

  • All containers containing wastes, universal wastes, or process materials are in good condition, with no visible signs of leakage, and are clearly labeled.

  • Labels identify the contents of the container by name or chemical composition.

  • Container labels must be complete, clearly legible, and must include hazard warnings.

  • If a container can't be labeled, a sign, placard, batch ticket or process sheet must be utilized to identify container contents and hazards.

  • Spill response kits are adequately stocked and in good condition.

  • Drip pans on floor to prevent spillage.

5.0 Machine Safety

  • Equipment is kept clean.

  • Floors around machines are kept clean.

  • Existing guards in good condition.

  • Starting and stopping devices within easy reach of operator.

  • Noise level is managed.

  • Bending or stooping is not required.

  • Lighting is adequate to operate machine.

  • Operators are familiar with Job Hazard Analysis for operating equipment.

  • Pneumatic and hydraulic hoses are protected and free of damage.

  • Propane tanks are secured from falling over or being damaged.

6.0 Guarding and LO/TO

  • Pinch and shear points, rotating parts, flying chips, sparks, etc, must be effectively guarded by physical barriers, presence or pressure sensing devices, electrical interlocks, or other means.

  • Guards that require both hands to operate properly must not be by-passed.

  • Adequate visibility is maintained through guards, as necessary.

  • Overhead lighting and rotating fan blades located within seven feet of work level must be guarded.

  • Lockout procedures are implemented and followed.

  • Broken equipment is fully tagged and locked out, per LO/TO procedures. Smaller broken items are removed from production floor.

  • Compressed air blow off nozzles must have back pressure relief holes in the end of each nozzle.

7.0 Hand Tools

  • Tools in use are undamaged.

  • Tools are put away when not in use.

  • Tools are being used as intended.

  • Broken tools have been removed from production floor.

  • Power tools must have guards around rotating parts.

  • Electrical cords for hand held power tools must be maintained free of splices, cuts, and frays.

Summary

  • Overall comments supporting safety observations.

  • Provide any examples of best practices demonstrated or noticed during safety audit walkthrough.

  • Name of primary auditor conducting walkthrough.

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