Machine Safety

  • Machine is positioned correctly?

  • Anchored to the floor?

  • Walls or fencing around machine are positioned correctly?

  • All machine guards in place? (Do the guards allow for the operator's hands, arms, or other body parts to make contact with hazardous machine parts?)

  • Are the guards effective? (Is there evidence that the guards have been tampered with or bypassed to make them ineffective?)

  • Are the guards firmly secured and not easily removed?

  • Is the machinery and work station clean and free of oils, greases and debris?

  • Light curtains in place and working correctly?

  • E-Stops working correctly?

  • Lockout / Tag out procedures and/or placards posted on the machine?

Operator Controls

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

  • Are controls labeled to identify their function?

  • Are emergency stop controls easily accessible and clearly identified?

  • Is the machine wired so that it must be manually restarted if power is interrupted and then reapplied?

General Safeguarding Requirements

  • Are controls that require two handed activation wired to include the following: Concurrent use of both hands? Anti-repeat? Anti-hold down?

  • Can the machine be locked out at each power source?

  • Are the guards installed so that they do not create hazards such as shear or pinch points or sharp edges?

  • Are employees trained on all applicable safety procedures relating to machine operation?

  • Is all machinery and equipment kept clean and properly maintained?

  • Are previsions made to prevent machines from automatically starting when power is restored after a power failure or shut down?

Personal Protective Equipment. (PPE)

  • PPE sign posted?

  • Eye protection worn when required?

  • Face shield / Weld mask being used when required?

  • Appropriate gloves / hand protection being used when required?

  • Work boots worn by all employees (no gym shoes, sandals, bare feet)?

  • Is clothing worn in line with company dress code?

Electrical Safety

  • Electrical panels appropriately covered or our employees protected from coming within 6' of a live exposed panel?

  • Lock out / tag out procedures in place and being implemented if required?

  • Are all energized electrical components protected to reduce employee exposures (closed panels, no missing knockouts, etc.)?


  • Clear access/egress to work location?

  • Are slip, trip & fall hazards in reasonable condition to minimize risk of injury?

  • Proper material storage?

  • Adequate lighting?

  • Are all personal belongings properly stored?

Fire Safety

  • Fire extinguishers present within 75 ft. Of machine operation and charged?

  • Fire extinguisher inspection tags up to date?

  • Are flammable materials stored away from potential points of ignition?

  • Is anything blocking an entrance way, fire extinguisher, or pathway?


  • Do aisles have adequate lighting?

  • Are aisles clear of debris, materials & equipment?

  • Is sufficient clearance provided around machines to allow for safe operation and material handling?

Tool Safety

  • Are tools and cords in safe condition for use?

  • Are all tool and machine guards in place and working appropriately?

  • Ground prongs in place on tools and equipment that require them?

Back Injury or Lifting Related Hazards

  • Are employees using safe lifting procedures?

  • Are material handling devices being used appropriately?

Other Employee Safety Issues

  • Any other employee safety issues that are not noted above (unsafe acts, unsafe behavior, violating co. rules, Etc.)

Other Safety Issues

  • Any other job site safety issues that are not noted above?

  • Safety Inspection Completed by John Cooley, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist for Sejong Alabama, LLC.

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