1.0 Employer Posting

1.1 Is the required OSHA Job Safety and Health Protection Poster displayed in a prominent location where all employees are likely to see it?

1.2 Are emergency telephone numbers posted where they can be readily found in case of emergency?

1.3 Is the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300A) posted during the months of February, March and April?

2.0 Recordkeeping

2.1 Are employee JTP training records kept and accessible for review by employees?

3.0 Fire Protection

3.1 If you have outside private fire hydrants, are they flushed at least once a year and on a routine preventive maintenance schedule?

3.2 Are portable fire extinguishers provided in adequate number and type and mounted in readily accessible locations?

3.3 Are all extinguishers services, maintained and tagged annually (not to exceed 1 year)?

3.4 Are extinguishers free from obstructions or blockage?

3.5 Are employees periodically instructed in the use of fire extinguishers and fire protection procedures?

3.6 Are appropriate fire extinguishers mounted within 75 feet of outside areas containing flammable liquids and within 10 feet of any inside storage area for such materials?

3.7 Are all extinguishers fully charged and in their designated places?

4.0 Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing

4.1 Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is any danger of flying particles or corrosive materials?

4.2 Are approved safety glasses required to be worn at all times in areas where there is a risk of eye injuries such as punctures, abrasions, contusions, or burns?

4.3 Are employees who wear corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) in workplaces with harmful exposures required to wear only approved safety glasses, protective goggles, or use other medically approved precautionary procedures?

4.4 Are protective gloves, aprons, shields, or other means provided and required where employees could be cut or where there is reasonably anticipated exposure to corrosive liquids, chemicals, blood, or other potentially infectious materials? See the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard, 29 CFR 1910.1030(b), for the definition of "other potentially infectious materials."

4.5 Is appropriate foot protection required where there is the risk of foot injuries from hot, corrosive, or poisonous substances, falling objects, crushing, or penetrating actions?

4.6 Are approved respirators provided when needed? (See 29 CFR 1910.134 for detailed information on respirators or check OSHA's website).

4.7 Is all PPE maintained in a sanitary condition and ready for use?

4.8 Are food or beverages consumed only in areas where there is no exposure to toxic material, blood, or other potentially infectious materials?

4.9 Does the site offer all three types of hearing protection?

5.0 General Work Environment

5.1 Are all work sites clean, sanitary and orderly?

5.2 Are all spilled hazardous materials or liquids, including blood and other potentially infectious materials, cleaned up immediately and according to proper procedures?

6.0 Walkways

6.1 Are all work areas adequately illuminated?

6.2 Are aisles and passageways kept clear and marked as appropriate?

6.3 Are wet surfaces covered with non-slip materials?

6.4 Are holes in the floor, sidewalk, or other walking surface repaired properly, covered, or otherwise made safe?

6.5 Is there safe clearance for walking in aisles where motorized or mechanical handling equipment is operating?

6.6 Are materials or equipment stored in such a way that sharp projections will not interfere with the walkway?

6.7 Are changes of direction or elevations readily identifiable?

6.8 Is adequate headroom provided for the entire length of any aisle or walkway (min 6' 8")?

6.9 Are standard guardrails provided wherever aisle or walkway surfaces are elevated more than 30 inches above any adjacent floor or the ground?

6.10 Are bridges provided over conveyors and similar hazards?

7.0 Floor and Wall Openings

7.1 Are floor openings guarded by a cover, a guardrail, or equivalent on all sides (except at stairways or ladder entrances)?

7.2 Are toe boards installed around the edges of permanent floor openings where persons may pass below the opening?

7.3 Are grates or similar type covers over floor openings such as floor drains designed to allow unimpeded foot traffic or rolling equipment?

7.4 Are unused portions of service pits and pits not in use either covered or protected by guardrails or equivalent?

8.0 Stairs and Stairways

8.1 Do standard stair rails or handrails on all stairways have at least four risers?

8.2 Are all stairways at least 22 inches (55.88 centimeters) wide?

8.3 Do stairs have landing platforms not less than 30 inches in the direction of travel and extend 22 inches in width at every 12 feet or less of vertical rise?

8.4 Do stairs angle no more than 50 and no less than 30 degrees?

8.5 Are stairs of hollow-pan type treads and landings filled to the top edge of the pan with solid material?

8.6 Are step risers on stairs uniform from top to bottom?

8.7 Are steps slip-resistant?

8.8 Are stairway handrails located between 30 inches and 34 inches above the leading edge of stair treads?

8.9 Do stairway handrails have at least 3 inches of clearance between the handrails and the wall or surface they are mounted on?

8.10 Where doors or gates open directly on a stairway, is a platform provided so the swing of the door does not reduce the width of the platform to less than 21 inches?

8.11 Are stairway handrails capable of withstanding a load of 200 pounds, applied within 2 inches of the top edge in any downward or outward direction (never test outward)?

9.0 Elevated Surfaces

9.1 Are signs posted, when appropriate, showing the elevated surface load capacity?

9.2 Are surfaces that are elevated more than 30 inches provided with standard guardrails?

9.3 Are all elevated surfaces beneath which people or machinery could be exposed to falling objects provided with standard 4-inch toe boards?

9.4 Is a permanent means of access and egress provided to elevated storage and work surfaces?

9.5 Is required headroom provided where necessary?

9.6 Is material on elevated surfaces piled, stacked, or racked in a manner to prevent it from tipping, falling, collapsing, rolling, or spreading?

9.7 Are dock boards or bridge plates used when transferring materials between docks and trucks or rail cars?

10.0 Exiting or Egress-Evacuation

10.1 Are all exits marked with an exit sign and illuminated by a reliable light source?

10.2 Are the directions to exits, when not immediately apparent, marked with visible signs?

10.3 Are doors, passageways or stairways that are neither exits nor access to exits, but could be mistaken for exits, appropriately marked "NOT AN EXIT," "TO BASEMENT," "STOREROOM," etc.?

10.4 Are exit signs labeled with the word "EXIT" in lettering at least 5 inches (12.70 centimeters) high and the stroke of the lettering at least l/2inch (1.2700 centimeters) wide?

10.5 Are exit doors side-hinged?

10.6 Are all exits kept free of obstructions?

10.7 Are at least two means of egress provided from elevated platforms, pits, or rooms where the absence of a second exit would increase the risk of injury from hot, poisonous, corrosive, suffocating, flammable, or explosive substances?

10.8 Are there sufficient exits to permit prompt escape in case of emergency?

10.9 Are special precautions taken to protect employees during construction and repair operations?

10.10 Are exit doors able to be opened from the direction of exit travel without the use of a key or any special knowledge or effort when the building is occupied?

10.11 Where panic hardware is installed on a required exit door, will it allow the door to open by applying a force of 15 pounds (6.80 kilograms) or less in the direction of the exit traffic?

10.12 Where exit doors open directly onto any street, alley, or other area where vehicles may be operated, are adequate barriers and warnings provided to prevent employees from stepping into the path of traffic?

11.0 Portable Ladders

11.1 Are all ladders maintained in good condition, joints between steps and side rails tight, all hardware and fittings securely attached, and movable parts operating freely without binding or undue play?

11.2 Are non-slip safety feet provided on each metal or rung ladder, and are ladder rungs and steps free of grease and oil?

11.3 Are employees prohibited from placing a ladder in front of doors opening toward the ladder unless the door is blocked open, locked, or guarded?

11.4 Are employees prohibited from placing ladders on boxes, barrels, or other unstable bases to obtain additional height?

11.5 Are employees required to face the ladder when ascending or descending?

11.6 Are employees prohibited from using ladders that are broken, have missing steps, rungs, or cleats, broken side rails, or other faulty equipment?

11.7 Are employees instructed not to use the top step of ordinary stepladders as a step?

11.8 When portable rung ladders are used to gain access to elevated platforms, roofs, etc., does the ladder always extend at least 3 feet above the elevated surface?

11.9 Are employees required to secure the base of a portable rung or cleat type ladder to prevent slipping, or otherwise lash or hold it in place?

11.10 Are portable metal ladders legibly marked with signs reading "CAUTION - Do Not Use Around Electrical Equipment" or equivalent wording?

11.11 Are employees prohibited from using ladders as guys, braces, skids, gin poles, or for other than their intended purposes?

11.12 Are employees instructed to only adjust extension ladders while standing at a base (not while standing on the ladder or from a position above the ladder)?

11.13 Are the rungs of ladders uniformly spaced at 12 inches (30.48 centimeters) center to center?

12.0 Hand Tools and Equipment

12.1 Are all tools and equipment (both company and employee-owned) used at the workplace in good condition?

12.2 Are hand tools, such as chisels, punches, etc., which develop mushroomed heads during use, reconditioned or replaced as necessary?

12.3 Are broken or fractured handles on hammers, axes and similar equipment replaced promptly?

12.4 Are worn or bent wrenches replaced?

12.5 Are appropriate handles used on files and similar tools?

12.6 Are appropriate safety glasses, face shields, etc., used while using hand tools or equipment that might produce flying materials or be subject to breakage?

12.7 Are jacks checked periodically to ensure they are in good operating condition?

12.8 Are tool handles wedged tightly into the heads of all tools?

12.9 Are tool cutting edges kept sharp so the tool will move smoothly without binding or skipping?

12.10 Are tools stored in a dry, secure location where they cannot be tampered with?

12.11 Is eye and face protection used when driving hardened or tempered studs or nails?

13.0 Portable (Power Operated) Tools and Equipment

13.1 Are grinders, saws and similar equipment provided with appropriate safety guards?

13.2 Are power tools used with proper shields, guards, or attachments, as recommended by the manufacturer?

13.3 Are portable circular saws equipped with guards above and below the base shoe?

13.4 Are circular saw guards checked to ensure that they are not wedged up, leaving the lower portion of the blade unguarded?

13.5 Are rotating or moving parts of equipment guarded to prevent physical contact?

13.6 Are all cord-connected, electrically operated tools and equipment effectively grounded or of the approved double insulated type?

13.7 Are effective guards in place over belts, pulleys, chains and sprockets on equipment such as concrete mixers, air compressors, etc.?

13.8 Are portable fans provided with full guards or screens having openings 1/2 inch (1.2700 centimeters) or less?

13.9 Is hoisting equipment available and used for lifting heavy objects, and are hoist ratings and characteristics appropriate for the task?

13.10 Are ground-fault circuit interrupters provided on all temporary electrical 15 and 20 ampere circuits used during periods of construction?

13.11 Are pneumatic and hydraulic hoses on powder-operated tools checked regularly for deterioration or damage?

14.0 Abrasive Wheel Equipment Grinders (Bench Grinders)

14.1 Is the work rest used and kept adjusted to within 1/8 inch of the wheel?

14.2 Is the adjustable tongue on the top side of the grinder used and kept adjusted to within 1/4 inch of the wheel?

14.3 Do side guards cover the spindle, nut and flange and 75 percent of the wheel diameter?

14.4 Are bench and pedestal grinders permanently mounted?

14.5 Are goggles or face shields always worn when grinding?

14.6 Is the maximum revolutions per minute (rpm) rating of each abrasive wheel compatible with the rpm rating of the grinder motor?

14.7 Are fixed or permanently mounted grinders connected to their electrical supply system with metallic conduit or other permanent wiring method?

14.8 Does each grinder have an individual on and off control switch?

14.9 Is each electrically operated grinder effectively grounded?

14.10 Are new abrasive wheels visually inspected and ring tested before they are mounted?

14.11 Are dust collectors and powered exhausts provided on grinders used in operations that produce large amounts of dust?

14.12 Are splash guards mounted on grinders that use coolant to prevent the coolant from reaching employees?

14.13 Is cleanliness maintained around grinders?

15.0 Machine Guarding

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

15.2 Is sufficient clearance provided around and between machines to allow for safe operations, set up and servicing, material handling and waste removal?

15.3 Is equipment and machinery securely placed and anchored to prevent tipping or other movement that could result in personal injury?

15.4 Is there a power shut-off switch within reach of the operator's position at each machine?

15.5 Can electric power to each machine be locked out for maintenance, repair, or security?

15.6 Are the noncurrent-carrying metal parts of electrically operated machines bonded and grounded?

15.7 Are foot-operated switches guarded or arranged to prevent accidental actuation by personnel or falling objects?

15.8 Are manually operated valves and switches controlling the operation of equipment and machines clearly identified and readily accessible?

15.9 Are all emergency stop buttons colored red?

15.10 Are all pulleys and belts within 7 feet of the floor or working level properly guarded?

15.11 Are all moving chains and gears properly guarded?

15.12 Are methods provided to protect the operator and other employees in the machine area from hazards created at the point of operation, in-going nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks?

15.13 Are machine guards secure and arranged so they do not cause a hazard while in use?

15.14 If special hand tools are used for placing and removing material, do they protect the operator's hands?

15.15 Are provisions made to prevent machines from automatically starting when power is restored after a power failure or shutdown?

15.16 Are machines constructed so as to be free from excessive vibration when the largest size tool is mounted and run at full speed?

15.17 If machinery is cleaned with compressed air, is air pressure controlled and PPE or other safeguards utilized to protect operators and other workers from eye and body injury?

15.18 Are fan blades protected with a guard having openings no larger than l/2 inch (1.2700 centimeters) when operating within 7 feet (2.1336 meters) of the floor?

15.19 Are saws used for ripping equipped with anti-kickback devices and spreaders?

16.0 Lockout/Tagout Procedures (Cardinal Safety Rule)

16.1 Is all machinery or equipment capable of movement required to be de-energized or disengaged and blocked or locked out during cleaning, servicing, adjusting, or setting up operations?

16.2 If the power disconnect for equipment does not also disconnect the electrical control circuit, are the appropriate electrical enclosures identified and is a means provided to ensure that the control circuit can also be disconnected and locked out?

16.3C Is the locking out of control circuits instead of locking out main power disconnects prohibited?

16.4 Are appropriate employees provided with individually keyed personal safety locks?

16.5C Are employees required to keep personal control of their key(s) while they have safety locks in use?

16.6C Is it required that only the employee exposed to the hazard can place or remove the safety lock?

16.7C Is it required that employees check the safety of the lockout by attempting a startup after making sure no one is exposed?

16.8C Are employees instructed to always push the control circuit stop button or turning switches and valves to off positions prior to re-energizing the main power switch?

16.9C Is there a means provided to identify any or all employees who are working on locked-out equipment by their locks or accompanying tags? (Violation is considered progressive discipline)

16.10 Are a sufficient number of accident prevention signs or tags and safety padlocks provided for any reasonably foreseeable repair emergency?

17.0 Welding, Cutting, Brazing

17.1 Are only authorized and trained personnel permitted to use welding, cutting, or brazing equipment?

17.2 Does each operator have a copy of and follow the appropriate operating instructions?

17.3 Are compressed gas cylinders regularly examined for obvious signs of defects, deep rusting, or leakage?

17.4 Is care used in handling and storage of cylinders, safety valves, relief valves, etc., to prevent damage?

17.5 Are precautions taken to prevent the mixture of air or oxygen with flammable gases, except at a burner or in a standard torch?

17.6 Are only approved apparatuses (torches, regulators, pressure reducing valves, acetylene generators, manifolds) used?

17.7 Are cylinders kept away from sources of heat and elevators, stairs, or gangways?

17.8 Is it prohibited to use cylinders as rollers or supports?

17.9 Are empty cylinders appropriately marked and their valves closed?

17.10 Are signs posted reading "DANGER, NO SMOKING, MATCHES, OR OPEN LIGHTS," or the equivalent?

17.11 Are cylinders, cylinder valves, couplings, regulators, hoses and apparatuses kept free of oily or greasy substances?

17.12 Is care taken not to drop or strike cylinders?

17.13 Are regulators removed and valve-protection caps put in place before moving cylinders, unless they are secured on special trucks?

17.14 Are liquefied gases stored and shipped valve-end up with valve covers in place?

17.15 Before a regulator is removed, is the valve closed and gas released?

17.16 Is red used to identify the acetylene (and other fuel-gas) hose, green for the oxygen hose and black for inert gas and air hoses?

17.18 Are pressure-reducing regulators used only for the gas and pressures for which they are intended?

17.19 Is grounding of the machine frame and safety ground connections of portable machines checked periodically?

17.20 Is it required that electric power to the welder be shut off when no one is in attendance?

17.21 Is suitable fire extinguishing equipment available for immediate use?

17.22 Is the welder forbidden to coil or loop welding electrode cable around his body?

17.23 Are wet machines thoroughly dried and tested before use?

17.24 Are work and electrode lead cables frequently inspected for wear and damage, and replaced when needed?

17.25 Are cable connectors adequately insulated?

17.26 When the object to be welded cannot be moved and fire hazards cannot be removed, are shields used to confine heat, sparks and slag?

17.27 Are fire watchers assigned when welding or cutting is performed in locations where a serious fire might develop?

17.28 Are combustible floors kept wet, covered with damp sand, or protected by fire-resistant shields?

17.29 Are personnel protected from possible electrical shock when floors are wet?

17.30 Are precautions taken to protect combustibles on the other side of metal walls when welding is underway?

17.31 Are used drums, barrels, tanks and other containers thoroughly cleaned of substances that could explode, ignite, or produce toxic vapors before hot work begins?

17.32 Do eye protection, helmets, hand shields and goggles meet appropriate standards?

17.33 Are employees exposed to the hazards created by welding, cutting, or brazing operations protected with PPE and clothing?

17.34 Is a check made for adequate ventilation in and where welding or cutting is performed?

18.0 Compressors and Compressed Air Tanks

18.1 Are compressors equipped with pressure relief valves and pressure gauges?

18.2 Are safety devices on compressed air systems checked according to manufacturer recommendations?

18.3 Is the belt drive system totally enclosed to provide protection for the front, back, top and sides?

18.4 Are employees strictly prohibited from directing compressed air towards a person?

18.5 Are employees prohibited from using highly compressed air for cleaning purposes?

18.6 When using compressed air for cleaning, do employees wear protective chip guarding and PPE?

18.7 Are employees prohibited from using compressed air to clean up or move combustible dust if such action could cause the dust to be suspended in the air and cause a fire or explosion hazard?

18.8 Are air compressors periodically drained of moisture and oil?

19.0 Compressed Gas Cylinders

19.1 Are cylinders with a water weight capacity over 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) equipped with a means to connect a valve protector device, or with a collar or recess to protect the valve?

19.2 Are cylinders legibly marked to clearly identify the type of gas?

19.3 Are compressed gas cylinders stored in areas protected from external heat sources such as flame impingement, intense radiant heat, electric arcs, or high-temperature lines?

19.4 Are cylinders located or stored in areas where they will not be damaged by passing or falling objects or subject to tampering by unauthorized persons?

19.5 Are cylinders stored or transported in a manner to prevent them from creating a hazard by tipping, falling, or rolling?

19.6 Are cylinders containing liquefied fuel gas stored or transported in a position so that the safety relief device is always in direct contact with the vapor space in the cylinder?

19.7 Are valve protectors always placed on cylinders when the cylinders are not in use or connected for use?

19.8 Are all valves closed off before a cylinder is moved, when the cylinder is empty and at the completion of each job?

19.9 Are low-pressure fuel gas cylinders checked periodically for corrosion, general distortion, cracks, or any other defect that might indicate a weakness or render them unfit for service?

19.10 Does the periodic check of low-pressure fuel gas cylinders include a close inspection of the cylinders' bottoms?

20.0 Industrial Trucks-Forklift (Cardinal Safety Rule)

20.1 Are employees properly trained in the use of the type of industrial truck they operate?

20.2 Have a pre-use inspection been completed?

20.3C Are only trained personnel allowed to operate industrial trucks?

20.4C Is the operator wearing their seat belt while lift is in motion?

20.5 Does each industrial truck have a warning horn, whistle, gong, or other device that can be clearly heard above normal noise in the areas where it is operated?

20.6 Are the brakes on each industrial truck capable of bringing the vehicle to a complete and safe stop when fully loaded?

20.7 Does the parking brake of the industrial truck prevent the vehicle from moving when unattended?

20.8 Are industrial trucks that operate where flammable gases, vapors, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers may be present approved for such locations?

20.9 Are motorized hand and hand/rider trucks designed so that the brakes are applied and power to the drive motor shuts off when the operator releases his or her grip on the device that controls the truck's travel?

20.10 Are safe distances maintained from the edges of elevated ramps and platforms?

20.11 Are employees prohibited from standing or passing under elevated portions of trucks, whether loaded or empty?

20.12C Are unauthorized employees prohibited from riding on trucks?

20.13C Are operators prohibited from driving up to anyone standing in front of a fixed object?

20.14 Are arms and legs kept inside the running lines of the truck?

20.15 Are loads handled only within the rated capacity of the truck?

20.16 Are trucks in need of repair removed from service immediately?

21.0 Entering Confined Spaces (Cardinal Safety Rule)

21.1C Is confined space permit filled out?

21.2C Are all employees trained and authorized for confined space entry?

21.3 Are all lines to a confined space that contain inert, toxic, flammable, or corrosive materials valved off and blanked or disconnected and separated before entry?

21.4 Are all impellers, agitators, or other moving parts and equipment inside confined spaces locked out if they present a hazard?

21.5 Is either natural or mechanical ventilation provided prior to confined space entry?

21.6 Are appropriate atmospheric tests performed to check for oxygen deficiency, toxic substances and explosive concentrations in the confined space before entry?

21.7 Is adequate illumination provided for the work to be performed in the confined space?

21.8 Is there a trained and equipped standby employee positioned outside the confined space, whose sole responsibility is to watch the work in progress, sound an alarm if necessary and render assistance (Attendant)?

21.9 Is the standby employee appropriately trained and equipped to handle an emergency (Rescue)?

21.10 Are employees prohibited from entering the confined space without lifelines and respiratory equipment if there is any question as to the cause of an emergency?

21.11 Is all portable electrical equipment used inside confined spaces either grounded and insulated or equipped with ground fault protection?

21.12 Are compressed gas bottles forbidden inside the confined space?

21.13 Before gas welding or burning is started in a confined space, are hoses checked for leaks, torches lighted only outside the confined area and the confined area tested for an explosive atmosphere each time before a lighted torch is taken into the confined space?

21.14 If employees will be using oxygen-consuming equipment such as salamanders, torches, furnaces, etc., in a confined space, is sufficient air provided to assure combustion without reducing the oxygen concentration of the atmosphere below 19.5 percent by volume?

21.15 Whenever combustion-type equipment is used in a confined space, are provisions made to ensure the exhaust gases are vented outside of the enclosure?

21.16 Is each confined space checked for decaying vegetation or animal matter which may produce methane?

21.17 Is the confined space checked for possible industrial waste which could contain toxic properties?

21.18 If the confined space is below ground and near areas where motor vehicles will be operating, is it possible for vehicle exhaust or carbon monoxide to enter the space?

22.0 Flammable and Combustible Materials

22.1 Are combustible scrap, debris and waste materials (oily rags, etc.) stored in covered metal receptacles and promptly removed from the work site?

22.2 Are accumulations of combustible dust routinely removed from elevated surfaces including the overhead structure of building, etc.?

22.3 Is proper storage practiced to minimize the risk of fire, including spontaneous combustion?

22.4 Are approved containers and tanks used to store and handle flammable and combustible liquids?

22.5 Are all connections on drums and combustible liquid piping, vapor and liquid tight?

22.6 Are all flammable liquids kept in closed containers when not in use (e.g., parts cleaning tanks, pans, etc.)?

22.7 Are bulk drums of flammable liquids grounded and bonded to containers during dispensing?

22.8 Do storage rooms for flammable and combustible liquids have explosion-proof lights and mechanical or gravity ventilation?

22.9 Is liquefied petroleum gas stored, handled and used in accordance with safe practices and standards?

22.10 Are "NO SMOKING" signs posted on liquefied petroleum gas tanks and in areas where flammable or combustible materials are used or stored?

22.11 Are liquefied petroleum storage tanks guarded to prevent damage from vehicles?

22.12 Are all solvent wastes and flammable liquids kept in fire-resistant, covered containers until they are removed from the worksite?

22.13 Is vacuuming used whenever possible rather than blowing or sweeping combustible dust?

22.14 Are chemicals with incompatibilities stored appropriately (i.e. correct distance away, etc.)?

22.15 Are fuel gas cylinders and oxygen cylinders separated by distance and fire-resistant barriers while in storage?

22.16 Are safety cans used for dispensing flammable or combustible liquids at the point of use?

22.17 Are all spills of flammable or combustible liquids cleaned up promptly?

22.18 Are storage tanks equipped with emergency venting that will relieve excessive internal pressure caused by fire exposure?

23.0 Hazardous Chemical Exposure

23.1 Are eye-wash fountains and safety showers provided in areas where corrosive chemicals are handled?

23.2 Are all containers, such as vats, storage tanks, etc., labeled as to their contents, e.g., "CAUSTICS"?

23.3 Are all employees required to use personal protective clothing and equipment when handling chemicals (gloves, eye protection, respirators, etc.)?

23.4 Are flammable or toxic chemicals kept in closed containers when not in use?

23.5 Are chemical piping systems clearly marked as to their content?

23.6 Where corrosive liquids are frequently handled in open containers or drawn from storage vessels or pipelines, are adequate means readily available for neutralizing or disposing of spills or overflows and performed properly and safely?

23.7 Are standard operating procedures established and are they being followed when cleaning up chemical spills?

23.8 Are respirators stored in a convenient, clean and sanitary location, and are they adequate for emergencies?

23.9 Are employees prohibited from eating in areas where hazardous chemicals are present?

23.10 Is PPE used and maintained whenever necessary?

23.11 If you have a respirator protection program, are your employees instructed on the correct usage and limitations of the respirators?

23.12 Are the respirators National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved for this particular application?

23.13 Are they regularly inspected, cleaned, sanitized and maintained?

23.14 If hazardous substances are used in your processes, do you have a medical or biological monitoring system in operation?

23.15 Are you familiar with the threshold limit values or permissible exposure limits of airborne contaminants and physical agents used in your workplace?

23.16 Have appropriate control procedures been instituted for hazardous materials, including safe handling practices and the use of respirators and ventilation systems?

23.17 Whenever possible, are hazardous substances handled in properly designed and exhausted booths or similar locations?

23.18 If internal combustion engines are used, is carbon monoxide kept within acceptable levels?

24.0 Hazardous Substances Communication

24.1 Is there a list of hazardous substances used in your workplace and an MSDS readily available for each hazardous substance used?

24.2 Is each container for a hazardous substance (i.e., vats, bottles, storage tanks, etc.) labeled with product identity and a hazard warning (communication of the specific health hazards and physical hazards)?

25.0 Electrical

25.1 Have employees been trained to work on electrical systems below 600 Volts?

25.2 When electrical equipment or lines are to be serviced, maintained, or adjusted, are necessary switches opened, locked out or tagged, whenever possible?

25.3 Are portable electrical tools and equipment grounded or of the double insulated type?

25.4 Are electrical appliances such as vacuum cleaners, polishers, vending machines, etc., grounded?

25.5 Do extension cords have a grounding conductor?

25.6 Are multiple plug adapters prohibited?

25.7 Are ground-fault circuit interrupters installed on each temporary 15 or 20 ampere, 120 volt alternating current (AC) circuit at locations where construction, demolition, modifications, alterations, or excavations are being performed?

25.8 Are exposed wiring and cords with frayed or deteriorated insulation repaired or replaced promptly?

25.9 Are flexible cords and cables free of splices or taps?

25.10 Are clamps or other securing means provided on flexible cords or cables at plugs, receptacles, tools, equipment, etc., and is the cord jacket securely held in place?

25.11 Are all cord, cable and raceway connections intact and secure?

25.12 Is the location of electrical power lines and cables (overhead, underground, under floor, other side of walls, etc.) determined before digging, drilling, or similar work is begun?

25.13 Is the use of metal ladders prohibited where the ladder or the person using the ladder could come in contact with energized parts of equipment, fixtures, or circuit conductors?

25.14 Are all disconnecting switches and circuit breakers labeled to indicate their use or equipment served?

25.15 Are all electrical raceways and enclosures securely fastened in place?

25.16 Is sufficient access and working space provided and maintained around all electrical equipment to permit ready and safe operations and maintenance?

25.17 Are all unused openings (including conduit knockouts) in electrical enclosures and fittings closed with appropriate covers, plugs, or plates?

25.18 Are electrical enclosures such as switches, receptacles, junction boxes, etc., provided th tight-fitting covers or plates?

25.19 Are employees who regularly work on or around energized electrical equipment or lines instructed in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

26.0 Fueling

24.1 Are employees prohibited from fueling an internal combustion engine with a flammable liquid while the engine is running?

24.2 Are fueling operations performed to minimize spillage?

24.3 When spillage occurs during fueling operations, is the spilled fuel washed away completely, evaporated, or are other measures taken to control vapors before restarting the engine?

24.4 Are fuel tank caps replaced and secured before starting the engine?

24.5 Are fueling hoses designed to handle the specific type of fuel?

24.6 Are open lights, open flames, sparking, or arcing equipment prohibited near fueling or transfer of fuel operations?

24.7 Is smoking prohibited in the vicinity of fueling operations?

24.8 Are fueling operations prohibited in buildings or other enclosed areas that are not specifically ventilated for this purpose?

24.9 Where fueling or transfer of fuel is done through a gravity flow system, are the nozzles self-closing?

27.0 Identification of Piping Systems

25.1 When non-potable water is piped through a facility, are outlets or taps posted to alert employees that the water is unsafe and not to be used for drinking, washing, or other personal use?

25.2 When hazardous substances are transported through above-ground piping, is each pipeline identified at points where confusion could introduce hazards to employees?

25.3 When pipelines are identified by color painted bands or tapes, are the bands or tapes located at reasonable intervals and at each outlet, valve, or connection, and are all visible parts of the line so identified?

25.4 When the contents of pipelines are identified by name or name abbreviation, is the information readily visible on the pipe near each valve or outlet?

25.5 When pipelines are heated by electricity, steam, or other external source, are suitable warning signs or tags placed at unions, valves, or other serviceable parts of the system?

28.0 Materials Handling

26.1 Is there safe clearance for equipment through aisles and doorways?

26.2 Are aisle permanently marked and kept clear to allow unhindered passage?

26.3 Are motorized vehicles and mechanized equipment inspected daily or prior to use?

26.4 Are vehicles shut off and brakes set prior to loading or unloading?

26.5 Are containers of liquid combustibles or flammables, when stacked while being moved, always protected by dunnage (packing material) sufficient to provide stability?

26.6 Are dock boards (bridge plates) used when loading or unloading operations are taking place between vehicles and docks?

26.7 Are trucks and trailers secured from movement during loading and unloading operations?

26.8 Are dock plates and loading ramps constructed and maintained with sufficient strength to support imposed loading?

26.9 Are hand trucks maintained in safe operating condition?

26.10 Are pallets usually inspected before being loaded or moved?

26.11 Are safety latches and other devices being used to prevent slippage of materials off of hoisting hooks?

26.12 Are securing chains, ropes, chokers, or slings adequate for the job?

26.13 Are provisions made to ensure that no one is below when hoisting material or equipment?

29.0 Transporting Employees and Materials

27.1 Do employees who operate vehicles on public thoroughfares have valid operator's licenses?

27.2 Is a fully charged fire extinguisher, in good condition, with at least a 4 B:C rating maintained in each employee transport vehicle?

30.0 Sanitizing Equipment and Clothing

30.1 When employees are required to change from street clothing into protective clothing, is a clean change room with a separate storage facility for street and protective clothing provided?

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