General Housekeeping

Are workspaces clean and orderly?

Are floors clear of debris?

Are floor surfaces dry and free of slip hazards?

Are aisles, hallways, stairs, and exits free of obstruction?

Are materials stored securely and limited in height to prevent collapse?

Are ladders stored properly?

Are stairway doors closed?

Are Ceiling Tiles in place and in good condition?

Emergency Exits and Lighting

Are Emergency Exits signs in working order?

Are emergency exit maps posted and clearly marked?

Are emergency exits free from obstructions?

Is emergency lighting in working order?

Are areas adequately illuminated?

Chemical Safety

Are all hazardous materials properly stored and labeled?

Are Refrigerators labeled as "Food Only" or "Drugs Only"

Are Eye Wash and/or Emergency Shower stations properly maintained and labeled?

Fire Safety

Is 18" of vertical clearance maintained below all sprinkler heads?

Are fire extinguishers current on inspection?

Do fire extinguishers show as charged and in designated locations?

Are all ANSUL valves covered over fryers and grills?

Is there a clear path to access fire extinguishers?

Are combustibles stored near electrical or heat sources?

Are there any open punctures / penetrations in ceilings and walls?

Do fire doors close and latch properly?

Electrical Safety

Is 36" clearance maintained in front of electrical panels?

Are power cords/strips used as designated? (No daisy chains)

Do electrical enclosures have any exposed openings? (i.e.- missing breakers, KO plugs, etc...)

Are extension cords being used as "permanent wiring"?

Is the ground prong present on all power cords?

Behavioral / Culture (Questions to ask staff in the area)

Do team members know where to access the SDS's ? (Have someone show you)

If you see a Safety issue, who do you report it to?

Do you understand the safety practices of SMCH and your job? (Record their name and ask for an example)

Do you have any other safety concerns or barriers preventing you from working safe and following our safety practices? (Record name and list items)


Select date
Person Completing Inspection
Select date
Other Persons Involved in Completing Inspection
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.