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SQS Inspection


  • Hallways and transit areas are free of obstacles and unnecessary items, (i.e pallets, buckets, hoses, old equipment (anything that could cause an accident)).

  • Wet or waxed floor provided with warning sign.

  • Ladders are in good physical condition (i.e, there is no corrosion).

  • Railings are provided on the opposite side of the stairs where required.

  • Ladders free of obstruction.

  • Outside stairs have grating.

  • Ladder steps are found without oil or grease stains.

  • If there are stairs or other defective equipment (without shoes covers, without rungs and / or modifications), they are identified with DANGER or OUT OF USE signs.

  • Exterior trash cans with lids on and not overfilled

  • Vegetation is isolated from manufacturing areas at least 18 "away from walls and ceilings.

  • Areas protected with UV lights and mouse traps and are in good condition

  • The walls, ceilings and floors are in good condition: no holes, cracks or unevenness that accumulate possible contamination

  • There are adequate drains to prevent water from accumulating and they are clean (free of glass accumulation, dirty, etc.).

Electrical Safety

  • The cables and electrical equipment have their complete isolation and do not have joints

  • Electrical connections comply with the electrical classification of the area

  • Receptacles are in good condition

  • Portable electrical equipment is grounded

  • The electrical panels are identified, covered, secured and free of obstruction

  • The lamps are shater proof and are in good condition (where there is industrial material, production material and finished product exposed)

  • The lighting of the area is adequate and there are no lamps damaged

Work Area: Safety/GMP/5S

  • There is free and safe space for the handling and movement of equipment in the work area

  • Work area has ONLY the necessary (materials and equipment) to perform the task (s). Work tables are clear and free of oil (i.e, no cell phones, personal items, etc.)

  • All locations of materials, equipment, work instruments, cabinets, drawers, rooms, areas, pipes, confined spaces, etc. are properly identified

  • The required equipment (reagents, cleaning equipment, sanitizers, materials) are organized: in the demarcated area (designated area)

  • Floor demarcations are in good condition and identified

  • The equipment, walls, ceilings, surroundings, pipes, etc. are clean

  • Shelves, cabinets, racks, etc. taller than 4 "are anchored to the wall or floor.

  • Racks have the maximum capacity labeled.

  • Bench equipment are anchored to the floor

  • Heavy and large equipment is secured to the wall or floor

  • Areas are checked to avoid damage by sharp and / or sharp objects

  • The operation points, pinch points and rotating parts of each equipment have been covered with guards that do not allow accidental contact with them while they are in movement

  • Compressed air used for cleaning does not exceed 30 psi

  • Hydraulic and / or pneumatic hoses of the equipment are in good condition

  • Materials are stored in such a way that they are stable and safe (chemical classification, separate cleaning products); heavy material is stored close to the floor

  • Flammable products are stored only inside cabinets approved for such use or areas designed for this purpose

  • The sensors of the machine guarding of the equipment are working.

  • The daily inspection of the forklift and aerial platforms had been completed

  • The work in progress has complied with the Lockout / Tagout (LOTO) procedures.

  • Hazardous works on the area had been covered by a Permit to Work.

  • The pallets are in good condition, they are not wet or broken.

  • Stacking of the pallets no more than 4 pallets per line.

  • The equipment (when applicable) is calibrated and has its calibration stamp updated.

Waste Management

  • Hazardous waste are located in a properly identified satellite area

  • Limits of quantity of storage of dangerous waste in satellite areas are in compliance

  • The oil disposition is adequate; the containers of oil (waste) are labeled and there is no trace of spillage in the area

  • Spill kits are available in the area

  • Recyclable materials are been accumulating properly for recovery

Spill Prevention

  • The containers of dangerous material or oil are properly closed, labeled and have secondary containment

  • There are no leaks of any equipment / components (e.g. tanks, pipes, pumps, etc.).

  • There is no visible contamination or obstruction in drainage ditches or storm trenches (oils, chemicals, garbage, debris, etc.).

  • Measures are being taken to protect the pluvial systems from pollution coming from nearby works (washing, painting, solvent).

  • The necessary control measures are being taken during product / material transfers; The area staff is monitoring them.

  • The spill kit have evidence are sealed. (i.e. zip tie or tamper seal). If spill kit has been opened, verify missing contents and report to EHS.

Hazardous Communication

  • Area personnel knows where to find the SDS.

  • The area is labeled with the necessary personal protective equipment.

  • Areas, utilities stations and containers are properly labeled.

  • Materials identified with their traceability code, product, expiration date, status (approved, conforming, non-conforming, COA attached)

  • The lubricants used are food grade (green label)

Personal Protection Equipment

  • The employees are using personal protective equipment correctly

  • Visitors wear appropriate protective clothing as required by the area (closed shoes, glasses, ear plugs, etc.)

  • No use of jewelry in manufacturing areas

  • Personnel eating chewing gum or food in non-designated areas.

  • Designated areas for smoking, eating and resting existing and identified.

  • Personnel of the manufacturing area is using hairnets or caps.

  • Eye wash station and safety showers are kept clear of obstruction and are inspected.

Fire Protection

  • Fire extinguishers are inspected and recharged

  • The extinguisher areas are demarcated and free of obstacles

  • Personnel list for evacuation is updated and available

  • Evacuation diagram is visible in the areas.

  • The materials are stored at a minimum distance of 18 inches from the ceiling so as not to affect the operation of fire sprinklers

  • The cloth storage containers contaminated with oil or alcohol are labeled "Contaminated solvent wipes" and container is closed

Emergency Exits

  • Emergency exits are properly identified; signs visible and in good condition

  • Emergency exits are free of obstruction

Good Documentation Practices

  • Over-writings duly corrected with signature and date. (Document what records and / or forms were verified)

  • Comments made have signature and date

  • Spaces and / or blank sections duly canceled with a crossed line, signature and date

  • Documents duly completed (no missing data: Ex: temp., Pressure, signatures, dates, etc.)

Document Control

  • Controlled documents have the red stamp that identifies it as: "Controlled Document".

  • Verify if the form, checklist, etc used is the current one in One QEHS

  • The records are identified and in good condition

  • Records and documentation completed duly filed

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