Focus Four Hazards (These cause 90% of all fatalities)

1.1. Fall Hazards

1.2. Caught-in or -Between Hazards

1.3. Struck by Hazards

1.4. Electrical Hazards

1. Job Information

1.1. OSHA 300 form posted and complete? (Posted between 02/02 and 04/30.)

1.2. State and Federal Safety &Health posters posted?

1.3. Weekly Safety Meetings up to date?

1.4. Hazard communication up to date and accessible?

1.5. First aid kit up to date and accessible?

2. Housekeeping

2.1. General neatness of work area?

2.2. Projecting nails removed or bent over?

2.3. Waste containers provided and used?

2.4. Passageways and walkways clear?

3. Fire Prevention

3.1. Adequate fire extinguishers, checked and accessible?

3.2. "No Smoking" posted and enforced near flamables?

3.3. Extra fire extinguishers at fuel tanks or hazardous work areas?

4. Fall Protection

4.1. Safety rails and cables are secured properly? Cables flagged?

4.2. Employees using personal fall protection equipment? ( harnesses, etc.?)

4.3. Employees exposed to fall hazards are properly tied off?

4.4. Employees below protected from falling objects?

4.5. All guard rails and handrails installed?

5. Hand and Power Tools

5.1. Hand tools inspected regularly?

5.2. Guards in place on tools and machines?

5.3. Right tool being uses for the job at hand?

5.4. Powder actuated tool users are licensed?

5.5. Operators wearing appropriate protective equipment?

6. Ladders

6.1. Ladders are not damaged and in good working order?

6.2. Ladders are positioned safely?

6.3. Ladders properly secured? (Extended minimum 3 feet above landings.)

6.1. No step at top two rungs of stepladder?

7. Scaffolding

7.1. All scaffolding inspected daily by a competent person?

7.2. Scaffold competent person designated in writing?

7.3. Erected on sound, rigid, foundation?

7.4. Tied to structure as required?

7.5. Guardrails, intermediate rails, toe boards, and screens in place?

7.6. Planking is complete, sound, and sturdy?

7.7. Proper access provided?

7.8. Employees below protected from falling objects?

8. Floor and Wall Openings

8.1. All floor or deck openings are planked over or barricaded? ( Labeled?)

8.2. Perimeter protection is in place?

8.3. Deck planks and opening covers are secured

8.4. Materials are stored away from edge?

9. Trenches, Excavations, and Shoring

9.1. Competent person is on hand and designated in writing?

9.2. Excavations are shored, benched, or sloped back?

9.3. Materials are stored at least two feet from trench?

9.4. Equipment is a safe distance from edge of trench or excavation?

9.5. Ladder provided every 25 feet of trench?

10. Material Handling

10.1. Employees using proper lifting methods?

10.2. All operators properly licensed?

10.3. Materials are properly stored or stacked?

10.4. Tag lines are used to guide loads?

10.5. Proper number of workers for each operation?

10.6. Are slings and rigging in good condition?

11. Welding and Burning

11.1. Gas cylinders stored upright?

11.2. Proper separation between fuels and oxygen? (Minimum 20')

11.3. Burning/welding goggles or shields are used?

11.4. Fire extinguishers are nearby?

11.5. Hoses and welding leads are in good condition?

12. Cranes

12.1. Outriggers are extended and swing radius barricade in place?

12.2. Operator is familiar with load charts?

12.3. Crane operator's logs exist and is up to date?

12.4. Employees are kept from under suspended loads?

12.5. Chains and slings are inspected and tagged as required?

12.6. Hand signal charts are on crane?

13. Electrical Hazards

13.1. Minimum 12 gauge extension cords being used?

13.2. Cords with bare wires or missing ground plugs removed from service?

13.3. All temporary circuits GFI protected?

13.4. Terminal boxes equipped with required covers?

14. Concrete/ Masonry

14.1. Employees are protected from cement (Silica) dust?

14.2. Exposed skin covered?

14.3. Runways are adequate?

14.4. Walls over 8' are supported?

14.5. Has mason installed a limited access area in front of walls being erected?

15. Personal Protective Equipment

15..1. Hard hats are being worn?

15.2. Safety glasses are being worn when needed?

15.3. Dust masks are being worn when required?

15.4. Hearing protection is being worn when requires?

15.5. Traffic beats being worn when required?

Corrective Actions

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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.