• 7.7.1. Are all pieces of equipment and machinery arranged to permit an even flow of materials?

  • 7.7.2. Are machines positioned so it will not be necessary for an operator to stand in a passageway,
    aisle or exit access? Reference

  • 7.7.3. Are machines positioned to allow for easy maintenance, cleaning and removal of scrap?

  • 7.7.4. Are passageways, aisles and exit accesses provided to permit the free movement of employees
    and material? Reference

  • 7.7.5. Are at least 18 inches provided for passageways through or between movable obstructions?

  • 7.7.6. Are floors kept in good condition and free of defects and obstructions that endanger workers,
    interfere with handling of materials or hinder people leaving the area during emergencies? Reference

  • 7.7.7. Are floors of all shops, service rooms, halls and storerooms kept clean and free of slippery
    substances? Reference

  • 7.7.8. Are drip or oil pans used whenever the possibility of spilling or dripping exists? Reference

  • 7.7.9. When floors are being cleaned or finishing compounds are being applied, are signs posted to
    warn workers of a slipping hazard? Reference

  • 7.7.10. Are passageways, aisles and exit accesses kept clear for easy access to emergency equipment
    and to enable firefighters to reach a fire, if necessary? Reference

  • 7.7.11. Are areas adjacent to fire sprinkler control valves, fuse boxes and electrical switch panels
    clear and unobstructed? Reference

  • 7.7.12. Are signs identifying the floor load capacity permanently installed in plain view of all
    workers? Reference

  • 7.7.13. Are drains provided when floors are subject to water, moisture, flooding or when wet
    processes are used? Reference

  • 7.7.14. Are all floor openings, such as hatchways, chutes, pits, trap doors, manholes and ladderways
    properly guarded? Reference

  • 7.7.15. Are all open-sided floors, platforms and runways four (4) feet or more above the ground
    guarded on all open sides? Reference

  • 7.7.16. Are grab handles installed on each side of the opening, when the operation requires reaching
    through or around the unprotected opening? Reference

  • 7.7.17. Are frequently used loading docks located away from principal streets and intersections?

  • 7.7.18. Are the surfaces of docks smooth and even, and are their edges marked? Reference

  • 7.7.19. Are the dock widths at least two (2) feet wider than the widest vehicle or most common
    materials being transported? Reference

  • 7.7.20. Do parking lots have a smooth surface, good drainage and are they free of pedestrian tripping
    hazards? Reference

  • 7.7.21. Are entrances and exits free of obstructions that block a driver‘s or pedestrian‘s view of
    traffic? Reference

  • 7.7.22. Are exterior walkways kept clear of obstacles that block the right-of-way or present slipping
    and tripping hazards? Reference

  • 7.7.23. Do workers ensure materials are not stored, left under or piled against buildings, doors, exits
    or stairways? Reference

  • 7.7.24. Are poisonous or toxic plants prohibited for landscaping unless approved by the installation
    medical services? Reference

  • 7.7.25. Are trees and bushes adjacent to walkways trimmed to permit a clear path for pedestrians?

  • 7.7.26. Is all construction work clearly identified by signs that can be read from at least 50 feet, in
    addition to barriers marked with reflective materials? Reference

  • 7.7.27. Are illuminated or other warning flashers also used after dark? Reference

  • 7.7.28. Are fixed stairs and ramps designed and built to carry a load of 5 times the normal live load
    anticipated, but not less than a 1,000 pound moving concentrated load? Reference

  • 7.7.29. Are fixed stairs (not part of the exit access) installed at angles to the horizontal of 30 to 50
    degrees? Reference

  • 7.7.30. Are ramps (not part of the exit access) installed IAW guidance in Table 7.2? Reference

  • 7.7.31. When the doors or gates open directly onto a stairway, is the available width of the landing
    not less than 20 inches? Reference

  • 7.7.32. Where there is less than seven (7) feet of headroom over stairs, are obstructions padded?

  • 7.7.33. Where obstructions over stairs cannot be padded, are they color coded with yellow or yellowand-
    black stripes to highlight the hazard? Reference

  • 7.7.34. Are open grating type treads used on stairs which are not enclosed? Reference

  • 7.7.35. Is every flight of fixed industrial stairs with four (4) or more risers equipped with standard
    guardrails or standard handrails? Reference

  • 7.7.36. Do stairs less than 44 inches wide, having both sides enclosed, have at least one handrail,
    preferably on the right side going down? Reference

  • 7.7.37. Are spiraling and winding stairs equipped with a handrail offset to stop people from walking
    on the parts of the treads that are less than six (6) inches wide? Reference

  • 7.7.38. Are stairs and ramps lighted so all treads and landings are visible? Reference

  • 7.7.39. Are stairs and ramps kept clean, free of obstructions or slippery substances and in good
    repair? Reference

  • 7.7.40. Are slippery surfaces replaced or made safe by coating them with nonslip surface materials?

  • 7.7.41. Are guardrails and handrails smooth, free of splinters or burrs and securely mounted?

  • 7.7.42. Are fixed industrial stairs provided as a means of access to roofs, pits, silos, towers, tanks
    and limited-access areas, where access is daily or during each shift for gauging, inspection, regular
    maintenance, etc.? Reference

  • 7.7.43. Is adequate illumination provided when using ladders? Reference

  • 7.7.44. Where unauthorized use of a fixed ladder is a problem, such as in a public area, is the bottom
    seven (7) feet guarded? Reference

  • 7.7.45. Are electrical conductors not installed on or adjacent to fixed metal ladders, unless they are
    beyond reach and cannot be used as a handrail or grabbed in an emergency? Reference

  • 7.7.46. Are iron rung ladders built into the walls of each manhole over 12 feet deep? Reference

  • 7.7.47. Are formal, fully documented inspections of all fixed ladders accomplished upon installation
    and at least every three (3) years thereafter? Reference

  • 7.7.48. Are modifications to ladder components, safety climb devices or related equipment approved
    by the installation CE, property manager and Ground Safety office? Reference

  • 7.7.49. Do supervisors ensure personnel are properly trained on climbing and using ladders?
    Reference 7.4.6

  • 7.7.50. Do workers abstain from using metal ladders and wood ladders with metal reinforced side
    rails in areas where they could contact energized electrical circuits? Reference

  • 7.7.51. Do supervisors make thorough visual inspections of ladders when the ladder is initially
    received and before the ladder is placed in service? Reference

  • 7.7.52. Do workers perform an inspection of ladders prior to use? Reference

  • 7.7.53. Are hardware, fittings and related equipment checked frequently and kept in proper working
    condition? Reference

  • 7.7.54. Are safety feet and other parts of the unit‘s ladders kept in good working condition?

  • 7.7.55. Are wood ladders not painted with an opaque coating, avoiding a cover-up of possible
    defects? Reference

  • 7.7.56. When location demands, are metal ladders protected against corrosion? Reference

  • 7.7.57. Are ladders with defects which cannot be immediately repaired, removed from service and
    action taken to ensure they are scheduled for repair or destruction? Reference

  • 7.7.58. Are danger tags used to warn workers that the ladder cannot be used? Reference

  • 7.7.59. Are personnel who use ladders adequately trained by the supervisor in the care and use of
    different type ladders when a worker is first assigned? Reference

  • 7.7.60. Are ladders stored in a way that provides easy access for inspection and permits their safe
    withdrawal for use? Reference

  • 7.7.61. Are wood ladders stored in a location free from exposure to the elements and excessive heat
    or dampness? Reference

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