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

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.