General Safety

Any vehicle traffic or pedestrian traffic.

Emergency phone number and medical provider has been provided for this project?

Adequate lighting is provided in the work area?

First aid kit and eyewash is available on the jobsite?

Fire extinguisher is in good condition with a current inspection tag and is readily accessible?

Mobile equipment has been inspected with operable back up alarm - seat belts worn?

Rebar caps are in place on concrete project?

Utilities have been located/excavation work/ floor penetrations/saw cutting/wall demo?

Safe Start Critical Errors:

Eyes and Mind are focused on the work task?

Struck by hazards or line of fire hazards have been addresses/controlled/eliminated?

Traction, balance, grip?

Housekeeping Maintained:

Area is clean, organized, maintained?

Pathways are clear?

Cords, leads, and hoses routed safely?

Barricades, gates, and signs are in place to announce work activity or hazard in area?

PPE worn, in good condition, and appropriate for task being performed:

Workers are in compliance with basic PPE site requirements?

Additional PPE needs such as face shield, hearing, gloves, burn, respirator or other?

Is PPE matched for the task? Does it fit properly? Is it in good condition?

Equipment & Tool Operation:

Inspected and in good working condition with guards in place.

Used properly?

Best equipment for task?

GFCI used on on all power tools?

Paperwork, permits, lock out tag out:

Proper LOTO in control of all electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, mechanical, or any other energy or stored energy.

Proper documentation on file (JSA, tool box talk, equipment inspections, safe work permits, utility locate)?

Safe work permits authorizing and verifying conditions are acceptable for the work to begin have been posted (hot work, confined space, excavation, lift plans, etc.)

Manual Material Handling:

Pinch point and struck by hazards identified and controlled?

Good body and hand position?

Not using excessive force, reach, pull, or push?

Working at heights:

Ladders, lifts, scaffold?

Set up and used properly?

Personal fall arrest equipment being used properly....anchors, harnesses, connectors are in good condition and being used properly?

Coworkers correcting unsafe acts:

Mentoring new employees?

Not taking short cuts?

Stop work authority exercised?

All rules are considered important and are being followed on this project?

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.