• Are hazard signs used to warn and identify hazards?

  • Is the OSHA 300a signed and posted between 1 Feb and the end of April?

  • Are Emergency numbers posted by phones?

  • Are workplace injuries and illnesses being recorded on the OSHA log?

  • Is the Department of Labor poster posted (OSHA Poster)?

Hazardous Communication

  • Are chemical containers closed and stored properly?

  • Are all chemical containers labeled with the contents?

  • SDS sheets available for all chemicals?

  • Is chemical inventory up to date?

  • Are incompatible chemicals stored separately (eg., acids stored separately from bases, oxidizes separate from flammable)?

Fire Protection and Prevention

  • Are exit lights properly illuminated and emergency lighting operable?

  • Are fire aisles, exit ways, stairways, and fire equipment kept unobstructed?

  • Are all fire extinguishers and/or hose stations clearly identified?

  • Are all fire extinguisher fully charged, tagged and are tags up to date?

  • Are fire extinguishers adequate in number and type?

  • Are flammable chemicals stored in approved containers?

  • Are fire proof safety cabinets used for storing of flammable and combustible chemicals?

  • Are flammable storage cabinets labeled with " Flammable-Keep Fire Away"?

  • Are sprinkler heads protected by metal guards?

  • Are sprinkler heads clean and no storage within 18 inches?

  • Are combustible metals kept at least 35 feet away from welding operations or open flames?

  • Are flammable gas cylinders and oxygen cylinders separated by 20 ft, or by a 5 foot barrier that provides for 30 minutes of burn time?

  • Are covered metal containers used for oily rags and paint soaked waste?

Hazardous Waste

  • Are waste storage areas (bins and totes) designated?

  • Are waste containers properly labeled(chemical components)?

  • Are waste containers compatible with waste to be stored?

  • Are only compatible chemical waste stored in the same container?

  • Are waste containers kept closed except when adding waste?

Fall Protection

  • Are employees working 4 ft (general industry) and 6 ft (construction) off the ground?

  • Are employees protected from falls by the us of a guard rail system, safety net system, or personal fall arrest system?

  • Are tools and material protected from falling down to lower levels?

  • Are employees trained in fall protection?

  • Are harnesses inspected by a competent person before each use?

  • Are harness being worn properly?

  • Are lanyards in good condition and have been inspected?

  • Are employees tied off to proper anchor points?

  • Are guard rails and toe boards properly constructed?

Compressed Air and Compressed Gases

  • Are air compressors equipped with pressure gauges and pressure relief valves?

  • Are compressed air piping, hoses and fittings in good condition?

  • Are all compressed gas cylinders adequately secured with non-combustible restraints to the cylinders to prevent them from falling, and are they being capped when not in use?

  • Are Gas Cylinders legibly marked as to their contents and stored away from high heat? Flames, etc.?

  • Are Gas Cylinders transported on cylinder carts?

  • Are empty gas cylinders labeled "empty," valves closed, and caps on?

  • Are the proper type of regulator used for the type of gas cylinder in use?

  • Are Oxygen and Acetylene in storage separated by 5' noncombustible barrier?

  • Are cylinders capped when not in use?

Confined Space

  • Are all confined spaces and permit required confined spaces identified?

  • Are all confined spaces properly labeled " Danger Confined Space- Do Not Enter"?

  • Is there a written confined space program?

  • Are permits provided and filled out for Permit Required Confined Space Entry?

  • Have confined space entrants and attendants been properly trained?

Electrical Safety

  • Are all electrical panels labeled with the appropriate voltages?

  • Is a 3 foot area around all electrical panels kept free of obstructions?

  • Are all electrical equipment and power tools properly grounded or double insulated? (Ensure founding pins have not been removed and 3- pin to 2-pin adapters are not used)

  • Are electrical tools and equipment used near wet areas protected with GFCI?

  • Are portable GFCI used when electric power tools are used outdoors?

  • Are all extension cords and power strips in good condition (no breaks or exposed wires), used only as temporary wiring(<30 days), and not connected in series, plugged directly into wall outlet?

  • Are electrical cords prevented form running under carpets, through doorways, stairways, and high traffic areas?

  • Are outlets, switches and junction box covers in place and good repair?

  • Are outlets overloaded?

  • Are energized parts, circuits, and equipment guarded against accidental contact?

  • Are electrical tools and equipment used in or near wet areas (such as sinks) protected with a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)?

Forklifts and other equipment

  • Are forklift drivers, aerial lift operators certified and trained?

  • Are documented daily (before use) inspections of forklifts, aerial lifts, etc. kept on file?

  • Are only trained and authorized personnel permitted to operate forklifts and/or aerial lifts?

Floor & Wall Openings and Runways/Catwalks (with 4 ft or more to next level)

  • Are Floor openings properly guarded, (railings, toe boards) or covered?

  • Are Skylight floor openings guarded with screen or guardrails?

  • Are Wall openings (including chutes and chases) properly guarded?

  • Are Toe boards on wall holes if wall hole less than 4 inches above floor?

  • Are Runways guarded by standard railings on all open sides?

  • Are Toe boards on runways when tools, materials, or parts will be used?

Hoists, Cranes & Slings

  • Overhead hoists/cranes with limit stop for safe highest and lowest travel?

  • Is Hoist/crane's rated load legibly marked and visible to operator?

  • Hoist/crane drum has minimum of 2 wraps at lowest range of motion?

  • Are Hoist/crane chains, ropes (cables), and hooks in good condition?

  • Does Competent person inspects slings for damage/defects each day before use?

  • Are Damaged/defective slings immediately removed from service?

  • Are Slings permanently marked or coded to indicate rated capacity?

  • Are Slings not used in excess of rated capacities?

  • Are Loads not allowed to be carried over people?

  • Are Operators trained in the proper operation of hoists/cranes?

  • Are crane and hoist operators, and riggers certified and trained?

  • Are documented daily (before use) inspections of cranes, hoists and rigging (including nylon & wire slings) kept on file?

Ladders & Scaffolding

  • Are fixed ladders that are accessible to the public secured from unauthorized use?

  • Are ladders free of sharp edges, splinters, cracks, with no loose rungs or steps? Properly stored?

  • Do fixed ladders over 20 ft from landing have cages, wells or fall arrest systems?

  • Do fixed ladders extend 3 ft beyond roof top?

  • Do Portable ladders have safety feet?

  • Are step ladders less than 20 feet in length?

  • Is certified scaffolding used and rated for intended loads?

  • Are toe boards installed on scaffolding when tools, parts etc. will be used?

  • Is there a Scaffold Competent Person?

Machine Guarding and Lock Out-Tag Out (LOTO)

  • Are Rotating or moving parts (chains, gears, belts, etc) properly guarded?

  • Are Machinery guards secure and don't present a hazard in their use?

  • Are Fixed machinery guarded to prevent splash, spark, and flying chip injuries?

  • Is Equipment and machines securely placed and anchored to prevent moving?

  • Are Guards and safety interlocks not removed or defeated?

  • Is Equipment and machinery kept clean and properly maintained?

  • Does Equipment and machinery have safety inspections completed regularly?

  • Is there Sufficient clearance around machines for safe operating and servicing?

  • Is Power shut-off switch within reach of operator's position at each machine?

  • Are Users adequately trained to operate equipment or machines safely?

  • Is there Adequate supervision to ensure users are following safe procedures?

  • Are Manually operated control switches and valves clearly identified & accessible?

  • Are Emergency stop buttons available and colored red?

  • Are Machines de-energized and locked out for maintenance and repair as required?

  • Is Auto-startup after power failure or shut-down is prevented?

  • Is there a Written LOTO program available & have employees been properly trained?

  • Are Proper LOTO locks and devices available, which identify employees?

  • Are Correct LOTO procedures are in use?

  • Are there written LO/TO procedures specific for each machine?

Material Handeling

  • Is there Safe clearance for equipment through aisles and doorways?

  • Are Containers stored, stacked, secured, and of limited height for stability?

  • Are Properly rated dock boards used while loading and unloading trailers?

  • Are Trucks and trailers secured from movement during loading and unloading?

  • Is Shelving and mezzanines properly rated (and marked) for loads?

  • Are Manual pallet jacks, hand-trucks and dollies in good condition?

  • Is equipment unsafe to operate tagged and removed from service until properly repaired?

  • Are Employees trained in proper manner of lifting heavy objects?

Office Equipment & Break Room Appliances

  • Are Chairs in good condition and adjustable (if appropriate)?

  • Does Paper cutter has guard, blade spring functional, and locked when not in use?

  • Are Portable fans are equipped with appropriate guards?

  • Are Bookcases, shelves, cabinets are not overloaded?

  • Are Bookcases and file cabinets are secured from tipping over?

  • Are Space heaters UL listed with tip switches and working temperature controls?

  • Are Toasters, toaster ovens, etc. used away from combustible materials? GFCIs used around wet areas?

  • Are Coffeemakers, microwaves, etc. in good operating condition?

  • Are Electrical Outlets not overloaded, with cords not in walking areas?

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Is Appropriate eye protection is available and used if hazard present?

  • Is Appropriate hand protection is available and used if hazard present?

  • Is Appropriate hearing protection available and used if hazard present?

  • Is Appropriate foot protection available and used if hazard present?

  • Is Protective clothing (coveralls, aprons, etc.) available and used if needed?

  • Are Approved respirators available and used if needed?

  • Are Respirator users medically certified, properly trained and fit tested?

  • Are PPE is properly stored, clean, inspected regularly and in good condition?

Portable Power Tools & Equipment

  • Are All tools and equipment used in the workplace in good condition?

  • Is there a procedure for removing dangerous (damages, broken) tools or equipment from service for repair?

  • Are employees provided with eye and face protection such as safety glasses and face shields where needed?

  • Are hand tools free of defects (such as cracked handles) that could make them unsafe?

  • Are Tools and equipment stored in secure, dry location to prevent tampering?

  • Are Tools, grinders, saws, etc. provided with appropriate guards?

  • Are Circular saws with guard above and below the base shoe, and not wedged up?

  • Are Constant pressure switches on tools, which will shut off power when released?

  • Are All electrical tools/equipment grounded or of double insulated construction?

  • Are Electrical cords and pneumatic/hydraulic hoses in good condition?

Safety Equipment & Emergency Preparedness

  • Are first aid kits available, stocked and up to date?

  • Emergency Contact information posted by phone (and by entrance if needed?)

  • Are there appropriate spill control kits available and stocked?

  • Are there emergency eyewash stations and/or emergency showers?

  • Are the emergency eyewash/showers tested (flushed) monthly, with the tests documented?

  • Are the eyewash and emergency shower stations free of obstructions that would prevent quick access by someone temporarily blinded?


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