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Workplace Safety Inspection Checklist

Use this checklist to help you comprehend the concerns of your workforce and supervisors, gain greater insights and understanding of jobs and tasks that you have limited experience with, identify and monitor hazard controls and determine the root cause of existing and potential hazards.
MaintainX
07/21/2022

Workplace Safety Inspection Checklist

Use this checklist to help you comprehend the concerns of your workforce and supervisors, gain greater insights and understanding of jobs and tasks that you have limited experience with, identify and monitor hazard controls and determine the root cause of existing and potential hazards.
  • Completed by:

  • Building:

  • Supervisor:

  • Department:

  • Date:

  • Room:

  • Phone:

  • GENERAL SAFETY

  • Workplace is clean and orderly

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Floors are clear and aisles, hallways, and exits are unobstructed.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Floor surfaces are kept dry and free of slip hazards.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Stairways, sidewalks, and ramps are free of defects (e.g. damaged treads, frayed carpet).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Illumination is adequate in all common areas and workstations.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Emergency evacuation plans are posted at eye level in every stairway and elevator landing, and immediately inside all public entrances to the building.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All containers, including non-hazardous chemicals and wastes, are labeled with the full chemical or trade name. (For storage of hazardous chemicals, see below*

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Stored materials are secured & limited in height to prevent collapse.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 36” clearance maintained for electrical panels

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Electrical cords and plugs are in good condition with proper grounding.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Extension cords and power strips are not daisy-chained and no permanent extension cords are in use.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Portable electric heaters have at least 36” of clearance from combustible materials (e.g. paper).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Equipment and machines are clean and working properly.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Adequate ventilation is provided to machines for preventing buildup of heat or gas emissions.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Emergency stop switches on machines are identified and in proper working order.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Mechanical safeguards are in place and in proper working order (e.g. paper cutter guards).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • FIRE

  • Emergency exit signs are properly displayed.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Fire alarms and fire extinguishers are visible and accessible.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Fire doors (e.g. in stairways) are kept closed unless equipped with automatic closing device.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • 18" vertical clearance is maintained below all sprinkler heads.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Fire extinguishers are serviced annually.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Corridors and stairways are kept free of obstruction and not used for storage.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • EARTHQUAKE

  • Bookcases, filing cabinets, shelves, racks, cages, storage cabinets and similar items over four feet tall are anchored to the wall. Refer to ProtectSU for details.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Shelving has lips, bungees or other seismic restraints.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Portable machines or equipment are secured against movement using chains, lockable casters, or other appropriate means.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Top-heavy equipment is bolted down or secured to wall studs to withstand accelerations typically expected in an earthquake.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Large & heavy objects are stored on lower shelves or storage areas.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Valuable equipment sensitive to shock damage, such as instruments, computer disks and glassware are stored in latched cabinets or otherwise secured to prevent falling.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • All areas are uncluttered – providing clear evacuation routes in the event of an emergency.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Cabinets and lockers are equipped with positive latching or sliding doors.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • SITE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION/COMMENTS (as needed):

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