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Hazard Communication Inspection Checklist

This checklist covers hazard communication regulation to ensure that health and safety information about hazardous chemicals is transmitted to affected employees.
MaintainX
07/22/2022

Hazard Communication Inspection Checklist

This checklist covers hazard communication regulation to ensure that health and safety information about hazardous chemicals is transmitted to affected employees.
  • Worksite Name:

  • Worksite Location:

  • Inspected by:

  • Date:

  • Written Program

  • Does your agency have a written hazard communication policy/program?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Have you read and understood the requirements for the written program?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Have you documented who will compile the chemical inventory and keep it current?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Has the chemical inventory been compiled and kept current?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Have you documented who has responsibility for obtaining/maintaining SDS’s?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is a procedure in place for the review of SDS's of new products, before they are purchased, to determine the presence of carcinogenic or other extremely hazardous chemicals?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Has the method of informing employees of the chemical hazards of performing nonroutine tasks been documented?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Has the method of informing onsite contractors of the hazardous materials stored or used on site, SDS’s, and procedures for working safely around these chemicals been documented?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Has a method of assuring information related to hazardous materials introduced into the work by contractors and service organization included within your program?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Has a method been established of informing building occupants of hazardous material usages/construction activities to which they may be exposed/ inconvenienced included within the program?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Does the written program describe how the requirements for labels and other forms of warning, SDS’s, and employee information and training are going to be met?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is the written program made available to employees and their designated representatives?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Labeling and Other Forms of Warning

  • Has someone been designated to assure that labels are legible, in English and prominently displayed on containers that you receive?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is there an audit system to periodically check for labels that may have fallen off or become unreadable?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • If you do any re-labeling, does the labeling system clearly convey the chemical name and hazard warning?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Does each hazard warning contain “target organ effects”?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are employees informed of the hazards associated with chemicals contained in unlabeled pipes in their work areas?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

  • Do you have a material safety data sheet (SDS’s) for each hazardous chemical used in your agency?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are the SDS’s in English? (You may obtain copies in other languages as well)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Have you evaluated your SDS’s for obvious inaccuracies such as missing information?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are SDS’s located in an area where they are immediately available to workers on all shifts?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is there a system in place for auditing the SDS books?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is there a system in place to ensure that SDS’s are received with every new chemical that is brought into the work place?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are old SDS’s replaced with updated sheets when they are received?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are SDS’s or at least key information from them retained for at least 30 years?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Employee Training

  • Have you selected a responsible person to do the training who is knowledgeable in hazard communication as well as familiar with the specific chemicals?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all employees given training on general chemical hazards?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Have you identified and trained those employees who must receive detailed training based on actual or potential exposure?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are employees trained at the time of their initial assignment and whenever a new chemical is introduced?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Does the training explain how the hazard communication program is implemented in the workplace?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are employees taught how to read and interpret information on labels and the SDS’s

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are employees told how they can obtain and use the available hazard information?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Does the training include measures employees can take to protect themselves from the hazards?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Have employees been trained on what to do if they find an unlabeled container or no SDS for a product in the workplace?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Does training include information on the existence of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and the requirements of the standard?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Does the training include information on operations in work areas where hazardous chemicals are present?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Does training include methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is all training documented, including a brief description of the training and trainer’s name, and retained for a minimum of 30 years?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Signature:

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  • Date:

  • Information: Has the employee been informed of the following?

  • The requirements of this section.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Any operation in the work area where hazardous substances are present.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • The location of the written Hazard Communication Program.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Availability of the written program

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Location and availability of hazardous substances list(s).

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Location and availability of Material Safety Data Sheets.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Training: Has the employee been trained in the following?

  • Methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or release of hazardous substances in the work areas

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • The physical and health hazards of the substances in the work areas.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • How employees can protect themselves from these hazards.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Procedures the employer has implemented for employee protection.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Appropriate work practices.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Emergency procedures.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Personal protective equipment to be used.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Explanation of labeling systems.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Explanation of material safety data sheets.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • How employees can obtain and use appropriate hazard information.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Personal hygiene when working with substances.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • General first aid for contact with hazardous substances.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Employee's Signature

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  • Date

  • Manager's Signature

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Date

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