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Machine Shop Inspection Checklist

This checklist can help you identify already existing or potentially hazardous conditions and recommend corrective action that could address each issue at hand.
MaintainX
07/21/2022

Machine Shop Inspection Checklist

This checklist can help you identify already existing or potentially hazardous conditions and recommend corrective action that could address each issue at hand.
  • Location:

  • Shop Supervisor:

  • Date:

  • Inspected By:

  • General Safety

  • Do employee(s)/student(s) have SBU ID?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is the student(s) authorized to work alone?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are the employee(s)/student(s) appropriately dressed for working on machines?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Did the employee(s)/student(s) successfully complete EH&S (On-Line/Live) Machine Shop Safety

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Did the student(s) read the “Machine Shop Safety Rules” and sign the “Machine Shop Safety

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Did the student(s) receive proper safety training by machine shop supervisor prior to using

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Long loose hair must be contained in a scarf, under a cap or other fashion when operating machinery.

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Loose clothing, loose neck wear and jewelry are not being worn when operating or in close

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are safety signs (danger, warning or caution, etc.) posted where necessary?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is an “Authorized Personnel Only” sign posted?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is student(s) access limited to regular hours of operation if appropriate?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is protective eyewear worn when working on or near any machine creating eye hazard?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are there manufacture’s manual or other reference manuals available?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Housekeeping Inspect all shop areas for the following:

  • Is the shop floor free from slip, trip, and fall hazards (water, oil, debris, etc.)?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are shop materials, including scrap, stored in a safe manner?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are shop tools safely stored away and not left on machines?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are oily rags stored in appropriate metal containers?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Electrical Safety Inspect all power tools, machinery, electrical receptacles and extension cords for the following:

  • Have damaged, defective equipment been removed from service? (Ex. missing ground prongs, cut/pinched cords, etc.)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are hand-held power tools either grounded or marked as “double insulated”?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are GFCIs used in wet or damp locations?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is the area free of recognized electrical hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm? (Ex. missing knockouts, missing circuit breakers, missing/broken/damaged covers, exposed live electrical components, open/unlocked electrical panels, etc.)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are circuit breaker panels unobstructed?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Extension cords rated for “heavy duty”?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Extension cords in good condition? (i.e. no missing ground prongs, cord not damaged)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Extension cords protected from damage (i.e. not run through doors, windows, on floors where

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Eyewash Stations Inspect all eye wash stations for the following:

  • Is the required eye wash station available?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Eyewash flushed on a weekly basis?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Eyewash station ready to use? (i.e. access not blocked)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Eyewash station clearly labeled?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Eyewash station functioning properly? (i.e. water flows at the appropriate rate)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Fire Safety Inspect flammable liquids and combustibles and other fire issues for the following:

  • Flammable liquids (total load >25 gallons) stored in approved flammable liquid cabinets?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Flammable liquid cabinets located away from ignition sources and exits?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Combustibles minimized and stored properly (i.e. at least 3’ away from ignition sources, not violating proper ceiling clearances)?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Exits, corridors, stairways, and aisles unobstructed?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Exits, where not obvious, marked with appropriate exit sign(s)?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hazard Communication Inspect hazardous chemical products for the following:

  • Is there a chemical inventory list of all hazardous chemicals readily available?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) readily available for all hazardous materials in the shop?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all hazardous substances properly labeled, used and stored?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are satellite accumulation areas properly maintained?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is universal waste (used florescent bulbs/batteries) labeled and stored properly?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Machinery Inspect each piece of machinery for guarding and safety issues:

  • Are all machines and rotating equipment properly adjusted and guarded?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all machines free of debris?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all machines securely anchored to prevent “walking”?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do dust-generating tools and machinery have adequate controls to minimize dust?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all emergency shut-off switches, brakes, etc. working properly and labeled?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is there a hook or a brush available to remove debris from machinery?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Personal Protective Equipment Inspect all PPE use:

  • Are safety glasses made available to visitors before entering the shop area?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is PPE available and being worn by shop personnel and students?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are signs for PPE use posted?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Compressed Air

  • Is compressed air used for cleaning regulated to 30 psi?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Clothes are not being cleaned (dusted off) with compressed air?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Welding/Cutting (Hot Work) Inspect welding/cutting areas for the following:

  • Are protective screens or dividers provided to protect against welding arc, sparks and slag?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is the area free from flammables and combustible materials?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are welders wearing appropriate clothing and PPE to protect from sparks, slag, and UV light?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is there adequate ventilation in the area?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are the welding leads in good condition?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders Inspect all compressed gas cylinders for the following:

  • Oxidizers and fuel gases in storage separated by at least … 20 feet or by a … 5-foot wall with a 30-minute fire resistance rating (if not supplied on demand) (Exception: oxygen and acetylene)?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are individual cylinders labeled as to their contents?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Cylinders properly secured by a chain or stand to prevent tip over and damage?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Oxygen/acetylene cylinders in use kept in an approved cart?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Regulators removed and replaced with cylinder caps when not “in use”?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all regulators at 0 psi when off?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Overhead Cranes, hoists, etc. Inspect all cranes, hoists, chain falls, etc. for the following:

  • Rigging (i.e. slings, shackles, etc.) in good condition? (no broken strands, kinking, damage,

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are chains & hoists inspected in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are load capacity signs clearly posted?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Crane/hoist and the lift path properly barricaded?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Hard hats available and used during lifts?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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