Do employee(s)/student(s) have SBU ID?
Is the student(s) authorized to work alone?
Are the employee(s)/student(s) appropriately dressed for working on machines?
Did the employee(s)/student(s) successfully complete EH&S (On-Line/Live) Machine Shop Safety
Did the student(s) read the “Machine Shop Safety Rules” and sign the “Machine Shop Safety
Did the student(s) receive proper safety training by machine shop supervisor prior to using
Long loose hair must be contained in a scarf, under a cap or other fashion when operating machinery.
Loose clothing, loose neck wear and jewelry are not being worn when operating or in close
Are safety signs (danger, warning or caution, etc.) posted where necessary?
Is an “Authorized Personnel Only” sign posted?
Is student(s) access limited to regular hours of operation if appropriate?
Is protective eyewear worn when working on or near any machine creating eye hazard?
Are there manufacture’s manual or other reference manuals available?
Housekeeping Inspect all shop areas for the following:
Is the shop floor free from slip, trip, and fall hazards (water, oil, debris, etc.)?
Are shop materials, including scrap, stored in a safe manner?
Are shop tools safely stored away and not left on machines?
Are oily rags stored in appropriate metal containers?
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.)
Are hand-held power tools either grounded or marked as “double insulated”?
Are GFCIs used in wet or damp locations?
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.)
Are circuit breaker panels unobstructed?
Extension cords rated for “heavy duty”?
Extension cords in good condition? (i.e. no missing ground prongs, cord not damaged)
Extension cords protected from damage (i.e. not run through doors, windows, on floors where
Eyewash Stations Inspect all eye wash stations for the following:
Is the required eye wash station available?
Eyewash flushed on a weekly basis?
Eyewash station ready to use? (i.e. access not blocked)
Eyewash station clearly labeled?
Eyewash station functioning properly? (i.e. water flows at the appropriate rate)
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?
Flammable liquid cabinets located away from ignition sources and exits?
Combustibles minimized and stored properly (i.e. at least 3’ away from ignition sources, not violating proper ceiling clearances)?
Exits, corridors, stairways, and aisles unobstructed?
Exits, where not obvious, marked with appropriate exit sign(s)?
Hazard Communication Inspect hazardous chemical products for the following:
Is there a chemical inventory list of all hazardous chemicals readily available?
Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) readily available for all hazardous materials in the shop?
Are all hazardous substances properly labeled, used and stored?
Are satellite accumulation areas properly maintained?
Is universal waste (used florescent bulbs/batteries) labeled and stored properly?
Machinery Inspect each piece of machinery for guarding and safety issues:
Are all machines and rotating equipment properly adjusted and guarded?
Are all machines free of debris?
Are all machines securely anchored to prevent “walking”?
Do dust-generating tools and machinery have adequate controls to minimize dust?
Are all emergency shut-off switches, brakes, etc. working properly and labeled?
Is there a hook or a brush available to remove debris from machinery?
Personal Protective Equipment Inspect all PPE use:
Are safety glasses made available to visitors before entering the shop area?
Is PPE available and being worn by shop personnel and students?
Are signs for PPE use posted?
Is compressed air used for cleaning regulated to 30 psi?
Clothes are not being cleaned (dusted off) with compressed air?
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?
Is the area free from flammables and combustible materials?
Are welders wearing appropriate clothing and PPE to protect from sparks, slag, and UV light?
Is there adequate ventilation in the area?
Are the welding leads in good condition?
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)?
Are individual cylinders labeled as to their contents?
Cylinders properly secured by a chain or stand to prevent tip over and damage?
Oxygen/acetylene cylinders in use kept in an approved cart?
Regulators removed and replaced with cylinder caps when not “in use”?
Are all regulators at 0 psi when off?
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,
Are chains & hoists inspected in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements?
Are load capacity signs clearly posted?
Crane/hoist and the lift path properly barricaded?
Hard hats available and used during lifts?
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)