Shop work and storage area clean and orderly
Exits are identified.
Trip hazards have been eliminated (cords, hoses, etc.)
Stationary machines anchored to the floor.
Working areas for machines clear of obstructions.
Storage below 18” of sprinklers.
Floor clean from spills and absorbent
Exits /corridors are clear, no obstruction or trip hazards.
Evacuation plans available and practiced at least annually
Fire Warden has been appointed
Are employees restricted from eating and drinking in work areas.
Are JHA’s present/posted
Showers/Eyewash inspected weekly? Is there clear access?
Spill kit/absorbent available
Fire Extinguisher present/inspected monthly.
All emergency equipment distinctly labled/marked
Is an (AED) automated external defibrillator available
Is there trained personnel available for the use and to inspect AED’s
Personal Protective Equipment
Proper safety glasses/goggles/face shield available
Proper gloves available. (nitrile, leather)
Hearing protection available
Hard hats available.
Are approved respirators provided for regular or emergency use
Is appropriate foot protection required where there is risk of foot injuries
PPE is stored properly, cleaned and inspected before each use
Fall protection harnesses and lanyards are serviceable /inspected prior to use?
All breaker panels and emergency shut-offs labeled
36” clearance around circuit breaker panels
Electrical panels are covered
Exposed wiring and frayed/ deteriorated cords repaired/replaced promptly, free of splices and taps
All cord connected, electrically operated tools and equipment, effectively grounded
No extension cords used in place of permanent wiring
Electrical cords across walk ways protected/ covered
GFCI’s used in wet areas (showers, sinks)
Are employees prohibited to work alone on energized lines over 600V
Shop Equipment Safety
Barrier guards on moving machinery parts
Point-of-operation and pinch points guarded
Belts/ Pulley enclosed
Abrasive wheels given ring test
Bench grinders(1/8” tool rest, ¼” tongue guard)
Broken or fractured handles on hand tools replaced promptly.
Guards in place over belts, pulleys, chains, sprockets, and similar equipment
Lower portion of blades guarded
Safety zones around shop equipment
Ladders are serviceable and appropriate for the type of work
Gas cylinders stored upright/secure
Gas cylinders segregated (Flammables, oxidizers) while in storage. (5 ft fire wall or 20ft distance)
Fan blades guarded(1/2” opening)
Anti-kickback protection on woodworking machinery
Anti-restart on woodworking machines
On/ off switch accessible w/o reaching across point of operation
Current inventory available.
Chemicals properly segregated
Chemicals properly stored.
Flammables stored in NFPA approved cabinets.
Chemicals properly labeled.
MSDS access available.
No smoking signs posted and observed
Are employees provided training on local policies and procedures
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Storage area is identified
All waste is labeled properly
Waste is properly segregated
Secondary containment is used
All containers are closed/sealed
Proper containers are used
Weekly inspections are conducted
Is Waste disposed of properly
Is Training provided to employees
Is machinery or equipment capable of movement, required to be de-energized, disengaged and locked out when ever required
Are all equipment control valve handles provided with mean for LOTO
Are individually keyed safety locks provided to employees
Does the lock-procedure require the that stored energy be released or blocked before equipment is locked out for repair
Is there a sufficient amount of signs, tags and safety padlocks available
Are employees subject to work in a confined space
Does the space require a permit?
Are confined spaces thoroughly emptied of any corrosive or hazardous substances before entry
Is either natural or chemical ventilation provided prior to entry
Is the confined space continuously tested or monitored during the conduct of work
Is the standby employee properly trained and equipped to handle an emergency
Universal Waste disposed properly
Is Training provided to employees
Are GOV’s clean and roadworthy
Monthly shop safety meetings
New employee indoctrinations complete
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)