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Shop Self-Inspection Checklist

This Checklist should be used on a quarterly basis by the Shop Supervisor or designee to conduct shop self-inspections. Conducting self-inspections helps eliminate workplace hazards, maintain safety requirements, and prepare the shop for inspections by the EH&S Safety Manager.
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07/21/2022

Shop Self-Inspection Checklist

This Checklist should be used on a quarterly basis by the Shop Supervisor or designee to conduct shop self-inspections. Conducting self-inspections helps eliminate workplace hazards, maintain safety requirements, and prepare the shop for inspections by the EH&S Safety Manager.
  • Date:

  • Shop:

  • Inspection performed by:

  • Job title:

  • EMERGENCY AND FIRES

  • Are emergency phone numbers posted near a phone?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do employees know where to gather in case of an evacuation?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do employees know where and how receive care for an injury?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are signs present for emergency safety equipment (eyewash, exits, etc.)?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are emergency evacuation drills regularly conducted?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all exits and paths free of obstruction?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are first aid kits fully stocked and inspected monthly?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are fire extinguishers present and inspected within the past year?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are oily rags kept in a metal bin and removed from the shop daily?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are flammable materials in excess of 10 gallons stored in appropriate containers and storage cabinets?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

  • Have all employees received general safety training: MSDS, personal protective equipment (PPE), fire safety, back safety, etc.?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Have all employees been trained on the equipment that they operate?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all employees current on specialized training:

  • Ladders

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Fall Protection

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • First Aid

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Lock out/Tag out

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Forklift

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Materials Handling

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Respirators

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Injury and Illness Prevention

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all safety trainings documented and filed?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are regularly scheduled safety meetings conducted in the shop?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are safety meeting minutes posted and implemented?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do all employees have access to the shop safety guide?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is PPE provided and used whenever necessary?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do employees wear the appropriate attire in the shop?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • HOUSEKEEPING AND VENTILATION

  • Are all worksites clean and orderly?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are waste containers kept clean and emptied daily?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is food kept in the designated area at all times?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all cabinets and shelves secured or anchored?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all machines secured or anchored?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are floors in good condition and kept dry?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all light fixtures adequate and functioning properly?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are filters changed routinely?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • ELECTRICAL SAFETY

  • Are all plugs, cords, and panels enclosed, free from splices with Insulation, and in good condition?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do all extension cords have grounding conductors?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are extension cords used only temporarily? (Never link cords together)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are cords secured so they do not run across pathways, under doors or through walls?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is the breaker panel accessible with labels identifying the function of each switch?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are ground fault circuit interrupters available for use in wet areas?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are hand-tools effectively grounded or an approved double insulated type?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • MECHANICAL SAFETY

  • Is defective equipment promptly reported, labeled, and repaired?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do all machines have guards to protect against points of operation, nip points, rotating parts, moving parts, flying chips, sparks, etc.?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are start, stop, emergency and other operating controls within the operator’s reach?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are written standard operating procedures (SOPs) for each machine available and executed by all employees?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are machines regularly cleaned and maintained?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are maintenance records, calibrations, certifications of each machine kept on file?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do only authorized employees perform repairs?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • PORTABLE TOOLS

  • Are all electrical hand tools in good operating condition?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are tools free from cracks and broken parts?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are ladders free from dents, splinters, grease, dirt, etc.?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do the spreaders lock in place?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all safety feet on the ladder in good condition?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is only approved welding equipment used?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is all welding equipment properly insulated?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are fuel gas hoses red, oxygen green, and inert gas black?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are cylinders legibly marked?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are cylinders and hoses free from cracks or dents?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are cylinders secured upright with a double chain and valve protector caps?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • STORAGE, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND WASTE

  • Are materials stored to prevent falls and spills?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do signs designate storage areas?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are all storage containers labeled with their contents?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are storage racks free from sagging?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are employees taught how to stock and un-stock shelves safely?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are combustibles and chemicals kept in closed containers when not in use?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Do workers use the appropriate PPE when handling materials?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Has a current chemical inventory list been provided to EH&S?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Are chemicals separated by Hazard Class (acids, bases, etc.)?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Is chemical waste properly separated and stored with EH&S Hazardous Waste Tags?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Does EH&S pick up the hazardous waste at least 9 months from generation?

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Additional Hazards

  • What other hazards are present in the shop?

  • Is there additional machinery in the shop not listed on the checklist?

  • Are there additional chemicals?

  • Are specialized processes or activities performed in the shop?

  • Are other physical hazards present?

  • Anything else?

  • Write any additional hazards in the spaces provided.

  • Hazard

  • Comments

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