1 Are aisles clear and open for material transfers?No product shall be stored in aisles where it blocks equipment maneuvering.
2 Are floor and rack storage limits properly posted?One sign near the entrance of the warehouse should indicatethe floor rating. All racks should be labeled with load ratings
3 Are rack uprights and beams in good condition?Bent racks and beams must be repaired or replaced.All racks should be bolted to the floor
4 Are designated open areas clear of blockage?Such areas include 18 inch perimeters along interior walls as well as electrical panels and eye wash units.
5 Are fire extinguishers and overhead fire sprinklers up to date forinspections, in good condition, where they belong and unobstructed?Verify employees have received appropriate training and education.
6 Are all emergency exits clear of blockage and are the exit signs in good condition?Inspect both inside and outside for blockage of the exits.All exit signs should be lit & all emergency lights tested
7 Pallets must be in good condition. Empties must be stored properly. No broken or protruding wood or nails. No pallets on edge. Avoid storing empty pallets in quantities or densities in excess of O.H. fire sprinkler combustible load ratings.
8 Are overhead lighting, skylights and roofs in good condition?Check for leaks, broken panels / light bulbs and missing bulb shields.
9 Loose/unbowed materials which might fall from a stack are properly stored by blocking,interlocking or limiting the height of the pile to prevent falling hazards. Insure product stackheights are inforced to prevent container crushing and falling materia
10 Bags, containers, bundles, etc. are stored in tiers that are stacked, blocked, interlockedand limited in height so that they are stable and secure to prevent sliding or collapse.
11 Derail and/or bumper blocks are provided on spur railroad tracks where a rolling carcould contact other cars being worked on or roll out into entrances to buildings, work or traffic areas.
12 Guardrails and/or covers are provided to protect personnel from the hazards of open sides of stairs, platforms, floor openings, floor holes, mezzanines, equipment pits, and other possible fall hazards.
13 Elevators and hoists for lifting items are properly used, have adequate / safe clearances, noobstructions, appropriate signals and directional warning signs. Documented annual inspections by licensed inspector are posted on the equipment and on file.
14 All hazardous materials' containers are properly labeled, indicating the chemical’s identity, the manufacturer’s name and address, and appropriate hazard warnings.
15 There is a system in place and periodically evaluated to insure each new chemical procured or received is checked to insure it is accompanied by a MSDS.
16 MSDS book is up to date (annual inventory of chemicals), accessible, and well organized.
17 Employees use proper personal protective equipment when handling chemicals.
18 All chemicals are stored according to the manufacturer’s recommendations andlocal or national fire codes. (i.e. flammable cabinets, cans, etc.)
19 Employees use proper lifting technique for the materials being handled.
20 Products and containers that are most frequently moved by hand are stored at rack heights that minimize bending / stooping or excess reach to pick up or place?
21 Are approach roads and staging areas (yard) clear for maneuvering, welldrained, free of potholes and are all signs in place and legible?
22 Is the approach to the dock well drained and free from potholesor other obstructions?Pay particular attention to snow, ice, storm water and debris build up.
23 Are dock positions clearly marked with painted lines that the driverscan see to help them spot their trailer accurately?
24 Are all exterior lights working properly?This item will need to be inspected during the evening when lightsare functioning
25 Are wheel chocks and/or trailer restraint systems working properly? If trailer restraint systemsare in use remember to inspect for proper locking and indicator light function both inside and outside. Insure tractors are disconnected from trailer.
26 Are "attractive nuisances" controlled or removed from around the facility?An attractive nuisance is any feature that might attract children,vandals, vagrants or other undesirable activities (i.e. concrete culverts, stacks of pallets, etc.).
27 Are visitors and drivers remaining in designated safe areasand walkways?
28 Are all interior overhead lights and trailer lights in the dock area operating properly? Test all lights that might be off at time of inspection to be sure they work properly.
29 Do dock doors work properly and close completely?Ensure that all doors in use open and close smoothly. Inspectautomatic stops and auto-reversing functions on powered doors.
30 Are dock doors closed when not in use?Closed doors should seal well with the floor and dock leveling plate.
31 Is there sufficient room to maneuver materials?Dock area floors should be clean and free of trash, debris,or stored items that block the safe passage of loaded equipment
32 Are there sufficient waste cans for the area and are those cans properly labeled and emptiedon a regular basis? In general are floors, ceilings, and exhaustfans clean and free of cobwebs and dust buildup?
33 Is there adequate natural or mechanical ventilation to control any potential atmospheric hazards?Where propane powered equipment is in use the ventilation must be tested to rule out excesscarbon dioxide/monoxide An Industrial Hygienist may need to do
34 Inspect all ladders and hand tools and indicate here that they arein good condition or in need of any repair.NOTE: remove any unsafe equipment from service while awaiting repair.
35 Inspect all ladders and hand tools and indicate here that they arein good condition or in need of any repair.
36 Are forklifts being operated safely and inspected at the start of every shift?Observe powered industrial truck operations and review training certifications to confirm operatorshave been adequately trained and evaluated.
37 Do forklifts have functioning warning devices such as back-up alarms, strobes, or horns?Test equipment as needed, report repairs,and tag out equipment that is unsafe until repairs aremade.
38 Are battery charging/changing areas designated for that purpose and contain appropriateemergency flushing facilities(i.e. eyewash and shower)?
39 Are guards in place for any hazard points on moving equipmentsuch as belt guards on compressors or conveyors?Inspect all powered work tools as well (i.e. cords, insulation, shrouds, casing, guards, etc.).
40 Are propane tanks stored correctly and are the tank exchangeand/or tank filling areas properly maintained?Appropriate signs are in place and area is free of trash
41 Are all fire sprinkler control valves in their open position?Do a visual check to insure the valves are fully open.
42 Do all, powered industrial trucks (i.e. forklifts) meet the design and construction requirements established in American National Standards, Part II ANSI B56.1-1969?No modifications or additions to the lift have been made without manufacturer's writte
43 The original capacity, operation and maintenance instruction plates, tags or decals on powered industrial trucks are in place and legible. All authorizedequipment and accessory modifications are also identified on those labels/tags/decals.
44 Forklifts that are used in hazardous locations (i.e. around flammable materials) are properlymarked / labeled / tagged for the specific hazardous location
45 Battery exchange conveyors, overhead hoists or equivalent materials handling equipment are in use where provided and reinstalled batteries are properly positioned and secured while forklift is properly positioned with brakes applied prior to battery ex
46 Carboy tilters or siphons rated for the specific corrosive material are used for handling electrolytes and are stored in an approproate area (i.e. corrrosvies cabinetor other protected, designated and segregated area).
47 Battery vent caps are in place, in good working condition with vents open and clear.
48 Hot Work Permit process or other documented / dedicated processes are in place to preventsmoking, welding, grinding or other ignition sources from batterycharging functions and other flammable materials areas
49 Tools and other spark producing metallic objects are kept away from the top of uncovered batteries
50 Are rodent and other pest control devices in place and in properworking condition?Look for missing or damaged traps and check fly zappers as well.
51 Are aisles, wall perimeters, exterior areas near the building,trash cans and dumpsters free of loose trash and debris?
52 Are stored products in good condition and free of spillage / breakage?
53 Are stocks properly dated and documented for best rotation control?First In First Out.
54 Are products which are broken, damaged or otherwise removed from distribution properly labeled, segregated (if required), disposed of orrecouped?
55 Are the storage areas free of pests?Look for signs of pests such as dead insects, container damage caused by feeding, droppings, feathers, etc.
56 Are all employees properly trained and is training and certification up to date?Inspect records to verify training is documented and up to date
57 Are emergency evacuation routes and guidelines posted?
58 Are the appropriate OSHA and Employee Rights posters posted in a conspicuous place?
59 Are your employees actively and meaningfully involved in workplace safety programs? (i.e. participate in accident investigations, self inspection, committees, etc.)
60 Are accidents, near misses and injuries being investigated and areunsafe conditions being corrected, reported/documented in a timely manner?
61 Are MSDS available to employees and are they up to dateand complete?
62 Are location security process and equipment in place and operating well?Inspect identification badges, uniforms, and intrusion alarms.Verify monitoring services and equipment tests.
63 Are proper and safe work practices factored in when determining the appropriatetime requirements to perform tasks?
64 Employees are properly trained and outfitted for weather / temperature extremes.(i.e. heat stress, cold weather, refrigerated storage areas, etc.)
65 Newly-hired employees receive documented general material handling and task specific ergonomics training.Verify through observations that employees practice safe lifting techniques on the job.
66 All employees are trained in the requirements of the hazard communication standard.Including a review of each MSDS and the specifics of existing and potential hazards of chemicals in the work place, precautions and safe work practices
67 All employee training is documented
68 A documented pre-work program for review of all outside contractor activities is in placeto insure the work they will perform and the materials they will use arecompatible with the activities and materials in use in the area of their work
69 Refresher training and evaluation is conducted and documented whenever a powered industrial truck operator has been observed operating a vehicle in an unsafe manner or has been involved in an accident or a near-miss incident.
70 Refresher training and evaluation is conducted and documented whenever a powered industrial truck operator is assigned to drive a different piece of equipment, attachment, or the nature of the employee's duties change in any way that might impact safet
71 Evaluations of each powered industrial truck operator's performance are conducted at least onceevery three years to verify they are working in accordance with established safe practices.Records are on file to document the evaluations.