Are posters and safety signs or warnings in place?
Are safety meetings held periodically?
Is a first-aid kit available and adequately stocked?
Has job-related safety training been completed?
Has an accident reporting procedure been established?
Is a substance abuse policy in place?
Are injury records being kept?
Are emergency telephone numbers posted?
Are traffic routes identified?
Are there procedures to handle hazardous waste?
Housekeeping and Sanitation
Are work area(s) generally neat and clean?
Is waste and trash regularly disposed of?
Are passageways and walkways clear?
Is the work area well lighted?
Are waste containers provided and used?
Are sanitary facilities adequate and clean?
Is there an adequate potable water supply?
Are there adequate drinking cups?
Have nails, boards, and debris been removed?
Are eye-flushing facilities available?
Are emergency showers available?
Is there a written program?
Are employees trained?
Are safety data sheets on file and readily available?
Are control and disposal measure(s) established?
Are material(s) properly stored and labeled?
Is a log of all chemicals on site available?
Are labels legible?
Are an adequate number and types of fire extinguisher(s) available?
Is fire prevention/extinguisher training performed?
Are inspections of fire extinguishers performed periodically?
Is the telephone number of the fire department posted?
Are fire extinguisher(s) provided on appropriate equipment?
Are flammable liquids stored in approved containers and correctly labeled?
Are flammable liquids properly stored?
Is a fire alarm available?
Is a fire evacuation plan established?
Are fuel supplies protected from accidental impact?
Is fire training given to appropriate personnel?
Is equipment shut down prior to refueling?
Is equipment properly grounded to fuel trucks before refueling?
Are no-smoking signs posted and enforced?
Are hydrants clear and access to public thoroughfare open?
Are empty containers removed?
Are only approved containers being used?
Are containers stored in approved and appropriate area(s)?
Is outside storage bermed for containment?
Are storage tanks properly grounded and bonded, and is pressure relief provided?
Are cylinders stored or secured in an upright position?
Do electrical devices have a current inspection and coding?
Is electrical equipment properly maintained?
Is equipment properly grounded?
Is an assured equipment grounding program established?
Are ground fault circuit interrupters used and tested where required?
Are fuses provided?
Are electrical dangers posted?
Are proper fire extinguisher(s) provided?
Are terminal boxes equipped with required covers, and is the cover used?
Are circuits labeled in terminal boxes?
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Have hazard evaluations been performed and certified?
Is protective equipment adequate for exposure?
Are employees issued PPE where needed?
Is PPE being used?
Are employees trained in the use of PPE?
Are inspections being conducted before and after use of PPE?
Is adequate maintenance and sanitary storage available and used?
Is adequate fall protection provided?
Is eye protection available?
Is face protection (glasses, goggles, shields) available?
Is hearing protection available?
Are respirators and masks provided?
Are respirators used to protect against harmful dust, asbestos, sand blasting, and welding (lead, paint, and galvanized zinc or cadmium)?
Is head protection available?
Is hand and foot protection available?
Are physical exams performed as required?
Are proper tool(s) used for the job?
Are handles free of cracks and properly attached to tools?
Are inspections and proper maintenance performed prior to use?
Are tools neatly stored and safely carried?
Is proper housekeeping conducted where tools are used?
Are inspections and proper maintenance of tools performed?
Are tools grounded properly or double-insulated?
Are tool guards in place and used correctly?
Are damaged or malfunctioning tools tagged out until repaired or replaced?
Are tools in compliance with local laws and ordinances?
Are all operators qualified?
Are tools protected from unauthorized use?
Is competent instruction and supervision provided?
Are cords included in electrical inspection?
Are ladders inspected and in good condition?
Are ladders used properly?
Are ladders secured to prevent slipping, sliding, or falling?
Do siderails extend 36 inches above top of landing?
Are any ladders spliced?
Are rungs or cleats not over 12 inches at center?
Are ladders properly maintained and stored?
Are any ladders painted?
Is fall protection provided for fixed ladders in excess of 20 feet long?
Are aluminum ladders of sufficient strength for the task?
Is erecting the scaffold properly supervised?
Are all structural members free from defects, and do they meet safety factors?
Are all scaffold connections secured?
Are scaffolds erected on solid footing?
Is scaffold tied to structure?
Are working areas free of dirt, debris, snow, ice, and grease?
Are employees protected from falling objects?
Is scaffold plumb and square, with cross-bracing?
Are guard rails, intermediate rails, and toeboards in place?
Are ropes and cables in good condition?
Is fall protection available and in use?
Excavation and Shoring
Are holes, trenches, and cuts more than 5 feet deep shored and sloped, or are trench boxes used?
Are operations supervised by a competent person?
Are soil banks at least 2 feet from edges of cut?
Are ladders placed to ensure no more than 25 feet of lateral travel by worker?
Are ladders properly secured?
Are adjacent structures properly shored?
Is shoring and sheathing correct for soil and depth?
Are roads and sidewalks supported and protected?
Is excavation barricaded and lighting provided?
Are equipment ramps adequate?
Have underground utility installations been identified?
Are registered professional engineer designs or approvals performed?
Are confined-space entry permit required plans established?
Are daily inspections completed by a competent person?
Is the atmosphere tested?
Is there adequate ventilation?
Is the electrical system approved for hazardous locations?
Is there adequate fire prevention?
Is there a rescue plan?
Is there a confined-space entry permit program?
Hoists, Cranes, and Derricks
Are annual inspections completed?
Have operators been properly tested, and are their physical exams current?
Are daily inspections completed by operators?
Are outriggers used?
Are power lines deactivated or removed, or are warning signs posted with at least 10 feet of clearance from overhead power lines (for voltages 50,000 volts or below)?
Are hoists designed by a competent professional engineer?
Is proper loading for capacity at lifting radius?
Is equipment operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions?
Does a competent person inspect the crane?
Is equipment properly lubricated and maintained?
Is load testing accomplished?
Are signal workers placed where needed?
Are alarms working and audible?
Are floor openings planked over or barricaded?
Are roadways and sidewalks protected?
Is adequate lighting provided?
Are barricades or covers installed over shafts, wall openings, stairways, stairwells, trenches, and outriggers?
Handling and Storage of Materials
Are materials properly stored or stacked?
Are shelves, racks, and overhead storage load-rated?
Are passageways clear?
Are there sufficient employees to do the job?
Are employees lifting materials correctly?
Are materials protected from weather?
Are employees protected from falling into hoppers and bins?
Is dust protection used?
Is the correct type of fire extinguisher(s) and other fire protection available?
Is traffic controlled through the storage area?
Is rigging inspected prior to use?
Is a competent person responsible for materials storage and handling?
Is an engineering survey provided in writing?
Are chutes provided for disposing of material above 20 feet high?
Does documentation show operations planned ahead?
Is shoring of adjacent structures complete?
Are utilities shut off?
Are hazardous materials or chemicals removed from any pipes, tanks, or equipment?
Are contractor qualifications and credentials checked?
Is explosive inventory complete and accounted for at all times?
Are stray electrical currents checked?
Are blasting mats used when required?
Are all signs, warning signals, and protective equipment in place?
Are non-essential personnel removed from area?
Are radio transmissions limited?
Are procedures for handling misfire in place?
Are explosives properly stored?
Is black powder prohibited?
Are experienced and trained personnel handling explosives?
Are detonators tested before each shot?
Is an area inspection completed after each shot?
Is proper disposal of wrappings, waste, and scrap completed after each shot?
Are operations suspended during electrical storms or when lightning is within 10 miles?
Are explosives and related materials properly stored?
Are all blasting operations conducted between sunup and sundown?
Welding and Cutting
Are all welding and cutting operators qualified?
Are screens and shields in place?
Is oxygen and acetylene stored properly?
Are bottles not in use secured with caps in place?
Is proper eye protection and PPE used?
Are fire extinguisher(s) located near operations?
Is a “hot work” permit completed and posted in areas requiring a permit?
Are valves shut off and regulators backed off each night?
Are flashback arresters placed on hoses (O2 and fuel gas)?
Is electrical equipment grounded?
Is the area inspected for fire hazards?
Are gas lines and power cables protected and in good condition?
Is proper ventilation ensured?
Is there a welding permit program?
Are safety nets or planked floors used?
Are hard hats, safety shoes, gloves, and other PPE used?
Are taglines for controlling loads in place?
Are fire hazards covered and barricaded?
Are floor openings covered and barricaded?
Has the hoisting apparatus been checked?
Is there adequate fall protection?
Is Christmas treeing used correctly?
Are forms properly installed and braced?
Is adequate shoring plumbed and cross-braced?
Are proper curing period and procedures used?
Is adequate PPE available?
Are caps on rebar?
Is automatic shut-off installed and available on power-operated trowels?
Are nails and stripped form material removed from area?
Is proper scaffolding provided?
Are masonry saws properly equipped, and is dust protection provided?
Is safe hoisting equipment used?
Are limited-access zones established as required?
Are competent flag workers properly dressed, trained, and posted?
Are adequate warning signs and markers used?
Is equipment not blocking the right of way?
Is traffic control used through construction site?
Are detours adequately marked and maintained?
Is dust control used?
Is adequate lighting provided?
Are barricades erected with correct directional stripes?
Is a stop-work procedure established for unexpected presence of asbestos?
Has owner been notified if asbestos is present?
Has the area been secured?
Are safe work permit procedures followed?
Are hot work permit procedures followed?
Are excavation permit procedures followed?
Are procedures for control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) being used?
Are confined space entry permit procedures followed?
Are emergency rescue plans established and available?
Construction Area – Secured Access or After-Hours
Are warning signs in place?
Are open ditches protected?
Are drop-offs protected?
Are ladders lowered?
Are hazard lights used?
Is equipment secured?
Are utility ditches flagged or barricaded?
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)