Are all occupational injuries or illnesses, other than minor first aid treatments, being recorded?
Are all operating permits and records up-to-date for such items as elevators, air pressure tanks etc?
Do you have a “Joint Loss Management Committee?
Are minutes of the committee meetings kept and made available.
Is one person clearly responsible for overall activities of the safety & health program?
Are all accidents and incidents reported?
Do you have disciplinary procedures for violations of your safety & health rules?
Medical and First Aid
Are emergency phone numbers posted?
Are first aid kits easily accessible to each work area, with the necessary supplies available?
Have your first aid kit supplies been approved by a physician,, indicating that they are adequate for a particular area or operation?
Are means provided for a quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body in areas where corrosive liquids or materials are handled/
If you have a fire alarm system, is it tested at least annually?
If you interior stand pipes and valves, are they inspected regularly?
Are fire doors in good operating condition?
Are fire doors unobstructed and protected against obstruction, including their counterweights?
Are fire door fusible links in place?
Are portable fire extinguishers provided in appropriate types?
Are fire extinguishers recharged regularly and so noted on the inspection tag?
Are employees periodically instructed in the proper use of portable fire extinguishers and fire protection procedures?
Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is a danger of flying particles or corrosive materials?
Are approved safety glasses required to be worn at all times in areas where there is a risk of eye injuries?
Are protective gloves, aprons, shields or other means provided and required where employees could be cut or where there is a reasonably anticipated exposure to corrosive liquids, chemicals, blood, or other potentially infectious materials?
Are hard hats provided and worn when there is a danger of falling objects?
Is appropriate foot protection required where there is a risk of foot injuries from hot or corrosive materials, falling objects, or crushing or penetrating injuries?
Are approved respirators provided for regular or emergency use as required?
Is all personal protective equipment maintained in a sanitary condition and ready for use?
Do you have an eye wash station for quick drenching of the eyes in areas where employees are exposed to corrosive materials?
Is protection against occupational noise exposure provided when the sound levels exceed limits/
General Work Environment
Are all work areas clean, sanitary and orderly?
Are work surfaces kept dry or appropriate means taken to assure the surfaces are slip-resistant?
Is combustible scrap, debris and waste stored safely and removed from the worksite promptly?
Are accumulations of combustible dust routinely removed from the work areas?
Are covered metal waste cans used for oily and paint-soaked rags?
Are paint spray booths, dip tanks and spray areas cleaned regularly?
Are all toilets and washing facilities clean and sanitary?
Are all work areas adequately illuminated?
Are pits and floor openings covered or otherwise guarded?
Are aisles and passageways kept clear?
Are aisles and walkways marked as appropriate?
Are wet surfaces covered with a non-slip material?
Is there safe clearance for walking in aisles where motorized or mechanical handling equipment is operating?
Are spilled materials cleaned up immediately?
Are standard guardrails provided wherever aisle or walkway surfaces are elevated above any floor or ground
Are bridges provided over conveyors and similar hazards?
Floor and Wall Openings
Are floor openings guarded by a cover, guardrail?
Are toeboards installed around the edge of permanent floor openings (where persons may pass below the opening)?
Are unused portions of service pits or pits not in use covered or protected by guardrails or equivalent?
Are floor or wall openings in fire resistive construction provided with doors or covers compatible with the fire rating of the structure and also provided with self-closing devices?
Stairs and Stairways
Are standards stair rails or handrails provided on all stairways having 4 or more risers?
Do stairway handrails have at least 3” of clearance between the rail and the wall or surface they are mounted on?
Are stairways at least 22” wide?
Are step risers on stairs uniform from top to bottom?
Are stairway handrails capable of withstanding a load of 200 pounds, applied within 2” of the top edge, in any downward or outward direction?
Are signs posted, when appropriate, showing the elevated surface load capacity?
Are all surfaces elevated more than 30” above the ground provided with a standard guard?
Is material on elevated surfaces piled, stacked or racked in a manner to prevent it from tipping, falling, collapsing or rolling?
Are dockboards or bridge plates used when transferring materials between a loading dock and truck or rail car?
Exiting or Egress
Are all exits marked with an exit sign and illuminated by a reliable light source?
Is the direction to exits, when not immediately apparent, marked with visible signs?
Are doors, passageways or stairways, that are neither exits not access to exits and which could be mistaken for exits, marked “Not An Exit”?
Are all exits kept free from obstructions?
Are there sufficient exits to permit prompt escape in the event of an emergency?
Are special precautions taken to protect employees during construction or repair operations?
Are doors which are required to serve as exits designed and constructed such that the way of exit is obvious/
Are exit doors operable from the direction of exit travel without the use of a key or any special knowledge or effort?
Are doors on cold storage rooms provided with an inside release mechanism, which will release the latch and open the door even when it is padlocked or otherwise locked on the outside?
Where exit doors open directly to any street, alley or other area where vehicles may be operated, are adequate barriers and warnings provided to prevent employees from stepping into the path of traffic?
Are doors that swing in both directions and are located between rooms where there is frequent traffic, provided with viewing ports in each door?
Are all ladders maintained in good condition?
Are non-slip safety feet provided on each ladder?
Are ladder rungs and steps free from grease or oil?
Is it prohibited to place a ladder in front of doors opening toward the ladder except when the door is blocked, locked or guarded?
Is it prohibited to place ladders on boxes, barrels, or other unstable bases to gain additional height?
Are employees instructed to face the ladder while ascending or descending?
Are employees prohibited from using ladders that are broken, missing steps, rungs or cleats, or otherwise defective?
Are employees instructed not to use the top step of the stepladder as a step?
When portable ladders are used to gain access to elevated platforms, roofs, etc., does the ladder always extend at least 3’ above the elevated surface?
Are all ladders inspected periodically for damage?
Are the rungs of ladders uniformly spaced at 12” center to center?
Hand Tools and Equipment
Are all tools, used by the employees at the workplace, in good condition?
Are hand tools such as chisels, & punches, which may develop mushroomed heads during use, reconditioned or replaced as necessary/
Are broken or fractured handles on hammers, axes and similar tools replaced immediately?
Are worn or bent wrenches replaced as necessary?
Are appropriate safety glasses, face shields, etc., used while using hand tools or equipment which might be subject to breakage or could result in flying parts such as metal from chisels?
Are tools stored in dry, secure locations where they won’t be tampered with?
Are grinders, saws and similar equipment provided with appropriate safety guards?
Are power tools used with the correct shield, guard or other attachment as recommended by the manufacturer?
Are portable circular saws equipped with guards above and below the blade?
Are portable circular saws checked to assure that the guard is not wedged in the up position?
Are rotating or moving parts of equipment guarded to prevent physical contact?
Are all cord-connected, electrically operated tools and equipment effectively grounded or of the approved double insulted type
Are effective guards in place over belts, pulleys, chains, sprockets, and gears?
Are portable fans provided with full guards or screens with openings not larger than ½”?
Is hoisting equipment available and used for lifting heavy objects, and are ratings and characteristics appropriate for that task?
Are ground fault circuit interrupters provided on all temporary electrical 15 & 20-ampere circuits used during periods of construction?
Abrasive Wheel Equipment- Grainders
Is the work rest adjusted to within 1/8” of the face of the abrasive wheel?
Is the adjustable tongue guard on the top side of the grinder used and kept adjusted to within ¼” of the wheel?
Do side guards cover the spindle end, nut and flange and 75% of the wheel diameter?
Are bench and pedestal grinders permanently mounted?
Are goggles and or face shields worn while grinding?
Is the maximum RPM rating of each abrasive wheel compatible with the RPM rating of the grinder motor?
Are fixed or permanently mounted grinders connected to their supply system with metal conduit or other permanent wiring?
Does each grinder have it’s own on-off control?
Before new abrasive wheels are mounted, are they visually inspected and ring tested/
Is there a training program to instruct employees on the safe methods of machine operation?
Is there a regular program of inspection to assure the safe operation of machinery and equipment?
Is sufficient clearance provided around and between machines to allow for safe operations, set up and servicing?
Is there a power shut-off switch within reach of the operator’s station?
Can all power sources to each machine be locked out for safe maintenance or set-up?
Are all non-current carrying metal parts of electrically operated equipment properly grounded/
Are all emergency stop buttons colored red?
Are all pulleys and belts within 7’ of the floor properly guarded?
Are all moving chains and gears guarded?
Are methods provided to protect the operator and other employees in the machine area from hazards created at the point of operation?
Are machine guards secure and so arranged so that they do not pose a hazard by their use?
Are provisions made to prevent machines from automatically re-starting following a restoration of power after a power outage?
Are saws used for ripping equipped with an anti-kick back device and spreader bar?
Are radial arm saws so arranged so that the cutting head will gently return to the back of the table when released?
Is there a program that describes the procedures for safely locking out machinery and equipment prior to repairs, routine maintenance and setup?
Are employees properly trained in the correct lockout techniques?
Does the lockout program include all energy sources such as electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and all other stored energy?
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)