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Self-Inspection

Employer Posting Requirements of

Federal Labor Laws

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist Needs to be Done Yes N/A

Is the required OSHA workplace poster of Federal Labor Laws displayed in a prominent location where all employees are likely to see it?

     
Are emergency telephone numbers posted where they can be readily found in case of emergency?      
In areas where employees may be exposed to any toxic substances or harmful physical agents: Has appropriate information concerning employee access to medical and exposure records and "Material Safety Data Sheets" (MSDS) been posted or otherwise made readily available to affected employees?      
Are the following signs posted where appropriate?      
        Exiting from Buildings      
        Room Capacities      
        Floor Loading      
        Biohazards      
        Exposure to x-ray      
        Exposure to micro-wave      

        Exposure to other harmful radiation (list)

   

 

     

        Exposure to other substances (list)

 

 

This checklist of OSHA Requirements for Employers is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to them or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item, and refer to OSHA requirements and federal labor laws for employers for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.

 

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Self-Inspection

Recordkeeping

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
OSHA Recordkeeping Checklist Needs to be Done Completed Not Applicable

Are all occupational injuries and illnesses, except minor injuries requiring only first aid, being recorded as required by the record keeping regulations of OSHA 300 Log?

     
Are employee medical records and OSHA record keeping of employee exposure to hazardous substances or harmful physical agents up-to-date and in compliance with current OSHA recordkeeping standards?      
Are employee training records kept and accessible for review by employees, when required by the OSHA recordkeeping standard?      
Have arrangements been made to maintain required records for the legal period of time required by record keeping regulations, for each specific type of record? (Some records must be maintained for at least 40 years.)      
Are operating permits and records up-to-date for such items as:      
          Elevators      
          Air Pressure Tanks              

         Liquefied Petroleum Gas

         Tanks        

     

This OSHA Recordkeeping Standard Checklist is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to them or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item, and refer to OSHA standards of occupational injuries and illnesses for complete and specific record keeping regulations that may apply to your work environment. This OSHA recordkeeping list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.  Affordable recordkeeping supplies avaiable here.

Self-Inspection Checklist

Fire Protection - Fire Safety Checklist

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist Needs to be Done Yes N/A

Is your local fire department familiar with your facilities, its location, and any specific hazards?

     
If you have a fire alarm system, is it properly certified?      
Is that fire system tested at least annually?      
If you have interior stand pipes and valves, are they inspected regularly?      
If you have outside private fire hydrants, are they flushed at least once a year as part of a preventative maintenance schedule?      
Are fire doors and shutters in good operating condition?      
Are fire doors unobstructed and protected against obstructions, including their counterweights?      
Are fire doors and shutter fusible links in place?      
If you have an automatic sprinkler system . . .
     

       Are the water control valves as well as the air and water pressure checked weekly or periodically as required?

     

       Is the maintenance of those automatic sprinkler systems assigned to repsonsible persons or to a sprinkler contractor?

       

       Are the sprinkler heads protected by appropriate metal guards when exposed to physical damage?

     

       Is proper clearance maintained below the sprinkler heads?

     

Do you have the adequate number and type of portable fire extinguishers?

     
Are the fire extinguishers mounted in readily accessible locations?      
Are fire extinguishers recharged regularly and is the inspection tag annotated properly?      
Are the employees periodically instructed in the use of fire extinguishers and fire protection procedures?      

This Fire Protection/Fire Safety Checklist is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to them or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item on this fire safety check list, and refer to OSHA standards for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.

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Safe Work Procedures Self-Inspection Checklist

Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist Needs to be Addressed Yes N/A

Are your worksites regularly checked for the need for PPE (personal protective equipment)? (head, eye, face, hand, or foot protection)

     
If the need for personal protective equipment is determined, are employers providing employees properly-fitted equipment?      
Have the employees in the hazardous areas been trained on the OSHA PPE standard? (Using what items, in what circumstances, as well as when and how to wear it and properly adjust it)      
Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is danger of flying particles or corrosive materials?      
Are approved safety glasses required to be worn at all times in worksites that pose a risk of eye punctures, abrasions, contusions, or burns?      
Are employees who wear corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) on worksites with harmful exposures required to wear ONLY approved safety glasses, protective goggles, or use other medically approved precautionary procedures?       
Are protective gloves, aprons, shields, or other means provided and required where employees could be cut or where there is possible exposure to corrosive liquids, chemicals, blood, or other potentially infectious materials?      
Are hard hats provided and worn where danger of falling objects exists?      
Are hard hats inspected periodically for damage to the shell and suspension system?          

Is appropriate foot protection required where there is the risk of foot injuries from hot, corrosive, poisonous substances, falling objects, crushing or penetrating injuries?

     

Are approved respirators provided for regular or emergency use where needed?

       

Is all PPE maintained in a sanitary condition and ready for use?

     

Are eye wash facilities and quick drench showers available within the worksites where employees are exposed to dangerous corrosive materials?

     

Is necessary special equipment available for electrical workers?

     
Are food and beverages consumed in areas with no hazardous exposure to toxic materials, blood, or other infectious materials?      
Is ear protection provided in areas where sound levels exceed those of the OSHA noise standard?      
Are adequate work procedures and PPE provided AND used when cleaning up spilled toxic or hazardous materials and liquids?      

Are appropriate procedures in place for disposing of or decontaminating PPE after hazardous exposure?

     

This Personal Protective Equipment OSHA Checklist is NOT all-inclusive.  You should add to it or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item on safe work procedures, and refer to the OSHA PPE standard for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment.  This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime. More training is available on personal protective equipment OSHA and other safe work procedures is available here.

Self-Inspection Checklist

OSHA and Workplace Safety Program

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Health and Safety Issues Checklist Needs to be Done Yes N/A

Do you have an active employee safety and health program that covers general safety and health in the workplace, as well as the management of hazards specific to your worksite?

     
Do you have one person clearly responsible for the overall activities of the safety and occupational health program?      
Do you have a health and safety issues committee or group that includes management and worker representatives that meets regularly and reports in writing on its safety and health in the workplace activities?      
Do you have a working procedure for handling employee complaints regarding safety and health?      
Do you communicate with your employees regarding the efforts you and/or the safety committee make to ensure a safe and healthy worksite?      
Do you have incentives for employees who have excelled in reducing workplace injury and illness?      

This OSHA and Workplace Safety Program Checklist is NOT all-inclusive.  You should add to them or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item, and refer to OSHA standards for complete and specific health and safety guidelines that may apply to your work environment.  This safety and health in the workplace list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.  OSHA and workplace safety training available here.

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