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Self-Inspection Safety Checklist

Exiting and Egress & Emergency Action Plan

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist Needs to be Addressed Yes N/A

Are all exits marked with an exit sign and illuminated by a consistent light source?

     
If the exits are not immediately apparent, are the directions to those exits marked with visible signs?      
Are the doors, passageways, or stairways that are neither exits nor access to exits, but appear that they could be exitsmarked "NOT AN EXIT," or "TO BASEMENT," or "STOREROOM,"  etc.?
     
Is the lettering on the EXIT signs at least 5 inches high and at least 1/2-inch wide?
     
Are the exit doors side-hinged?
     
Are the exits free of obstructions?
       

Are at least two means of egress provided from elevated platforms, pits or rooms where the lack of a second exit would increase the risk of injury from hot, poisonous, corrosive, suffocating, flammable, or explosive substances?

     

Are enough exits provided to allow everyone to escape quickly in case of an emergency

     

If construction and/or repair projects are being done, are special safety measures put in place to protect employees?

     

Buildings more than 4 stories in height: Are the exit stairways that are required to be separated from other parts of a building protected with at least 2-hour fire-resistive construction?

     

Are the mandatory detached exit stairways on buildings more than 4 stories in height protected by at least 2-hours of fire-resistive construction?

     
Are the mandatory detached exit stairways on buildings less than 3 stories in height protected by at least 1-hour of fire-resistive construction?      
If ramps are used as part of exiting the building, is the ramp slope limited to 1 foot vertical and 12 feet horizontal?      
Are any glass doors (frameless, exit, or storm doors) fully tempered, and do they meet the safety requirements for human impact?      
Do you have an Emergency Action Plan in place?      
Have the employees been trained to follow the Emergency Action Plan?      

 

This Exiting and Egress Safety Checklist is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to it or skip parts that are not applicable to your company's Emergency Action Plan.  Carefully consider each item on exiting and egress, 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. Click here for affordable Exiting and Egress safety signs.

 

Self-Inspection

Exit Doors, Door Safety Inspection Sheet

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist Needs to be Addressed Yes N/A

Are exit doors designed and constructed so that the path of exit travel is obvious and direct?  

     
If you have windows that could be mistaken for exit doors, are they made inaccessible by means of barriers or railings?      
When the building is occupied, are the exit doors openable from the direction of exit travel (the inside) without a key or any special knowledge or effort? (In other words, can they be opened easily and quickly if someone needed to escape?      
Are any of your revolving, sliding, or overhead doors prohibited from serving as required exit doors?      
If any required exit doors have panic hardware installed, can it be opened with a force of 15 pounds or less in the direction of exit traffic?      
Are the doors on any cold storage rooms equipped with an inside release mechanism to release the latch and open the door even when padlocked or otherwise locked on the outside?        

If any exit doors open directly into a street or area where vehicles may be operated, are adequate barriers and warnings provided to prevent people from stepping into traffic?

     

Are viewing panels installed on doors that swing in both directions between frequently trafficked rooms?

     

This Exit Doors, Door Safety Inspection Sheet is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to it or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item on exit doors and door safety, and refer to OSHA standards for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment's exit doors and and door safety. This inspection sheet is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.

Self-Inspection

Portable Ladders - Workplace Safety Laws

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be  Addressed

Yes N/A

Ladder Inspection Checklist:

   
     - Are joints between steps and side rails tight?      
     - Are all hardware and fittings securely attached?      
     - Are all movable parts operating freely without binding or undue play?      
     - Are non-slip safety feet provided on each ladder?      
     - Are ladder rungs and steps free of grease and oil?             
     - Are the rungs uniformly spaced at 12 inches, center to center?      

Does all personnel understand that it is prohibited to place a ladder in front of doors that open toward the ladder, except when the door is blocked open, is locked, or is guarded? 

     

Have employees been instructed to face the ladder when ascending or descending?

     
Have employees been prohibited from using ladders that are broken, missing steps, rungs, cleats, broken side rails, or other faulty equipment?
     

Have employees been instructed not to use the top step of ordinary stepladders as a step?

     

When portable rung ladders are used to gain access to elevated platforms, roofs, etc., does the ladder always extend at least 3 feet above the elevated surface?

     

Have employees been instructed that when portable rung or cleat type ladders are used, the base is to be placed so that slipping will not occur, or that the ladder is to be lashed or otherwise held in place?

     

Are portable ladders legibly marked with signs reading "CAUTION Do not use Around Electrical Equipment" (or similar wording)?

     

Have employees been trained to not use ladders as guy wires, braces, skids, gin poles, or for other than their intended purposes?

     

Have employees been trained to only adjust extension ladders while standing at a base (NOTwhile standing ON the ladder or from ABOVE the ladder)?

     

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

OSHA Self-Inspection Checklist

Hand Tools and Equipment and

Use of OSHA Personal Protective Equipment

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes NN/AA

Are all tools and equipment (both company and employee owned) used by employees at their workplace in good condition?

   
Are chisels, punches, and other hand tools, reconditioned or replaced as necessary?      
Are on hammers, axes and similar equipment replaced promptly?      
Are worn or bent wrenches replaced regularly?      
Are the appropriate handles used on files and similar tools?      
Have employees been trained about the hazards caused by faulty or improperly used hand tools?        
Do employees wear PPE (safety glasses, face shields, and other OSHA personal protective equipment)  while using hand tools or equipment that could produce projectiles or be subject to breaking?      

Are jacks checked regularly to ensure they are in good operating condition?

     

Are tool handles wedged tightly in the head of all tools?

     
Are cutting tools kept sharp so the tool will move smoothly with no binding or skipping?  

Are tools stored in dry, secure locations?

 

Do employees wear PPE like eye and face protection when driving hardened or tempered spuds or nails?

 

This OSHA Self-Inspection Checklist for Hand Tools and Use of OSHA Personal Protective Equipment is NOT all-inclusive.  You should add to it or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item, and refer to OSHA standards on Hand Tools and Equipment, as well as OSHA Personal Protective Equipment for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment.  This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime. Additional economical training resources on Hand Tools and Equipment, as well as PPE can be found here.

Self-Inspection to Comply with the

Safety Regulations in the Workplace:

Portable (Power Operated) Tools and Equipment

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Are appropriate safety guards installed on grinders, saws, and similar equipment?

               
Are the OSHA power tools being used with the manufacturer-recommended shields, guards, or attachments?      
Are portable circular saws equipped with guards above and below the base shoe?      
Are circular saw guards checked to avoid them becoming wedged up, leaving the lower portion of the blade unguarded?      
Are guards used on rotating or moving parts of equipment to prevent physical contact?      
Are all OSHA hand tools which are cord-connected or electrically powered properly grounded (or double insulated)?        
Are effective guards in place  over belts, pulleys, chains, sprockets, and on equipment such as concrete mixers, and air compressors?
     

Are portable fans provided with full guards or screens having openings 1/2 inch or less?

     

Is hoisting equipment available and used for lifting heavy objects?

     
Are hoist ratings and characteristics appropriate for the task?      

Are ground-fault circuit interrupters provided on all temporary electrical 15 and 20 amp circuits when used during periods of construction?

     

Are pneumatic and hydraulic hoses on power-operated tools checked regularly for deterioration or damage?

     

This OSHA Power Tools and OSHA Hand Tools Checklist is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to it as necessary or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item on OSHA power tools and OSHA hand tools, and refer to OSHA Safety Regulations in the Workplace (29 CFR 1910.242) for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime. Additional economical training resources on safety regulations in the workplace, and specifically OSHA hand tools and OSHA power tools can be found here.

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