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Self-Inspection

Electrical Safety Checklist

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Do you specify compliance with OSHA for all contract electrical work?

               
Are all employees required to report as soon as practicable any obvious hazard to life or property observed in connection with electrical equipment, exposed wire, or energized lines?      
Are employees instructed to make preliminary inspections and/or appropriate tests to determine what conditions exist before starting work on electrical equipment or lines?      
When electrical equipment or lines are to be serviced, maintained or adjusted, are necessary switches opened, locked-out tagged-out whenever possible?      
Are portable electrical tools and equipment grounded or of the double insulated type?      
Are electrical appliances such as vacuum cleaners, polishers, and vending machines grounded?        
Do extension cords being used have an equipment grounding conductor?        

Are multiple plug adaptors prohibited?

     

Are ground-fault circuit interrupters installed on each temporary 15 or 20 ampere, 120 volt AC circuit at locations where construction, demolition, modifications, alterations or excavations are being performed?

     
Are all temporary circuits protected by suitable disconnecting switches or plug connectors at the J Box with permanent wiring?      

Do you have electrical installations in the hazardous dust or vapor areas?   If so, do they meet the NEC National Electrical Code for hazardous locations?

     

Is exposed wiring and cords with frayed or deteriorated insulation repaired or replaced promptly?

     

Are flexible cords and cables free of splices or taps? 

     

Are clamps or other securing means provided on flexible cords or cables at plugs, receptacles, tools, equipment, etc.? 

     
Is the cord jacket securely held in place?        
Are all cord, cable and raceway connections intact and secure?       
In wet or damp locations, are electrical tools and equipment appropriate for the use or location or otherwise protected?      
Is the location of electrical power lines and cables (overhead, underground, under-floor, other side of walls) determined before digging, drilling or similar work is begun?       
Are metal measuring tapes, ropes, handlines or similar devices with metallic thread woven into the fabric prohibited where they could come in contact with energized parts of equipment or circuit conductors?       
Is the use of metal ladders prohibited in areas where the ladder or the person using the ladder could come into accidental contact with energized electrical equipment, fixtures or circuit conductors?       
Are all disconnecting switches and circuit breakers labeled to indicate their use or equipment served?      
Are disconnecting means always opened before fuses are replaced?       
Do all interior wiring systems include provisions for grounding metal parts of electrical raceways, equipment and enclosures?       
Are all electrical raceways and enclosures securely fastened in place?       
Are all energized parts of electrical circuits and equipment guarded against accidental contact by approved cabinets or enclosures?       
Is sufficient access and working space provided and maintained about all electrical equipment to permit ready and safe operations and maintenance?       
Are all unused openings (including conduit knock-outs) in electrical enclosures and fittings closed with appropriate covers, plugs or plates?       
Is each electrical enclosure such as a switch, receptacle, or a J Box (junction box), provided with a tight-fitting cover or plate?       
Are disconnecting switches for electrical motors in excess of two horsepower, capable of opening the circuit when the motor is in a stalled condition, without exploding? (Switches must be horsepower rated equal to or in excess of the motor hp rating.) 
Is low voltage protection provided in the control device of motors driving machines or equipment which could cause electrical hazards in the workplace from electrical shock because of inadvertent starting?       
Is each motor disconnecting switch or circuit breaker located within sight of the motor control device?       
Is each motor located within sight of its controller or the controller disconnecting means capable of being locked in the open position or is a separate disconnecting means installed in the circuit within sight of the motor?       
Is the controller for each motor in excess of two horsepower, rated in horsepower equal to or in excess of the rating of the motor it serves?       
Are employees who regularly work on or around energized electrical equipment or lines instructed in the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods?       
Are employees prohibited from working alone on energized lines or equipment over 600 volts?       

This Workplace Safety Law on OSHA Electricity 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, and refer to OSHA standards and the NEC National Electrical Code 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

General Warehouse Safety

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Are exposed or open loading dock doors chained off, roped off, or otherwise blocked?

               
Are any other areas where employees could fall four feet or more chained off, roped off, or otherwise blocked?      
Are floors and aisles clear of clutter, electrical cords, hoses, spills, and any other hazards that could cause employees to slip, trip, or fall?      
Do the established job task time expectations allow time for safe work practices?        
Are employees who perform physical work allowed adequate periodic rest breaks to avoid dangerous fatigue levels?      
Do the newly – hired employees receive general ergonomics training to protect them as they lift and move objects as well as task-specific training?        
Is the warehouse well ventilated?        

Have employees been trained on how to avoid heat stress in hot, humid environments?

     

Conversely, have your employees been trained on how to work safely in cold environments?

     
Does the warehouse have lockout/tagout procedures in place where needed?      

This General Warehouse Safety 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, 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. 

Workplace Safety Laws - Self-Inspection Checklist

Noise Exposure

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Are there areas in the workplace where continuous noise exposure levels exceed 85dBA?

               
Is there an ongoing preventive OSHA hearing conservation program to educate employees in: safe levels of noise, noise exposure; effects of noise on their health; and the use of OSHA personal protective equipment?      
Have work areas where noise levels make voice communication between employees difficult been identified and posted?      
Are noise exposure levels being measured using a sound level meter or an octave band analyzer and are records being kept according to OSHA noise standards?      
Have engineering controls been used to reduce excessive noise exposure levels?      
Where engineering controls are determined not feasible, are administrative controls (i.e. worker rotation) being used to minimize individual noise exposure?        
Is approved OSHA personal protective equipment (noise attenuating devices) available to every employee working in noisy areas?        

Have you tried isolating noisy machinery from the rest of your operation?

     

If you use ear protectors as OSHA personal protective equipment, are employees properly fitted and instructed in their use?

     
Are employees in high noise exposure areas given periodic audiometric testing to ensure that you have an effective OSHA hearing conservation system?      

This Noise Exposure 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 hearing conservation, and refer to OSHA workplace safety laws for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment. This OSHA noise standard list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime. Additional economical training on Noise Exposure and Workplace Safety Laws, as OSHA personal protective equipment can be found here.

Health and Safety Guidelines:

Fueling Operations and Fueling Safety

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Is it prohibited to fuel an internal combustion engine with a flammable liquid while the engine is running?

               
Are fueling operations done in such a manner that the likelihood of spillage will be minimal?      
When spillage occurs during fueling operations, is the spilled fuel washed away completely, evaporated, or other health and safety guidelines followed to control vapors before restarting the engine?      
Are fuel tank caps replaced and secured before starting the engine?      
In fueling operations, is there always metal contact between the container and the fuel tank?      
Are fueling hoses of a type designed to handle the specific type of fuel?        
Is it prohibited to handle or transfer gasoline in open containers?        

Are open lights, open flames, sparking, or arcing equipment prohibited near fueling or transfer of fuel operations?

     

Is smoking prohibited in the vicinity of fueling operations?

     
Are fueling operators prohibited in the vicinity of fueling operations?      

Where fueling or transfer of fuel is done through a gravity flow system, are the nozzles of the self-closing type?

     

This Fueling Safety 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, and refer to the OSHA work safety law  safety guidelines 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 DOT safety can be found here.

Self-Inspection Checklist for

Safety Laws in the Workplace

Identification of Piping Systems

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

When non-potable water is piped through a facility, are outlets or taps posted to alert employees that it is unsafe and not to be used for drinking, washing or other personal use?

               
When hazardous substances are transported through above ground piping, is each pipeline identified at points where confusion could introduce hazards to employees?      
When pipelines are identified by color painting, are all visible parts of the line so identified?      
When pipelines are identified by color painted bands or tapes, are the bands or tapes located at reasonable intervals and at each outlet, valve or connection?      
When pipelines are identified by color, is the color code posted at all locations where confusion could introduce hazards to employees?      
When the contents of pipelines are identified by name or name abbreviation, is the information readily visible on the pipe near each valve outlet?        
When pipelines carrying hazardous substances are identified by tags, are the tags constructed of durable materials, the message carried clearly and permanently distinguishable and are tags installed at each valve or outlet?        

When pipelines are heated by electricity, steam or other external source, are suitable warnings signs or tags placed at unions, valves, or other serviceable parts of the system?

     

This Piping Systems 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, and refer to OSHA safety laws in the workplace for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment regarding piping systems. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime. Additional economical tags and signs for piping systems can be found here.

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