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Safety Laws in the Workplace Checklist

Safe Material Handling

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Is there safe clearance for equipment through aisles and doorways?

               
Are aisleways designated, permanently marked, and kept clear to allow unhindered passage?      
Are motorized vehicles and mechanized equipment inspected daily or prior to use?      
Are vehicles shut off and brakes set prior to loading or unloading?      
Are containers of combustibles or flammables, when stacked while being moved, always separated by dunnage sufficient to provide stability?      
Are dock boards (bridge plates) used when loading or unloading operations are taking place between vehicles and docks?        
Are trucks and trailers secured from movement during loading and unloading operations?        

Are dock plates and loading ramps constructed and maintained with sufficient strength to support imposed loading?

     

Are hand trucks maintained in safe operating condition?

     
Are chutes equipped with sideboards of sufficient height to prevent the materials being handled from falling off?      

Are chutes and gravity roller sections firmly placed or secured to prevent displacement?

     

At the delivery end of the rollers or chutes, are provisions made to brake the movement of the handled materials?

     

Are pallets usually inspected before being loaded or moved?

     

Are hooks with safety latches or other arrangements used when hoisting materials so that slings or load attachments won’t accidentally slip off the hoist hooks?

     
Are securing chains, ropes, chockers or slings adequate for the job to be performed?        
When hoisting material or equipment, are provisions made to assure no one will be passing under the suspended loads?       
Are MSDS - material safety data sheets available to employees handling hazardous substances?      
Are any loose or unboxed materials which could fall from a pile properly stacked by blocking, interlocking, or limiting the height of the pile to prevent falling hazards?
Are bags, containers, and bundles stored in tiers that are blocked, stacked, interlocked, and limited in height so they too are stable and secure - preventing sliding or collapsing?      
Are storage areas kept clear of accumulation of materials that could lead to tripping, fire, explosion, or pest infestations?
Has excessive vegetation been removed from building entrances, work, and traffice areas to prevent possible trip or fall hazards because of visual obstructions?  
Have derail and/or bumper blocks been provided on spur railroad tracks where a rolling car could contact other cars being worked on? 
Have derail and/or bumper blocks been provided on spur railroad tracks at entrances to buildings, working areas, and traffic areas?
Have covers and/or guardrails been provided to protect workers from the hazards of stair openings in floors, meters, equipment pits, and other hazards?
Do the workers use proper lifting techniques?  
Are any elevators and hoists for lifting materials and containers used with adequate safe clearances, without obstructions, and with the use of appropriate signals and directional warning signs?

This Safe Material Handling 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 Material Handling, and refer to the OSHA Material Handling Standard 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 Safe Material Handling and other Safety Laws in the Workplace can be found here.

Self-Inspection Checklist

Transportation of Employees and Materials

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Do employees who operate vehicles on public thoroughfares have valid operator’s licenses?

               
When seven or more employees are regularly transported in a van, bus or truck, is the operator’s license appropriate for the class of vehicle being driven?      
Is each van, bus or truck used regularly for employee transportation equipped with an adequate number of seats?      
When employees are transported by truck, are provisions provided to prevent their falling from the vehicle?      
Are employee transportation vehicles equipped with lamps, brakes, horns, mirrors, windshields and turn signals and are they in good repair?      
Are employee transportation vehicles provided with handrails, steps, stirrups or similar devices, so placed and arranged that employees can safely mount or dismount?        
Are employee transportation vehicles equipped at all times with at least two reflective type flares?        

Is a full charged fire extinguisher, in good condition, with at least 4 B:C rating maintained in each employee transportation vehicle?

     

When cutting tools or tools with sharp edges are carried in passenger compartments of employee transportation vehicles, are they placed in closed boxes or containers which are secured in place?

     
Are employees prohibited from riding on top of any load which can shift, topple, or otherwise become unstable?      

This Transportation of Employees 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 transportation of employees, and refer to OSHA safety program requirements on OSHA transportation safety for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your employee transportation system. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime. Additional economical OSHA transportation safety training and safety supplies can be found here.

Self-Inspection Checklist

Control of Hazardous Substances by Local Ventilation

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Is the volume and velocity of air in each exhaust system sufficient to gather the dusts, fumes, mists, vapors or gases to be controlled, and to convey them to a suitable point of disposal?

               
Are exhaust inlets, ducts and plenums designed, constructed, and supported to prevent collapse or failure of any part of the local ventilation system?      
Are clean-out ports of doors provided at intervals not to exceed 12 feet in all horizontal runs of exhaust ducts?      
Where two or more different type of operations are being controlled through the same local ventilation system, will the combination of substances being controlled, constitute a fire, explosion or chemical reaction hazard in the local ventilation system?      
Is adequate makeup air provided to areas where exhaust systems are operating?      
Is the source point for makeup air located so that only clean, fresh air, which is free of contaminates, will enter the work environment?        
Where two or more ventilation systems are serving a work area, is their operation such that one will not offset the functions of the other?        

This Control of Hazardous Substances checklist is NOT all-inclusive.  You should add to it or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each factor of work safety information, and refer to the OSHA standards on control of substances hazardous to health regulations for the complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your work environment.  This toxic substance control list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.  Please click here for any training or safety supplies you may need to control substances hazardous to health and other work safety information.

Safety Inspection Checklist

PPE: Sanitizing Equipment and Clothing

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Is PPE (personal protective clothing) or equipment that employees are required to wear or use, or a type capable of being cleaned easily and disinfected?

               
Are employees prohibited from sharing PPE or equipment, unless it has been properly cleaned?      
Are machines and equipment, which process, handle or apply materials that could be injurious to employees, cleaned and/or decontaminated before being overhauled or placed in storage?      
Are employees prohibited from smoking or eating in any area where contaminates that could be injurious if ingested are present?      
When employees are required to change from street clothing into protective clothing, is a clean change room with separate facilities for storing PPE and street clothing provided?      
Are employees required to shower and wash their hair as soon as possible after a known contact has occurred with a carcinogen?        
When equipment, materials, or other items are taken into or removed from a carcinogen regulated area, is it done in a manner that will NOT  contaminate     non-regulated areas or the external environment?        

This PPE safety inspection 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 on health and safety equipment that may apply to your work environment. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime. Additional economical training resources on using health and safety equipment, as well as PPE can be found here.

Self-Inspection Checklist

Tire Inflation Safety Procedures

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist

Needs to be Addressed

Yes N/A

Where tires are mounted and/or inflated on drop center wheels, are safety procedures posted and enforced?

               
Where tires are mounted and/or inflated on wheels with split rims and/or retainer rings, are safety procedures posted and enforced?      
Does each tire inflation hose have a clip-on chuck with at least 24 inches of hose between the chuck and an in-line hand valve and gauge?      
Does the tire inflation control valve automatically shut off the air flow when the valve is released?      
Is a tire restraining device such as a cage, rack or other effective means used while inflating tires mounted on split rims, or rims using retainer rings?      
Are employees strictly forbidden from taking a position directly over or in front of a tire while it’s being inflated?        

This Tire Inflation Safety Procedures 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 safety procedure, and refer to OSHA occupational safety standards for complete and specific safety procedures that may apply to your work environment. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime. Additional affordable training on safety procedures as well as OSHA-compliant safety supplies may be found here.

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