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Workplace Safety Checklist

OSHA Safety in the General Work Environment

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist Needs to be Addressed Yes N/A

Is each worksite clean, sanitary, and orderly?

     
Are work surfaces kept dry or are appropriate means taken to assure the surfaces are slip-resistant?      
Are procedures in place (and followed) for immediate clean up of spilled hazardous materials and liquids, blood, and other infectious materials?      
Is combustible scrap, debris, and waste stored safely and removed promptly from work sites?      
Is all regulated waste (bloodborne pathogens) discarded according to federal, state, and local regulations?      
Are accumulations of combustible dust . . .     

        Routinely removed from elevated surfaces including the overhead structure of the buildings, etc.?

     

        Cleaned up with a vacuum system to prevent the dust from going into suspension?

     
Is metallic or conductive dust prevented from entering or accumulating on or around electrical enclosures or equipment?             
Are covered metal waste cans used for oily and paint-soaked waste?      

Do all the oil and gas fired devices have flame failure controls that will prevent the flow of fuel if the pilots or main burners are not working?

     

Are paint spray booths, dip tanks, etc. cleaned regularly?    

     

Are the required number of toilets and washing facilities provided?

     

Are all toilets and washing facilities clean and sanitary?

     

Are work areas adequately illuminated?

     

Are pits and floor openings covered or guarded?

     

Have all confined spaces been evaluated for compliance with 29 CFR 1910?

     

This Self-Inspection Checklist of the General Work Environment is NOT all-inclusive. You should add to it or skip parts that are not applicable to your company.  Carefully consider each item and your general work environment, 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.  Affordable OSHA table top safety cards for the general work environment are provided here.

OSHA Checklist for General Industry

OSHA Walkways

Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist Needs to be Addressed Yes N/A

Are aisles and walkways kept clear?

     
Are aisles and walkways marked appropriately?      
Are wet surfaces covered with non-slip materials?      
Are holes in the floor, sidewalk or other walking surfaces repaired properly, covered or other steps taken to make them safe?      
Is there a safe walkway in aisles where motorized or mechanical handling equipment is operating?      
Are materials or equipment stored in such a way that sharp objects will not interfere with the walkway?        

Are spilled materials cleaned up immediately?

     

Are changes of direction or elevations readily identifiable?

     
Are aisles or walkways that pass near moving or operating machinery, welding operations or similar operations arranged so employees will not be subjected to potential hazards?      
Is adequate headroom provided for the complete length of any aisle or walkway?      

Are standard guardrails provided wherever aisle or walkway surfaces are elevated more than 30 inches above any adjacent floor or the ground?

     

Are bridges provided over conveyors and similar hazards?

     

This OSHA Walkways Checklist for general industry 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 the OSHA walkways 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 OSHA safety training on Slips, Trips, and Falls is available here.

Self-Inspection Checklist

Occupational Safety Requirements for

OSHA Floor Openings and Wall Openings

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist Needs to be Addressed Yes N/A

Are floor openings guarded by a cover, a guardrail, or the equivalent on each side (except at entrances to stairs or ladders)?

     
Are toe boards installed around edges of permanent floor openings intended for people to pass below the opening?      
Are skylight screens of such construction and mounting that they can withstand at least 200 pounds?
     
Is the glass in windows, doors, glass walls, etc. of sufficient thickness and type for the human impact they withstand?      
Are the bars of grates and similar floor covers over floor openings (drains, etc.) properly spaced so not to affect traffic or rolling equipment?      
Are unused portions of service pits and all pits not in service either covered or protected by guardrails, etc.?        

Are manhole covers, trench covers, and similar covers, including their supports designed to carry a truck rear axle load of at least 20,000 pounds when located in roadways or subject to vehicle traffic?

     

Are floor or wall openings in fire resistive construction equipped with doors or covers that are compatible with the fire rating of the structure and equipped with a self-closing feature if appropriate?

     

This Occupational Safety Requirements for OSHA Floor Openings and Wall Openings 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 guidelines on wall openings and OSHA floor openings for complete and specific occupational safety requirements that may apply to your work environment. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.

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Safety First at Work! Self-Inspection Checklist

Stairs Requirements

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist Needs to be Addressed Yes N/A

Are stairways with four or more stairs equipped with standard stair rails or handrails?

     
Are all stairways at least 22 inches wide?
     
Do the stairs have landing platforms no less than 30 inches in the direction of travel?
     
Do the stairs extend 22 inches in width at every 12 feet?
     
Do the stairs angle no more than 50 and no less than 30 degrees?      
Are stairs with hollow-pan type treads and landings filled to the top edge of the pan with solid material?        

Are step risers on stairs uniform from top to bottom?

     

Are steps on stairs and stairways designed or provided with a surface that makes them slip resistant?

     

Are stairway handrails located between 30-34 inches above the leading edge of stair treads?

     

Do the stairway handrails have at least 3 inches of clearance between the rails and the wall or surface they are mounted to?

     

When a door or gate opens directly on a stairway, is there at least a 21 inch platform provided even when the door or gate is swung open?

     

Are the stairway handrails able to withstand a load of 200 pounds, applied within 2 inches of the top edge, in any downward or outward direction?

     

If the stairs exit directly into an area where vehicles are operated, are appropriate barriers and warnings provided to prevent people from stepping into the path of traffic?

     

Are the stairway landings at least equal to the width of the stairway in the direction of travel?

     

Is the vertical distance between stairway landings limited to 12 feet or less?

     

This Stairs Requirement Checklist 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 for complete and specific guidelines that may apply to your safety first at work policy. This list is typical for general industry, not construction or maritime.

Self-Inspection Checklist

Elevated Surfaces Workplace Safety Checklist

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________

 
Checklist Needs to be Addressed Yes N/A

Is the load capacity of the elevated surface posted where appropriate?

     
Are standard guardrails installed for surfaces elevated more than 30 inches above the floor or ground?      
Are all elevated surfaces provided with standard 4-inch toeboards (if people or machinery could be exposed to falling objects)?
     
Is a permanent means of egress accessible to elevated storage and work surfaces?
     
Is the required headroom provided where necessary?      
Is the material on elevated surfaces safely piled, stacked or racked in a way that prevents tipping, falling, collapsing, rolling, and spreading?        

Are dock board or bridge plates used when transferring materials between docks and trucks or rail cars?

     

This Elevated Surfaces Workplace 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, 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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