Health and Safety Guidelines:

Fueling Operations and Fueling Safety

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Date Inspected _____________ Date Completed _____________


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.

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