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.

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