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.

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