This inspection checklist is designed to help facilitate a walking inspection of your area(s) of responsibility. Answer each question as it pertains to your area. Negative answers indicate a potential safety concern and must be addressed and corrected as necessary.
- Is the required OSHA workplace poster displayed in a prominent location?
- Are emergency telephone numbers posted where they can be readily found in case of emergency?
- Where employees may be exposed to any toxic substances or harmful physical agents, has appropriate information concerning employee access to medical and exposure records and Material Safety Data Sheets been posted or otherwise made readily available to employees?
- Are signs concerning various hazards, such as room capacities, floor loading, biohazards, exposures to x-ray, or other harmful substances posted where appropriate?
- Is the company required to maintain an OSHA 300 Log?
- Is there a log that tracks all injuries and illnesses, including “first aid only” situations?
- Are all recordable injuries or illnesses posted on the OSHA 300 Log within six days of the incident?
- Is there an OSHA 301 (or suitable alternative) for every entry on the OSHA 300 Log?
- Is the OSHA 300A Annual Summary posted between February 1st and April 30th each year?
- Are employee medical records kept confidential?
- Are training records for employees maintained and accessible for review when required?
- Have arrangements been made to maintain required records for the legal period of time for each specific type record? (Some records must be maintained for 40 years.)
- Are operating permits up-to-date for such items as elevators, air pressure tanks and LPG tanks?
- Are operating permits posted in their proper locations?
- Do you have an active safety and health program in operation that deals with general safety and health program elements as well as the management of hazards specific to your worksite?
- Is one person clearly responsible for the overall activities of the safety program?
- In your department, does everyone clearly understand their responsibility toward safety?
- Do you have a safety committee that meets regularly and reports back on its activities?
- Do you have a working procedure in place for handling in-house employee complaints or concerns regarding safety and health issues?
- Are you keeping your employees informed of various safety improvements made within the company?
Medical Services and First Aid
- Is there a hospital or clinic in close proximity to the workplace?
- Are there people within your department who are trained in first aid procedures?
- Do those employees who are expected to provide first aid as part of their job responsibilities receive the necessary training and vaccinations as outlined in various OSHA standards?
- When employees have an exposure incident involving bloodborne pathogens, do you provide an immediate post-exposure medical evaluation?
- Are medical personnel readily available for advice on matters of occupational health?
- Are first aid kits easily accessible to each work area, with necessary supplies available?
- Are first aid kits maintained and replenished when necessary?
- When employees may be exposed to corrosive materials, such as acids, are means provided for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body?
General Work Environment
- Are all worksites clean and orderly?
- Are machines and work areas swept clean at the end of each shift or workday and are debris, scrap, and other waste picked up and removed from the work area?
- Are work areas adequately illuminated?
- Are aisles and passageways kept clear and passable?
- Are aisles and walkways marked as required?
- Are working surfaces kept dry and free of wet or otherwise slippery conditions?
- Are wet or slippery surfaces, inherent to the production operation, covered with non-slip material or otherwise made safe?
- Are holes in the floor, sidewalk, or other walking area repaired properly, or otherwise covered to prevent slips, trips or falls?
- Is there safe clearance for walking in aisles where motorized equipment is used?
- Are materials or equipment stored in such a way that sharp objects will not project into the aisle and create a hazard?
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