Nail Your Next Safety Inspection With This Checklist


Self-inspection checklists are essential for maintaining a safe and compliant workplace. When you think about it, every process, procedure, workstation and piece of equipment is a potential hazard. Inspecting each of these things can help eliminate the danger, ultimately helping you to maintain a safe, healthful work environment. As you assess your work environment, consider the following questions:

26-box-web Are all work sites clean, sanitary and orderly?

26-box-web Are work surfaces kept dry and appropriate means taken to assure the surfaces are slip-resistant?

26-box-web Are all spilled hazardous materials or liquids, including blood and other potentially infectious materials, cleaned up immediately and according to proper procedures?

26-box-web Is combustible scrap, debris and waste stored safely and removed from the work site promptly?

26-box-web Is all regulated waste discarded according to federal, provincial, and municipal regulations?

26-box-web Are accumulations of combustible dust routinely removed from elevated surfaces, including the overhead structure of buildings, etc.?

26-box-web Is combustible dust cleaned up with a vacuum system to prevent suspension of dust particles in the environment?

26-box-web Is metallic or conductive dust prevented from entering or accumulating on or around electrical enclosures or equipment?

26-box-web Are covered metal waste cans used for oily or paint-soaked waste?

26-box-web Are all oil- and gas-fired devices equipped with flame failure controls to stop flow of fuel if pilots or main burners are not working?

26-box-web Are paint spray booths, dip tanks, etc., cleaned regularly?

26-box-web Are the minimum number of toilets and washing facilities provided and maintained in clean and sanitary condition?

26-box-web Are all work areas adequately illuminated?

26-box-web Are pits and floor openings covered or otherwise guarded?

26-box-web Have all confined spaces been evaluated for compliance?

This is only a general checklist that may best serve as a guide in helping you develop one that works well for you and your workplace. Consider developing similar checklists for specific parts of the workplace, as well as specific processes and procedures.



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