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Industrial Safety Checklist

DEPT:_______________ SHOP:_________________DATE:__________

Should be able to answer yes (where applicable) to the following:

Walking/Working surfaces:

  • Floors clean and dry

  • No protruding storage/clutter

  • No trip hazards (electrical cords, debris)

  • Rags/trash disposed of daily

  • Furniture safe and in good condition

  • Stairs safe (secure rails, treads)

  • Safe ladders (safety feet, inspected, tight rungs)

  • Scaffolding- greater than 5 feet have top/mid rails, toe-board, mudsills, wheels locked


  • All disconnects/breakers are labeled

  • 36-inch access clearance around circuit breaker panels

  • No exposed live parts

  • Circuits are grounded/ground pins on plugs

  • Extension cords inspected (no knockouts on boxes)

  • No extension cords used in place of fixed wiring

  • Explosion-proof equipment used where needed

  • CPR training for required workers (Electrical Trades)

  • Inspection program for power tools/extension cords

  • GFCI's in use in wet areas (bathrooms, near sinks)

  • No open slots in circuit breakers panels

  • Covers in place on receptacles, boxes, switches

  • Electrical hand tools grounded or double insulated

  • "Non-dead front" plugs removed from service

  • Electrical cords across walkways protected

  • Equipment UL listed

  • Lockout/tagout program in place where required

Machine Guarding:

  • Barrier guards on moving machinery parts

  • Point-of-operation and pinch points guarded

  • Fan blades guarded (less than one-half inch opening)

  • Fixed machinery anchored to prevent movement

  • Anti-kickback protection on woodworking machinery

  • Push-sticks provided

  • Lower portion of blades guarded

  • Belts/pulleys enclosed

  • Rotating shafts guarded

  • Bench grinders (one-eighth inch toolrest, one-fourth inch tongue guard)

  • Bandsaw blades guarded above guide rollers

  • Jointer guards installed with auto return

  • Radial Arm Saw—blade guard, head auto return, doesn't extend past end of table

  • Anti-restart on woodworking machinery

  • Safety zones around shop equipment

  • Table saw-blade guard, splitter, anti-kickback

  • Abrasive wheels given "ring-test"

  • Shop equipment has lockable disconnect

  • Lockout/tagout used for equipment

  • Foot treadles guarded

  • On/Off switch accessible without reaching across point of operations

Hazardous Material:

  • Approved lockers in use

  • Maximun storage: flamable 60 gallons, combustible 120 gallons

  • Compatible storage of HAZMAT

  • Manufacturer's label affixed

  • Dispensing containers labeled

  • NFPA labels used on non-manufacturer containers

  • MSDSs available and accessible

  • Hazardous waste properly disposed of

  • Training provided (site specific)

  • Only 1-day supply of flammable material outside locker

  • "No smoking" signs posted and observed

  • All items purchased on Authorized Use List

  • New HAZMAT purchases approved by safety

  • Ventilation equipment available and used when required

  • Refrigerators labeled "Food Only" or "No Food"

  • Proper storage/containment/separation of acids

  • Fume hoods tested annually by IH

  • Dispensing containers bonded to prevent static electricity

General Safety:

  • Eyewash stations flushed weekly

  • Personal protective equipment used and stored properly

  • Required safety literature posted on bulletin boards

  • Compressed gas cylinders secured/capped

  • Inspection performed of weight handling equipment

  • Welding curtains used

  • Soda/vending machines anchored to prevent tip-over

  • Space heaters have auto-tip-over switch

  • Good personal hygiene practices maintained

  • Smoking in designated areas only

  • Workplace monitoring scheduled with IH

  • Unstable shelving secured to prevent tipping over

  • Employees practice safe lifting procedures

  • Hand trucks/carts available for moving heavy items

  • Shop safety training being held monthly

  • Supervisors planning OSH into high risk jobs

  • DOD OSH poster and hazard reporting forms posted

Source: U.S. Navy