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Safety Walk-Through Checklist

Walking/Working Surfaces: YES NO
  • Work center floors clean and dry
  • Unprotected/unidentified slip, trip, fall hazards
  • Stairs safe (secure rails, treads)
  • Maintenance ladders in good repair (rungs, feet)
  • Scaffolding/maintenance stands >5 ft have top and mid rails, toe-boards, wheel locks
Electrical: YES NO
  • All disconnects and circuit breakers labeled
  • 36” clearance around circuit breaker panels (No obstructions)
  • No exposed live wires or circuits
  • Circuit breaker panels/receptacles have no holes, open slots or removed knockouts
  • All receptacles, switches and boxes have covers in place and in good condition
  • No permanent extension cords used in place of fixed wiring
  • Explosive proof lighting/machinery in use where needed
  • GFCI circuits used in wet areas
  • Plug ends do not have ground pins removed
Machinery Guarding: YES NO
  • Barrier guards on moving machinery parts, belts & pulleys
  • Point-of-operation and pinch points guarded & marked
  • Fan blades guarded (<1/2” opening)
  • Fixed machinery anchored to deck/work bench to prevent movement
  • Bench grinders (1/8” tool rest & ¼” tongue adjusted from wheel)
  • Band saw blades guarded above guide rollers
  • Safety zones around shop equipment
  • Abrasive wheels in good condition with no evidence of side grinding or non-ferrous materials being ground
  • On/Off/Kill switch easily accessible
Hazardous Material: YES NO
  • Only approved lockers in use
  • HAZMAT lockers properly identified (Flammables, Oxidizers, Corrosives)
  • HAZMAT labeled w/approved labels
  • No smoking signs posted and observed
  • MSDSs readily available and accessible (Easy to find, No physical or administrative barriers)
  • Rooms used to store flammables properly ventilated and use explosive proof equipment/lighting
  • Refrigerators properly labeled as to contents (either “Food Only” or “HAZMAT-No Food”)
  • Dispensing containers (55-gal drums) grounded to prevent static discharge
General Safety: YES NO
  • Plumbed eyewash stations/showers flushed weekly (verify inspection record)
  • Portable eyewash stations purged according to manufacturer’s guidelines (verify inspection record)
  • Safety zones around eyewash stations, kept clear
  • Fire fighting equipment inspected monthly, clear of obstacles
  • PPE in good condition
  • Cranes, hoists, slings properly inspected
  • Space heaters have approved auto-tip over protection
  • Coffee makers approved by Fire Marshal and on metal surface/tray.
  • Shelving secured to prevent tipping hazard
  • Are applicable warning signs posted (hearing, sight, foot)/li>

Source: Naval Safety Center, U.S. Navy, and Minnesota Safety Council