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Dec 26, 2011
Workplace Safety Checklist
Scores 4.80 with 243 votes
Keep the work area and all equipment tidy.
Ensure that exits and aisles are clear and allow easy evacuation of the building.
Keep stairways, passageways, ladders, scaffold and gangways free of material, supplies and obstructions.
Plan for adequate disposal of scrap, waste and surplus materials.
Keep oily rags in covered metal containers.
Store equipment and materials in their assigned location.
Clean air vents and filters to maintain ventilation efficiency.
Ensure that boxes and piles are located on a firm foundation and properly stacked.
Clean up tools and unused materials after finishing a job or before leaving the job site.
Clean up spills promptly according to procedures.
Report hazards such as uneven boards, cracks, burnt-out lights.
Keep hoses, power cords, welding leads and such items from laying in heavily travelled walkways or areas.
Place empty containers and pallets in designated locations.
Dump small containers into larger ones.
Ensure structural openings are covered/protected adequately.
Do not permit rubbish to fall freely from any level of the project.
Do not pile material around fire extinguishers, sprinklers, or emergency exits.
Do not leave clean-up to last few minutes of shift or day.
Do not clean equipment without "locking out."
Do not throw tools or other materials.
Do not reach into waste containers; dump contents or remove bag.
Do not blow off dust with compressed air, use a vacuum or brush.
Do not collect broken glass and metal straps in plastic bags.
Do not use bare hands when collecting waste.
Do not use kegs or boxes as chairs or ladders.
Do not raise or lower any tool or equipment by its own cable or supply hose.
Minimize fire hazards by keeping workplace free of accumulated combustible materials and waste.
Dispose of hazardous materials in approved marked containers.
Keep only enough combustible materials at job site for job at hand.
Store empty barrels separately.
Post signs prohibiting smoking, open flames and other ignition sources in areas where flammable and explosive materials are stored or used.
Ventilate all storage areas properly.
Ensure that all electric fixtures and switches are explosion-proof where flammable materials are stored.
Provide the appropriate fire extinguishers for the materials found on-site; Keep fire extinguisher stations clear and accessible.
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