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Agribusiness Safety Checklist of Slips, Trips, and Falls

Contributor: Safesite • Jurisdiction: OSHA

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An agricultural safety checklist is an essential process to ensure hazards are identified and communicated. Agricultural production and transportation activities can expose workers to numerous hazards including slips and falls, bodily strains, being struck by equipment and exposure to unguarded equipment. Ensure your workplace is compliant with OSHA regulations and your workforce is kept as safe as possible. Ideal for Safety Managers and Machinery Technicians.

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Agribusiness Safety Checklist of Slips, Trips, and Falls

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1. Are aisles, stairwells and passageways used by workers properly illuminated?

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2. Are walkways kept clear of hoses, cords, tools or materials that could trip workers?

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3. Is standing water or other liquid present on walking and working surfaces?

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4. Are cracks and openings greater than 2" in floors, roofs or elevated platform surfaces covered and marked?

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5. Are work rooms and shop floors cleaned-up at regular intervals or after work is complete?

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6. Are pedestrian areas such as sidewalks, hallways and stairways inspected frequently and kept fee from trip hazards?

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7. Are activities such as carrying or lifting while walking discouraged or prohibited?

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8. Are activities such as rushing and hurrying down corridors and stairways discouraged or prohibited?

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9. Are employees made aware that excessive fatigue and tiredness can affect the ability to carry out even as simple a task as walking?

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10. Are all areas where employees and building occupants could be exposed to falls greater then four feet (4 Ft.) guarded by handrails or barriers greater than 39" high?

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11. Are rolling platforms and ladders inspected frequently and maintained in good repair?

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12. Are visual warnings such as "Hold Handrails" in stairways and similar fall prevention safety instructions, signs and labels available and complied with?

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13. Are outdoor areas of the facility kept free of trip hazards such as bent steps on industrial stairways, holes in walkways or uneven walking surfaces?

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14. Are fixed ladders at the facility sequipped with cages on ladders over 20 Ft. that extend 42 inches above the top of the landing (or equivalent fall protection devices.) ?

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15. During inclement weather is ice and snow on outdoor access to the facility promptly removed or sanded?

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16. During icey and snowy conditions, are truck or railcar loading personnel working outdoors equipped with "Yak-Trax" or similar overshoe equipment for walking on slippery surfaces?

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