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Confined Space Requirements Safety Checklist for Grain Handling Facilities

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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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Confined Space Requirements Safety Checklist for Grain Handling Facilities

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1. Does the organization have a written Confined Space Entry Program?

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2. Have workers been trained to recognize potential confined space hazards contained in: grain and feed storage tanks, forage storage structures, manure storage structures, agriculture transport vehicles and equipment?

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3. Do Entry Supervisors who participate in Confined Space Entry work have appropriate training that is documented?

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4. Do Confined Space Entry procedures include energy isolation steps (I.e. Lockout-Tagout) to control hazards?

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5. Does the facility have a list or inventory of all confined spaces?

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6. Prior to entering silos or grain bins, do operators de-energize (turn off) and disconnect, lockout and tag, or block off all mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment that presents a danger, particularly grain-moving equipment?

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7. Have all confined spaces at the facility been identified with appropriate hazard communication Signs and/or Tags?

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8. Are calibrated air monitors suitable to the anticipated atmospheric hazards available and functional for use when required?

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9. Is the individual performing atmospheric testing trained, qualified and competent?

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10. Have all members of the confined space entry team been briefed on potential hazards, scope of work and emergency actions prior to the start of a permit required confined space entry?

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11. Have all members of the confined space entry team been briefed on signs and symptoms of exposure to oxygen deficient or toxic atmosphere prior to the start of a permit required confined space entry?

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12. Are employees who are designated to provide permit space rescue provided required personal protective equipment such as SCBAs?

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13. Does the facility prohibit entry onto or below a bridging condition, or where grain is built up on the side of a grain bin?

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14. Is the Confined Space Attendant (I.e."hole watch") observed to have no other duties than monitoring the access and communicating with Entrants inside the confined space?

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15. Do Contractors that perform confined space operations follow established procedures for safely conducting the work in confined spaces?

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16. Are completed Confined Space Entry Permits reviewed by an authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and filed for at least one year?

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