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General Safety Walk Audit

Contributor: Safesite • Jurisdiction: OSHA

general industry
manufacturing
utilities
facilities and maintenance
hotels and hospitality
transportation and logistics

This checklist is for walk throughs of general indoor/outdoor work areas to identify workplace hazards related to emergency, electrical, facilities safety & more, edit accordingly for daily walks.

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General Safety Walk Audit

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General FacilitySection 1 of 10 with 6 Questions

1. Are emergency exits and passageways free from obstruction?

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2. Are work areas and walkways free from slip, trip and fall hazards?

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3. Is the general appearance neat, tidy and organized?

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4. Does ventilation and noise control appear to be adequate?

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5. Is lighting adequate for area?

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6. Is signage, OSHA logs, evacuation route maps, etc. displayed and up to date?

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Fire PreventionSection 2 of 10 with 11 Questions

1. Are there adequate fire extinguishers in the area for classified hazards?

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2. Have fire extinguishers had an annual inspection and a documented inspection within the last 30 days?

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3. Are areas around fire extinguishers, riser rooms and standpipes free from obstruction?

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4. Are sprinkler heads free from obstructions for at least 18 inches?

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5. Is the fire suppression system green tagged and has it been inspected within the last 12 months?

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6. Are flammables and combustibles properly stored in accordance with OSHA and NFPA requirements?

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7. Are oxygen and fuel gas cylinders stored upright, secured and with caps in place and kept separated by at least 20 feet or a fireproof barrier?

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8. Are propane cylinders stored correctly?

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9. Are flammable fuel areas labeled as flammable, no smoking?

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10. Is hot work being performed in accordance with Hot Work permit requirements and all flammable and combustible materials protected?

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11. Has an annual fire drill been conducted and documented?

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Hand & Power ToolsSection 3 of 10 with 7 Questions

1. Are proper tools being used for tasks being performed and being used correctly?

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2. Is appropriate guarding in place and adjusted properly?

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3. Are tools in good condition and homemade/modified tools prohibited?

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4. Are extension cords in good condition and adequate for the tool being used?

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5. Is appropriate grounding in place?

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6. Are fixed tools properly anchored?

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7. Has proper training been conducted with employees on safe use?

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Barricades & RailingSection 4 of 10 with 2 Questions

1. Are floor and wall openings protected?

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2. Are proper barricades under work areas where work is being performed overhead?

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HousekeepingSection 5 of 10 with 6 Questions

1. Are work areas and passageways clear?

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2. Is clean drinking water provided?

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3. Are empty waste containers available?

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4. Are tools and materials properly stored?

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5. Are hoses, welding leads and cords organized in a manner as not to create a tripping hazard?

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6. Are bathrooms and break rooms on a sanitization schedule?

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Personal Protective EquipmentSection 6 of 10 with 7 Questions

1. Are safety toed boots being worn?

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2. Are safety glasses being worn at all times?

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3. Is hearing protection being worn?

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4. Is face protection being worn while grinding, chipping, cutting, welding, etc.?

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5. Are proper gloves being worn?

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6. Is respiratory protection being worn?

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7. Have harnesses and lanyards had a documented inspection?

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Forklifts & LiftsSection 7 of 10 with 6 Questions

1. Are all operators trained & certified?

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2. Have pre-shift inspections been conducted?

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3. Are operators wearing seatbelts during operation?

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4. Are horns being used when entering/exiting a building and reversing?

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5. Is appropriate PPE being worn while in use and while refueling?

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6. Are forklifts being left unattended?

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First AidSection 8 of 10 with 7 Questions

1. Are eyewash stations adequate and been inspected weekly if plumbed and every 30 days if self contained?

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2. Are first aid cabinets stocked and adequate?

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3. Are there adequate AEDs in the area?

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4. Are first responders available?

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5. Have first aid cabinets and AEDs been inspected within the last 30 days and no expired items found?

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6. Are eyewash stations, first aid cabinets and AEDs kept clear at all times?

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7. Are emergency numbers and directions posted?

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Cranes & RiggingSection 9 of 10 with 4 Questions

1. Have cranes and rigging been inspected in the last 30 days and annually by a third party?

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2. Are slings and rigging in good condition?

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3. Are cranes rigged correctly and being used safely?

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4. Have crane operators and riggers been certified?

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Hazard CommunicationSection 10 of 10 with 7 Questions

1. Are safety data sheets up to date and readily available to employees?

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2. Are chemicals properly labeled in accordance with Globally Harmonized System requirements?

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3. Are flammables and combustibles properly stored?

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4. Are chemicals in appropriate secondary containment and storage location?

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5. Are flammable storage areas and transfer stations appropriately bonded and grounded?

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6. Are chemicals being disposed of properly?

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