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Jobsite Hazard Identification Checklist

Contributor: Safesite • Jurisdiction: OSHA

construction
general industry

OSHA checklist keeps site safe by properly inspecting equipment, surrounding work area for damage, defects or hazards and ensuring employees use best practices in equipment operation/job site safety.

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Jobsite Hazard Identification Checklist

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1. Is a properly sized, inspected and stocked First Aid Kit available on the job site?

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2. Is Fall Protection selected based on a hazard analysis of the planned work, known hazards and specific work location?

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3. Are all portable cord and plug-type electrical tools powered from an GFCI equipped receptacle or used with a portable GFCI?

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4. Are flexible cords used on the job site of the properly rated and listed to support the load required?

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5. Is the site cleaned-up at regular intervals and at end of shift?

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6. Are aerial lifts inspected prior to use and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations for safe use of the equipment?

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7. Is fall protection equipment stored and maintained in accordance with the requirements outlined in the Fall Protection Program?

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8. Are ladders maintained in good usable condition at all times?

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9. Are walkways kept clear of cords, hoses or materials that could trip personnel?

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10. Are employees using the ladders maintaining 3-points of contact/control while climbing the ladder?

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11. Are warning signs, flags, traffic control devices, and/or barriers and flaggers in place when working near vehicular traffic?

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12. Do all unattended loaders and industrial trucks have the bucket or boxes lowered to the ground unless precautions such as blocking are taken to prevent accidental lowering; controls are in neutral and brake is set.

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13. If required, is the scaffold system secured/tied to the wall or structure at the proper intervals? (30' horizontal/24' vertical)

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14. Are scaffolds used at the work site inspected and tagged after erection and at least every 7 days thereafter by a competent person?

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15. Has each employee who works on a scaffold been trained by a competent person on hazards and procedures used to control hazards?

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16. Are portable fire extinguishers fully charged, inspected monthly and serviced annually?

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17. Are skylights and roof opening covers guarded and constructed to hold at least 200 pounds?

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18. Are floor and wall openings guarded by a cover, guardrail or equivalent (except at entrance to stairways and ladders)?

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19. For multi-story work sites - is water available on every floor, and located as close as practicable to areas where employees are working?

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20. Are only authorized and trained personnel permitted to use welding, cutting or brazing equipment?

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21. Are cylinders located or stored in areas where they will not be damaged by passing or falling objects or subjects to tampering by unauthorized persons?

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22. Is at least a 10-foot safe working clearance from overhead power lines maintained by workers or cranes?

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23. If using cranes, are precautions in place to not fly loads over workers or occupied structures?

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24. Are employees provided and trained to use appropriate personal protective equipment (I.e. glove types, safety glasses, hard hats, hearing protection etc.) necessary for working safely?

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