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Shop Safety Inspection Checklist

Scheduled periodic inspections to identify unsafe conditions and work practices are supervisor requirements per OSHA and the Company's Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIIPP). The requirement is to complete the checklist on at least a quarterly basis.

General Safety
Shop space is clean and orderly *
Floors are clear and aisles, hallways, and exits are unobstructed *
Floors surfaces are kept dry and free of slip hazards *
Stairways, floors, and ramps are free of defects (e.g. damaged treads, frayed carpet) *
Illumination is adequate in all common areas and workstations *
Emergency evacuation plans are posted at frequently traveled locations throughout the facility *
All containers, including non-hazardous chemicals and wastes, are labeled with the full chemical or trade name *
If chemicals in the work area are stored in amounts greater than typical office or household quantities, you are required to complete the Company's Chemical Safety Inspection Checklist.
Stored materials are secured & limited in height to prevent collapse *
Stored materials are secured & limited in height to prevent collapse *
36” clearance maintained for electrical panels *
Electrical cords and plugs are in good condition with proper grounding *
Extension cords and power strips are not daisy-chained and no permanent extension cords are in use *
Portable electric heaters have at least 36” of clearance from combustible materials (e.g. paper) *
Equipment and machines are clean and working properly *
Adequate ventilation is provided to machines for preventing buildup of heat or gas emissions *
Emergency stop switches on machines are identified and in proper working order *
Mechanical safeguards are in place and in proper working order (e.g. paper cutter guards) *
Emergency exit signs are properly displayed *
Fire extinguishers are visible and accessible *
Fire extinguishers are serviced annually *
Corridors and stairways are kept free of obstruction and not used for storage *
Severe Weather
Heavy, yet portable machines or equipment are secured against movement using chains, lockable casters, or other appropriate means *
Top-heavy equipment is bolted down or secured to wallstuds to withstand accelerations typically expected in an earthquake *
Large & heavy objects are stored on lower shelves *
Valuable equipment sensitive to shock damage, such asinstruments, computer disks and glassware are stored in latched cabinets or otherwise secured to prevent falling *
All areas are uncluttered – providing clear evacuation routes in the event of an emergency *
Cabinets and lockers are equipped with positive latching or sliding doors *
Inspector's Name *
Inspector's Name
By submitting this shop safety inspection checklist you acknowledge that the information you provided is accurate to the best of your knowledge. EH&S may reach out to for additional information and/or clarification.