Construction Site Housekeeping Checklist

Use this Construction Housekeeping Checklist to ensure your storage, disposals, sanitation, and workplace practices are compliant with construction inspections.

Construction Site Housekeeping Checklist



General Information

1. Project Name/No:


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Hazard Identification, Removal, And Cleanup

1. Does the company have a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) that meets all Cal/OSHA requirements? (It includes identification of hazardous housekeeping problems on the site, regular inspections, accident investigation, and correction of hazardous conditions)


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2. Are debris kept cleared from work surfaces, passages, and stairs?


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3. Is the ground within 6 feet of a building under construction free of irregularities?


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4. Are storage areas and walkways reasonably free of dangerous depressions, obstructions, and debris?


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5. Are all walking and working surfaces reasonably dry and free from grease or oil?


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6. Are spills of oil, grease, and other liquids removed at once, or covered with sand or other absorbent material until cleaned up?


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7. Are sufficient waste or trash containers provided, used, and emptied when appropriate?


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8. Do workers wear heavy gloves and heavy-soled or safety shoes when handling scrap material?


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9. Are all walking and working surfaces free of protruding nails?


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10. Are nails or fasteners removed when opening crates, cartons, kegs, or when stripping small forms?


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11. Are nails bent down or removed before scrap material is discarded?


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12. Are scrap and debris piled neatly?


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13. Are materials, waste, or tools not thrown from buildings or structures to areas where workers may be located?


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14. Has any object protruding at head height been removed or flagged?


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15. Are protective caps used on exposed rebar?


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Bulk Material Storage

1. Is all piled or stacked material stable and cannot fall, slip, or collapse?


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2. Is the face of a pile of bags (containing cement or other material) more than 5 feet high tapered back, or are the sacks tied in horizontal layers to prevent them from falling or collapsing?


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3. Are lumber piles no more than 16’ high if handled manually or 20’ high if handled by equipment?


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4. Are piles of bricks, tiles, masonry blocks, and similar materials stabilized by the use of headers at least every sixth layer?


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5. Are brick stacks not over 7 feet high? Are brick stacks over 4 feet high tapered back?


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6. Are masonry stacks over 6 feet high tapered back?


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7. Is the way that material is going to be taken off the pile planned at the time the material is first stored?


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8. Do workers and their equipment have room to move material off a pile?


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9. Is the material piled on surfaces that will hold its weight?


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10. Is the material piled on the ground stable enough for a heavy load (not too near an excavation)?


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11. Is pipe or rod stored in racks if more than one layer high?


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12. Are surplus materials returned to the stockpile?


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Hazardous Material Storage And Disposal

1. Is flammable material always stored in closed containers?


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2. Are incompatible chemical products not stored together?


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3. Is smoking prohibited in flammable liquid storage areas?


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4. Are flammable liquids not stored near sources of ignition (sparks, electricity, flames, or hot objects)?


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5. Are storage cabinets approved by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) used when more than 25 gallons of flammable liquids are present?


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6. Are indoor storage areas for flammable liquids ventilated and have one clear aisle, at least three feet wide?


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7. Are flammable liquids stored outdoors at least 50 feet from the property line and 10 feet from any public way?


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8. Are outdoor flammable liquid storage areas graded to divert spills away from buildings?


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9. Is flammable and combustible scrap, debris, and waste promptly removed from buildings or structures?


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10. Are covered metal waste cans available for oily and paint-soaked waste?


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11. Are appropriate cleanup materials available for leaks or spills of flammables or other hazardous materials?


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12. Are leftover hazardous products and waste properly stored, labeled, and disposed of according to the instructions on the product’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?


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Sanitation

1. Are toilets and washing facilities clean and sanitary, with user privacy, and supplied with toilet paper?


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2. Are there sufficient toilets and washing facilities available?


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3. Is there an adequate supply of potable water available?


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4. Is drinking water stored and dispensed in clearly marked containers that are not used for any other purpose?


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5. Is drinking water dispensed from fountains, or single-service cups are supplied?


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6. Have all pipes and containers for non-potable water been clearly labeled, and only potable water used for washing, drinking, or cooking?


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7. Are changing rooms (if required) clean without accumulated dirty clothes, food, or food containers?


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Environment

1. Are the lighting and ventilation adequate?


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2. Are burned-out lights reported and replaced?


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Work Practices

1. Does housekeeping occur constantly on the job, not just once a week or at the end of the project?


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2. Does everyone do housekeeping, not just laborers?


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3. Do workers pick up anything they see lying around that can trip a person or fall on them?


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4. Are extension cords, lines, welding leads, hoses, etc. coiled up when not in use?


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5. Are tools returned to the gang box or tool room?


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