Industrial Housekeeping Checks

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Industrial Housekeeping Checks

HAZARD IDENTIFICATION, REMOVAL, AND CLEANUP

1. Debris cleared from work surfaces, passages, and stairs?


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2. Ground within 6 feet of a building under construction free of any irregularities?


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3. Storage areas and walkways reasonably free of dangerous depressions, holes, obstructions and debris?


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4. All walking and working surfaces reasonably dry and free from grease or oil?


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5. Spills of oil, grease, and other liquids removed immediately or covered with sand or other absorbent material until they are completely cleaned?


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6. Enough trash containers provided and containers emptied when appropriate?


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7. Do workers wear heavy gloves and heavy soled or safety shoes when handling scrap materials?


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8. All walking and working surfaces free of protruding nails?


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9. Nails or fasteners removed when opening crates, cartons, kegs, or when stripping small forms?


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10. Nails bent down or removed before scrap material is discarded?


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11. Scrap and debris piled neatly?


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12. Materials, waste, or tools handled appropriately with care?


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13. Any object protruding at head height is removed or flagged?


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14. Protective caps are on exposed rebar?


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BULK MATERIAL STORAGE

1. All piled or stacked materials stable without any risk of falling, slipping, or collapsing?


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


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


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4. Headpieces, crosspieces, or other means used as needed to prevent slipping, tipping, or collapsing?


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


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6. Brick stacks under 7 feet high?


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7. Brick stacks over 4 feet high tapered back?


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8. Masonry stacks over 6 feet high tapered back?


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


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10. Enough room for workers and equipment to move material off a pile?


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11. Material piled on surfaces will hold its weight?


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12. Material piled on ground stable enough for heavy loads (not too near an excavation)?


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13. Pipes or rods stored in racks if more than one layer high?


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14. Surplus materials returned to the stockpile?


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HAZARDOUS MATERIAL STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

1. Flammable material always stored in separate closed containers?


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2. Incompatible chemical products not stored together?


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3. Smoking prohibited in flammable liquid storage areas?


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


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5. If more than 25 gallons of flammable liquids is present, it is kept in a storage cabinet approved by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)?


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


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7. Flammable liquids stored outdoors at least 50 feet from the property line and 10 feet from any public way in line with guidelines?


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


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


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


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11. Appropriate clean-up materials available for leaks or spills of flammables or other hazardous materials?


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12. 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. Toilets and washing facilities clean and sanitary?


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2. Toilets designed to ensure user privacy and stocked with adequate supplies?


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3. Sufficient toilets and washing facilities available?


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4. Adequate supplies of potable water available?


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5. Drinking water stored and dispensed in clearly marked containers that are not used for any other purpose?


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6. Is drinking water dispensed from fountains or single service cups supplied?


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7. All pipes and containers for non-potable water clearly labeled so that only potable water is used for washing, drinking or cooking?


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8. Change rooms clean without an accumulation of dirty clothes, food, or food containers?


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ENVIRONMENT

1. Lighting and ventilation adequate?


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2. Burned out lights reported and replaced?


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WORK PRACTICES

1. Housekeeping occurs constantly on the job, not just once a week or at the end of the project?


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2. Housekeeping chores performed by everyone, not just laborers?


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


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


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5. Tools returned to the gang box or tool room?


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