Occupational Health and Safety Checklist

Use the Occupational Health and Safety Checklist to review workplace safety and assess risks, based on International Labour Organization guidelines.

Occupational Health and Safety Checklist



Analysis Of Work-Related Accidents And Occupational Diseases

1. Are there any records of accidents at work or occurrences of occupational diseases?


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2. Are the causes of these accidents and diseases analyzed?


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3. Are corrective and preventive measures applied as a result of the analysis of the identified causes?


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4. Is the risk assessment for workers' safety and health updated based on these results?


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Health Surveillance

1. Is there an occupational physician?


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2. Are medical examinations performed before the admission of workers?


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3. Are there any worker medical records and medical fitness sheets?


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4. Are medical surveillance health examinations carried out at legally scheduled intervals?


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Consultation, Information, And Training Of Workers On OSH

1. Are the workers and their representatives consulted in writing in the field of OSH?


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2. Do all workers and their representatives have up-to-date information on risks to their safety and health?


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3. Do all workers and their representatives have up-to-date information on prevention and protection measures, and how they apply?


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4. Do all workers and their representatives have up-to-date information on measures and instructions to be adopted in case of serious and imminent danger?


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5. Do all workers and their representatives have up-to-date information on measures to apply in case of emergency, fire fighting, evacuation, and first aid?


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6. Did all workers receive adequate training on occupational safety and health, taking into account their jobs?


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7. Is the experience and qualifications of workers verified in advance for specific operations or high-risk jobs?


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8. Are appropriate training and professional development actions carried out for workers with disabilities, chronic illness, or reduced work capacity?


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9. Is appropriate training carried out with instructions to be applied in case of evacuation and emergency for all workers?


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Emergency, First Aid, Evacuation Of Workers, And Fire Fighting

1. Is there an Emergency Plan?


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2. Are simulations performed periodically, and are their results analyzed?


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3. Are there workers assigned to the role and procedures for carrying out these activities?


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4. Is there a firefighting system?


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5. Are there firefighting equipment and materials?


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6. Are there fire detection and alarm equipment?


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7. Are there systems for providing first aid (material and human)?


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8. Is there an appropriate evacuation system in case of an accident, considering the size and dangers?


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9. Are there first aid equipment and materials?


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Risk Assessment

1. Is the risk of COVID-19 contagion assessed?


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2. Does that risk assessment consider its relation with other risks (e.g., psychosocial risks, exposure to chemical agents, etc.)?


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3. Is there a written report of such risk assessment?


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Risk Prevention Plan

1. Was a COVID-19 risk prevention plan formulated (or an existing one updated) following the COVID-19 risk assessment, including the appropriate preventive and protective measures?


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2. Is that risk prevention plan available?


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3. Was that risk prevention plan disseminated among workers and their representatives?


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Physical Distancing

1. Are new principles of social conduct introduced (e.g., refraining from hugging, kissing, or shaking hands)?


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2. Is the work re-organized to ensure physical distancing through teleworking?


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3. Are workers given paid dispensation?


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4. Are the periods for paid annual leave anticipated?


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5. Are lagged working hours implemented?


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6. Are additional work shifts introduced to reduce the number of people per shift?


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7. Are physical contacts substituted by phone, email, or virtual (online) meetings?


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8. Is the maximum possible distance ensured between workstations?


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9. Are measures taken to avoid crowding at the workplace, such as cancellation of gatherings and events, and lagged hours for the use of common areas/spaces (e.g., cafeteria, rooms, library)?


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10. Are limits set on the number of persons (workers, clients, or the public) allowed simultaneously in a given space (per % of capacity or per square meter)?


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11. Is a minimum distance (e.g., 1 or 2 meters) between people in a given space ensured?


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12. Are the number of persons and/or their minimum distance in a given place controlled through safety and health signs and/or physical barriers?


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13. Is the presence of the public or customers at workplaces forbidden, with products delivered at the premises door or customers' domicile without worker entry at customers' premises?


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14. Are suppliers prevented from entering the workplace by receiving orders at the premise’s entrance?


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15. Are different and adequately signed circulation paths implemented, such as different entry and exit doors and circulation paths, and different paths per circulation direction?


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16. Are physical barriers (e.g., glass or acrylic windows, shutters, bulkheads) installed between workstations, between workers, and between workers and the public (front-office workstations)?


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Hygiene

1. Is good respiratory hygiene promoted at the workplace (e.g., covering the mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing)?


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2. Are there easily accessible places to wash hands with soap and water and paper towels to dry them?


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3. Are workers provided with easily accessible alcohol-based antiseptic solutions for hand hygiene?


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4. Is a culture of handwashing and the adoption of adequate basic procedures for hand hygiene promoted at the workplace?


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5. Is it forbidden to eat or drink in working areas?


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6. Is a policy promoted at the workplace to prevent the sharing of personal, work, and domestic items among workers (e.g., cell phones, headphones, PPEs, crockery and kitchen utensils, clothes, uniforms, towels, etc.) and food?


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Cleaning

1. Is a culture of regular cleaning promoted at the workplace with adequate detergent and/or disinfectant?


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2. Are surfaces of desks, telephones, and keyboards regularly cleaned?


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3. Are workstations, work equipment, work tools, and PPEs (if reusable and appropriate) regularly cleaned?


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4. Are doorknobs, handrails, counters, light switches, elevator buttons, vending machines, payment terminals, dispensers, etc., regularly cleaned?


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5. Are common areas such as toilets, restrooms, cafeteria, and meeting rooms regularly cleaned?


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Information, Training, And Communication

1. Is information and training provided to managers, workers, and their representatives on the COVID-19 contagion risk and the measures adopted to reduce or eliminate it?


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2. Is information and training provided to managers, workers, and their representatives on physical distancing measures, principles of social conduct, respiratory hygiene, procedures for hand hygiene, and cleaning of premises and material components of work?


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3. Is information and training provided to managers, workers, and their representatives on how to act in case of COVID-19 infection?


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4. Is information and training provided to managers, workers, and their representatives on the correct use, maintenance, and disposal of collective and personal protective equipment (PPE)?


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5. Is information and training provided to managers, workers, and their representatives on updates regarding the COVID-19 situation at the workplace, in the region, or in the country?


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6. Is information and training provided to managers, workers, and their representatives on their right to remove themselves from a work situation that poses an imminent and serious danger to their lives or health?


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Health Surveillance And Response Mechanisms

1. Is the surveillance of workers’ health ensured according to local health authorities' guidelines on COVID-19?


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2. Is there any written and disseminated instruction foreseeing that workers with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 do not come to the workplace?


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3. Is there any written and disseminated instruction foreseeing that, in case of the development of COVID-19 symptoms at the work site?


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4. Does the worker communicate the situation to the supervisor and move to a pre-specified “isolation area” while awaiting transfer to an appropriate health facility?


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5. Does the worker or employer contact health authorities?


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6. Does the employer notify OSH services/occupational physicians and adequately disinfect the workplace?


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7. Does the employer, in articulation with local health authorities and the occupational physician, provide health surveillance of persons who have been in close contact with the infected worker?


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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

1. Are workers provided with adequate and free-of-charge PPEs, taking into account the results of the risk assessment and the eventual need to use several PPEs simultaneously?


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2. Are workers provided with appropriate information and training on the best way to use and maintain the needed PPEs?


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General Workplace Information

1. What is the workplace address?


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2. What is the total number of workers?


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3. How many are men?


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4. How many are women?


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5. How many workers are under 18 years old?


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6. How many workers are over 50 years old?


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7. How many migrant workers are there?


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8. How many self-employed workers are there?


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9. How many pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding are there?


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10. How many undeclared workers are there?


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Organization Of Occupational Safety And Health Services

1. Are there organized safety and health services at work?


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2. In what mode do the services exist:


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3. Internal, Eternal, Common (inter-enterprise)


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4. Are there certified OSH experts?


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5. Is there a representative of the employer, in the case of external OSH services?


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Risk Assessment And Control

1. Are risk assessments carried out systematically?


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2. Are there records of risk assessments and their updates in written form (paper or digital)?


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3. Is risk assessment done by the workstation?


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4. Is there an updated occupational risk prevention and control plan (identifying the prevention and protection measures against the risks identified)?


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5. Does the risk prevention and control plan take into account the specific measures to be taken to protect vulnerable workers/groups (e.g., workers with disabilities or chronic diseases; pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding; minors; migrant workers; etc.)?


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