Office Health & Safety Checklist

This Office Health & Safety Checklist is designed to assist office personnel in conducting safety inspections to identify unsafe conditions in the workspace.

Office Health & Safety Checklist



Office Safety

1. Are desk and file drawers closed immediately after use?


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2. Are the file cabinets, storage cabinets, bookshelves, and other items over 5 feet in height properly anchored?


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3. Are extension cords, phone cords, and cables properly routed or covered to avoid trip and fall hazards?


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4. Is a maximum of one power strip per electrical receptacle used?


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5. Are aisles, walkways, and work areas free of trip and fall hazards? (i.e. torn carpets, turned-up edges of door mats, boxes, etc.).


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6. Are exit paths free of boxes/materials at all times?


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7. Are all work areas adequately illuminated?


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8. Are storage and equipment rooms neat and orderly?


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9. Are work and storage areas free of improper storage? (e.g., heavy, high, and/or unstable storage).


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10. Are stairways free of obstructions and have a non-slip tread?


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11. Are stairways free of obstructions and have a non-slip tread?


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12. Are stepstools or ladders readily available for reaching high places?


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13. Is the tension on the paper cutter blade adjusted to prevent the blade from free-falling?


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14. Are Material Safety Data Sheets available for all hazardous materials used by employees? (i.e., ditto fluid).


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15. Are employees who are responsible for performing first aid have been trained in blood-borne pathogen prevention annually?


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16. Are the alarm and intercom systems operable?


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17. Are portable fire extinguishers adequate, charged, pins secure, mounted, and tags current?


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18. Are fire extinguishers accessible? (i.e., unblocked).


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19. Is duplicating fluid stored in a cabinet away from heat-producing sources?


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20. Are employees trained annually in the use of fire extinguishers?


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21. Are electrical cords and plugs in good condition? (i.e., not frayed, taped, spliced, or ground prong missing).


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22. Are electrical receptacles in good working condition?


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23. Are computer workstations ergonomically correct? (document holders, wrist rests, etc.).


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24. Are hand trucks, dollies, or carts available and used for handling bulk mail and supplies?


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25. Is the first aid room equipped with red biohazardous waste bags?


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26. Is the first aid room equipped with a sharp container?


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27. Are gloves and one-way valve resuscitators available to employees performing first aid and CPR?


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28. Is the Preferred Provider list poster and Workers’ Compensation Benefits poster posted in the staff lounge(s) on the certificated and classified bulletin boards?


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29. Have employees been instructed in proper lifting techniques?


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30. Are employees who provide first aid to students have been certified in first aid?


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31. Have all office employees had office ergonomic training within the last two years?


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32. Do chairs have any loose casters? Are all rungs and legs sturdy?


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33. Are there any sharp edges, points, burns, or splinters on the furniture?


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34. Are all fans adequately guarded?


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35. Are all tools in their proper places?


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36. Are sharp tools such as scissors and razor blades stored point/blade down?


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37. Are storage cabinets organized such that heavy items are stored on the lower and middle shelves?


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38. Are bolted materials within easy reach?


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39. Are floor surfaces clean? Dry? Free of debris or tools?


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40. Is there adequate walking space approaching the exits?


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41. Is all electrical equipment in good working condition?


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42. Are personal appliances such as space heaters or coffee makers compliant with the building's electrical circuit system?


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