Office Inspection Checklist

Use the Office Inspection Checklist for routine assessments, promoting a safe and well-organized workspace by identifying and addressing issues promptly.

Office Inspection Checklist



Air Handling System

1. Does the air exchange rate meet standard requirements?


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2. Is the system free of sources of contamination (e.g., asbestos, microorganisms, dust, fumes)?


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3. Is humidity within the recommended range?


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Hazardous Products

1. Are there any hazardous products (e.g., products regulated by WHMIS)?


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2. If yes, are the products properly labeled?


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3. If yes, is there a corresponding safety data sheet (SDS) for each product?


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4. If yes, are workers trained in how to work with or near these products safely?


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Sanitation

1. Are washrooms and food preparation areas clean?


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2. Are the following provided adequately? • Toilets • Showers • Potable (drinkable) water • Clothing storage • Change rooms • Field accommodations • Lunchrooms


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3. Are measures in place to prevent the spread of disease?


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Security

1. Do entry and exit procedures provide workers with personal security at night?


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2. Are emergency (evacuation, fire, bomb threat, hostile person) procedures in place?


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Lighting

1. Are lamp reflectors clean?


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2. Are bulbs missing?


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3. Are any areas dark?


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Material Storage

1. Are materials neatly and safely piled?


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2. Are there step ladders or stools to get to materials on higher shelves?


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3. Are storage shelves overloaded or beyond their rated capacity?


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4. Are large and heavy objects stored on lower shelves?


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5. Are passageways and work areas clear of obstructions?


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General

1. Are extension cords used extensively? (if so, consider installing permanent wiring)


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2. Are electrical or telephone cords exposed in areas where employees may become entangled?


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3. Is electrical wiring properly installed?


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4. Are machines properly guarded?


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5. Does any equipment have sharp metal projections?


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6. Are wall and ceiling fixtures fastened securely?


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7. Are paper and waste properly disposed of?


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8. Are desks and file drawers kept closed when not in use?


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9. Are office accessories stored appropriately?


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10. Are materials stacked on desks or cabinets?


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11. Are file cabinet drawers overloaded?


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12. Are file cabinets loaded with the heaviest items in the bottom drawers?


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13. Are shelves securely fastened to the wall when necessary?


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14. Are filing stools or wastebaskets placed where they might be tripping hazards?


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Bulletin Boards And Signs

1. Are they clean and readable?


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2. Is the material changed frequently?


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3. Do items interfere with people walking by?


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Floors

1. Is there loose material, debris, or worn carpeting?


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2. Are the floors slippery, oily, or wet?


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Stairways And Aisles

1. Are they clear and unblocked?


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2. Are stairways well-lighted?


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3. Are handrails, and handholds in place?


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4. Are the aisles marked and visible


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Equipment

1. Are guards, screens, and sound-dampening devices in place and effective?


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2. Is the furniture in good repair and safe to use? Are the following points covered: • Chairs that are in poor repair • Sharp edges on desks and cabinets • Poor ergonomics (keyboard elevation, chair adjustment, desk height) • Rowding


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3. Are ladders well-maintained and safe to use?


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Emergency Equipment

1. Is all fire control equipment regularly tested and certified?


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2. Is fire control equipment appropriate for the type of fire it must control?


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3. Is emergency lighting in place and regularly tested?


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Building

1. Do buildings conform to standards with respect to use, occupancy, building services, and plumbing facilities?


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2. Are the following structures checked to ensure safety: • Swinging doors • Floor and wall openings • Ladders, stairways, and ramps • Guardrails


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3. Are materials stored safely?


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