OSHA Construction Inspection Checklist

Use this OSHA Construction Inspection Checklist for thorough assessments, ensuring compliance with safety standards and promoting a secure construction site.

OSHA Construction Inspection Checklist



Personal Protective And Life Saving Equipment

1. Hearing protection: Are ear protection devices provided and used wherever it is not feasible to reduce noise levels or where a deviation to exposure levels specified in Table D-2, Permissible noise exposure in exist?


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2. Eye and Face Protection: Are employees provided with and use eye and face protection when machines or operations present potential eye or face injury from physical, chemical, or radiation agents?


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3. Foot protection: Is the employer requiring the wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment by employees in all operations where there is an exposure or potential exposure to hazardous conditions such as falling or rolling objects, objects piercing the sole, or electrical hazards?


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4. Selection, Issuance, Use, and Care of Respirators: Are employers provided with and use appropriate respiratory protective devices in emergencies or when controls required by Subpart D of this part either fail or are inadequate to prevent harmful exposure?


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5. Working over or near Water: Are employees working over or near water provided with and use U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets or buoyant work vests and are ring buoys with at least 90 feet of line and at least one lifesaving skiff provided?


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Underground Construction, Caissons, Cofferdams, And Compressed Air

1. Underground construction: Are safe means of access and egress provided and maintained in all working places?


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2. Is a check-in and check-out system used that will provide positive identification of every employee underground? Is an accurate record and location of the employees kept on the surface?


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3. Are emergency evacuation plans and procedures developed and made known to employees?


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4. Are Bureau of Mines-approved self-rescuers available to equip each employee near the advancing face and on haulage equipment and other areas where employees may be trapped by smoke or gas?


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5. Is a maximum of one day's supply of diesel fuel stored underground?


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6. Are gasoline and liquefied petroleum gasses prohibited from being taken, stored, or used underground?


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7. Are enclosed metal cages used to raise and lower persons in the shaft?


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8. Caissons: Are employers who expose employees to compressed air working environments complying with the requirements contained in ?


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9. Cofferdams: At cofferdams, are warning signals for evacuation of employees in case of emergency developed and posted?


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10. Compressed Air: Is a competent person present at all times who is designated and representing the employer, who is familiar with all requirements of this subpart, and who is responsible for full compliance with this and other applicable subparts?


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Fire Protection

1. General Requirements: Has a fire protection program been developed?


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2. Is firefighting equipment conspicuously located?


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3. Is firefighting equipment periodically inspected and maintained in operating condition?


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4. Is firefighting equipment selected and provided according to the listed requirements?


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5. Have employees been trained not to use gasoline to start fires, burn trash, etc.?


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6. Has an educational program to familiarize employers with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved been provided?


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7. Flammable Liquids: Are all flammable liquids stored and handled in approved containers and portable tanks?


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8. If more than 25 gallons of flammable liquid is stored in a room, is it in an approved cabinet?


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9. Is at least one portable fire extinguisher with a rating of not less than 20-B: C located within 75 feet of each pump, dispenser, underground fill pipe opening, and lubrication or refueling service area?


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Demolition

1. Preparatory operations: If employees are exposed to the hazard of falling through wall openings, are the openings protected to a height of approximately 42 inches?


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2. If debris is dropped through holes in the floor without chutes, is the area onto which the material is dropped completely enclosed with barricades at least 42 inches high and at least 6 feet back from the projected edge of the opening above?


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3. Are all floor openings, not used as material drops, equipped with a properly secured cover that will support any load which may be imposed?


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4. Stairs, passageways, and ladders: Are all stairs, passageways, ladders, and incidental equipment covered by this section periodically inspected and maintained in a clean safe condition?


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5. Chutes: Is any area where material is dropped outside the exterior walls of the structure effectively protected?


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6. Manual removal of floors: Are workers engaged in razing the steel after floor arches are removed and protected by planking as required in?


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7. Mechanical demolition: Are continuous inspections made by a competent person as work progresses to detect hazards from weakened or deteriorated floors or walls or loosened materials?


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8. Has the employer made provisions for the removal of lead-containing materials, asbestos, or any other hazardous materials or chemicals prior to the onset of demolition operations?


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Signs, Signals And Barricades

1. Accident prevention signs and tags: Are accident prevention signs and tags visible at all times when work is being performed and/or removed or covered promptly when the hazard no longer exists?


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2. Accident prevention signs and tags: Do all traffic control signs or devices used for workers’ protection conform with Part IV of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) 1988 edition revision 3 or Part VI of the MUTCD Millennium Edition?


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3. Signaling: Are signaling by flaggers and the use of flaggers, including warning garments worn by flaggers, in conformance with Part vi of the MUTCD(1988 Edition, Revision 3 or the Millennium Edition)?


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4. Barricades: Are barricades used for the protection of workers in conformance with Part VI of the MUTCD (1988 Edition, Revision 3 or the Millennium Edition)?


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Blasting And Use Of Explosives

1. General provisions: Are only authorized and qualified persons permitted to handle explosives.


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2. Are smoking, firearms, matches, open flame lamps, and other fires, flame or heat-producing devices, and sparks prohibited in or near explosive magazines and while explosives are being handled, transported, or used?


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3. Is an inventory and use record of all explosives maintained by the employer?


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4. Are explosives not in use kept in a locked magazine?


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5. Are precautions taken to prevent accidental discharge of electric blasting caps from current induced by radar, radio transmitters, lighting, adjacent power lines, dust storms, and other sources of extraneous electricity?


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6. Surface transportation of explosives: Is every vehicle or conveyance used for transporting explosives marked on both sides, front and rear with placards reading “EXPLOSIVES” in red letters not less than 4 inches high on a white background?


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7. Are motor vehicles transporting explosives always attended?


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8. Storage of explosives and blasting agents: Are explosives and related materials stored in approved facilities? Note: See Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms regulations contained in 27 CFR part 56, Commerce in Explosives.


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9. Are blasting caps, electric blasting caps, detonating primers, and primed cartridges stored in separate magazines from explosives or blasting agent?


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10. Loading of explosives or blasting agents: Is tamping done only with wood rods or plastic tamping poles without exposed metal parts except for non-sparking metal connections of jointed poles?


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11. Use of safety fuse: Is the so-called “drop fuse” method of dropping or pushing a primer or any explosive with a lighted fuse prohibited?


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12. Is a loud warning signal given by the blaster in charge before that blast is fired?


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Comments Materials Handling, Storage, Use, And Disposal

1. General requirements for storage: Are materials that are stored in tiers either stacked, racked, blocked, interlocked, or otherwise secured to prevent sliding, falling, or collapse?


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2. Are materials stored more than 6 feet from any hoistway or inside floor openings and more than 10 feet from any exterior walls that do not extend above the top of the stored materials?


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3. Are materials being stored beneath powerlines being moved or unloaded?


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4. Are safe procedures utilized when unloading pipes?


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5. Are aisles and passageways kept clear and in good repair to provide for the free and safe movement of material handling equipment? 1926.250(a)(3)


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Power Transmission And Distribution

1. General requirements: Are electric equipment and lines considered energized until determined to be de-energized by test or other appropriate methods or means?


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2. Does the employer provide training or require that his employees are knowledgeable and proficient in procedures involving emergency situations and first aid fundamentals including resuscitation or comply with ?


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3. Tools and protective equipment: Does rubber protective equipment meet the requirements of the American National Standards Institute J6 series?


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4. Mechanical Equipment: Are aerial lift trucks working near energized lines or equipment grounded or barricaded and considered as energized equipment or is the lift truck insulated for the work being performed?


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5. Material handling: Are tag lines or other suitable devices used to control loads being handled by hoisting equipment where hazards to employees exist?


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6. Grounding for protection of employees: When attaching grounds, is the ground end attached first and the other end attached and removed using insulated tools or other suitable devices?


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7. Underground lines: When working on buried cable or a cable in manholes, is metallic sheath continuity maintained by bonding across the opening or by equivalent means?


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Tools, Hand, And Power

1. General requirements: Are hand and power tools furnished by the employer or employee maintained in a safe condition?


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2. Are power tools, belts, gears, shafts, pulleys, sprockets, spindles, drums, flywheels, and chains properly guarded?


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3. Power-operated hand tools: Are electric power-operated tools equipped with proper ground or are they double-insulated?


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4. Are employees using foot protection when using jackhammers or tampers?


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5. Eye and Face Protection: Are employees provided with eye and face protection when machines or operations present potential eye or face injury from physical, chemical, or radiation agents?


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6. Have all employees who operate power-actuated tools been trained in the use of the particular tool they use?


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7. Woodworking tools: Do all portable circular saws have a guard above the base plate and a guard below the base plate that will automatically and instantly return to the covering position when the saw is withdrawn from the work?


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8. Do all circular saws have an exhaust hood or a guard to prevent accidental contact with the saw blade if there is a possibility of contact either beneath or behind the table?


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9. Do hand-fed circular rip saws have an upper blade guard?


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10. Do hand-fed circular rip saws have a spreader?


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11. Do hand-fed circular rip saws have non-kickback fingers or dogs?


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12. Do all radial arm saws have upper and lower blade guards?


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13. Are radial arm saws equipped with an adjustable stop or sufficiently wide table so that the saw blade does not pass the edge of the table?


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Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS); Overhead Protection

1. Rollover protective structures (ROPS) for material handling equipment: Are all rubber-tired, self-propelled scrapers, rubber-tired front-end loaders, wheel-type agricultural and industrial tractors, crawler tractors, crawler-type loaders, and motor graders (with or without attachments) equipped with rollover protective structures? *Note: Not required if the above equipment was manufactured before July 1969. See Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations: Material handling equipment.


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2. Do ROPS meet the minimum performance criteria detailed in these standards? Note: Check with the Office of OSHA Standards


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Welding And Cutting

1. Gas welding and cutting: When transporting or storing compressed gas cylinders, are cylinders secured and caps in place?


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2. Are cylinders secured in a vertical position when transported by powered vehicles?


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3. Are all compressed gas cylinders secured in an upright position at all times?


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4. Is the employer sure that all cylinders, full or empty, are never used as rollers or supports?


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5. Are employees instructed in the safe use of fuel gas?


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6. Are torches inspected for leaking shut-off valves, hose couplings, and tip connections at the beginning of each shift?


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7. Are oxygen cylinders and fittings kept away from oil and grease?


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8. Are oxygen and fuel gas regulators in proper working order?


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9. Arc welding and cutting: Are frames of all arc welding and cutting machines grounded?


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10. Are employees instructed in the safe means of arc welding and cutting?


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11. Are welding and cutting operations shielded by noncombustible or flameproof screens whenever practicable?


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12. Are electrodes removed and electrode holders placed or protected so they cannot make electrical contact with employees when the holders are left unattended?


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13. Fire prevention: Is suitable fire extinguishing equipment immediately available in the work area and ready for instant use?


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14. Are drums, containers, or hollow structures that have contained toxic or flammable substances either filled with water or thoroughly cleaned of such substances, ventilated and tested before welding, cutting, or heating?


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15. Before heat is applied to a drum, container, or hollow structure, is a vent or opening provided to release built-up pressure?


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16. Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting, and heating: Is a mechanical ventilation system of sufficient capacity and arranged to remove fumes and smoke and keep the concentration within safe limits?


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17. When employees are welding, cutting, or heating in confined spaces, is either general mechanical ventilation, local exhaust ventilation, or airline respirators provided


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18. Are employees who are performing any type of welding, cutting, or heating protected by suitable eye protective equipment?


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19. Are employees welding inside of a pipe?


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20. Are pipes blanked off, flushed, etc. before any welding operations take place?


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21. Is there a “Hot Work Permit” system followed by your employees?


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Stairways And Ladders

1. General requirements: Is a ladder or stairway provided at all personnel points of access where there is a break in elevation of 19 inches or more?


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2. Is there always at least one clear point of access between levels of a building or structure?


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3. Stairways: Is each stairway having four or more risers or rising more than 30 inches equipped with (a) at least one handrail; and (b) at least one stair rail system along each unprotected side or edge?


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4. Are the unprotected sides and edges of stairway landings provided with a guardrail system?


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5. Ladders: Are ladder rungs, cleats, and steps parallel, level, and evenly spaced when the ladder is positioned for use?


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6. Does each step ladder have a metal spreader or locking device?


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7. Do portable ladders used for access to an upper landing surface have side rails that extend at least 3 feet above the landing?


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8. Do ladders that are used where the employee or the ladder could contact exposed energized parts have non-conductive side rails?


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9. Are ladders periodically inspected by a competent person?


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10. Are portable ladders with structural defects marked as defective and withdrawn from service?


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11. Training requirements: Have all employees been trained to recognize hazards related to ladders and stairways?


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Electrical

1. General requirements: Does the employer examine all electrical equipment to ensure that recognized electrical hazards (i.e. exposed live parts, splices in cords, missing ground pins, reverse polarity, etc.) are identified?


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2. Are disconnecting means legibly marked to indicate purpose unless located so that purpose is evident?


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3. Is sufficient working space provided to permit safe operation and maintenance of electrical equipment?


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4. Are live electrical parts guarded against accidental contact.Wiring design and protection: Is the polarity of conductors correct?


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5. Wiring design and protection: Is the polarity of conductors correct?


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6. Are ground fault circuit interrupters used to protect employees? If not, is an assured equipment grounding program in place?


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7. Are all 120-volt, single phase, 15- and 20-ampere receptacle outlets on construction sites, which are not a part of the permanent wiring of the building or structure and which are in use by employees, protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter(s) GFCI?


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8. Are outlet devices correctly matched with the load being served?


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9. Are all electrical circuits and equipment grounded? Is the path to ground from circuits, equipment, and enclosures permanent and continuous? Are exposed noncurrent carrying metal parts of cord and plug-connected equipment grounded?Are electrical extension cords of the three wire type?


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10. Are lamps for general illumination protected against breakage?


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11. Are flexible cords and cables protected from damage?


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12. Are conductors entering boxes, cabinets, or fittings protected from abrasion, and do unused openings in cabinets, boxes, and fittings have covers?


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13. Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use: Do all pull boxes, junction boxes, and fittings have covers? (10.7m) maximum vertical intervals where supported scaffolds are more than 35 feet high?


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14. Are all cabinets, cut-out boxes, fittings, boxes, panel board enclosures, switches, circuit breakers, and switchboards located in wet locations enclosed in weatherproof enclosures?


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15. Are flexible cords and cables used as a substitute for the fixed wiring of a structure; run through holes in walls, ceilings, or floors; through doorways or windows; attached to building surfaces; or concealed behind walls, ceilings, or floors?


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16. Are fixtures and receptacles in wet locations identified for that purpose and installed so that water cannot enter?


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17. Hazardous locations: Is all electrical equipment used in hazardous locations either approved for the location or intrinsically safe?


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18. Safety-related work practices: Are electrical cords or cables taken out of service when worn or frayed?


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19. Are contractors/subcontractors (painters) using aluminum extension handles (or ladders) around electrical power lines?


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Comments Toxic And Hazardous Substances

1. Asbestos: Has a determination been made as to whether or not the building contains Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM = Greater than 1% Asbestos) or Presumed Asbestos Containing Materials (PACM)? Was the building/structure constructed prior to 1980? Does it contain materials such as thermal system insulation (TSI), surfacing materials, floor tile, roofing materials, gaskets, and/or drywall/plaster? Is the material ACM?


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Scaffolding

1. General requirements. Capacity: Are scaffolds and scaffold components capable of supporting, without failure, their own weight and at least four times the maximum intended load applied or transmitted to it?


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2. Scaffold platform construction: Are scaffold platforms fully planked? Does the employer ensure that each platform (on all working levels of scaffolds) is fully planked or decked between the front uprights and the guardrail supports.


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3. Criteria for supported scaffolds: Where support scaffolds are used with a height-to-base width (including outrigger supports, if used) ratio of more than four to one (4:1)…does the employer ensure that scaffold is restrained from tipping by guying, tying, bracing, or equivalent means?


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4. Criteria for suspension scaffolds: Are all suspension scaffold support devices, such as outrigger beams, cornice hooks, parapet clamps, and similar devices, resting on surfaces capable of supporting at least 4 times the load imposed on them?


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5. Access: Is safe access to scaffold platforms provided to employees working on scaffolds where cross braces are not used as a means of access?Are hook-on, and attachable ladders positioned so that their bottom rung is not more than 24 inches (61 cm) above the scaffold supporting level? Are rest platforms provided at 35-foot


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6. Use: Are scaffolds and scaffold components capable of supporting their maximum intended load or rated capacities, whichever is less?


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7. Are scaffolds inspected for visible defects by a competent person before each work shift, and after any occurrence which could affect a scaffold’s structural integrity?


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8. Fall Protection: Are employees who are working from a scaffold more than 10 feet (3.1m) above a lower level protected from falling to that lower level?


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9. Falling object protection: In addition to wearing hard hats, are employees provided with additional protection from falling hand tools, debris, and other small objects through the installation of toeboards, screens, or guardrail systems, or through the erection of debris nets, catch platforms or canopy structures that contain or deflect the falling objects?


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10. Additional Requirements: In addition to the applicable requirements .General Requirements…has the employer addressed any additional requirements that are applicable to specific types of scaffolds?


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11. Aerial lifts: Are aerial lifts designed and constructed in conformance with the applicable requirements of American National Standards for “Vehicle Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms,” ANSI A92.2-1969, including appendix?


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12. Aerial Lifts (Extensible & Articulating Boom Platforms): Are workers in aerial lifts equipped with standard guard rails also wearing fall-restraint devices connected to manufacturer-suggested tie-off points on the boom or basket?


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13. Training Requirements: Are employees who perform work while on a scaffold trained by a qualified person to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and in the understanding of procedures to control or minimize those hazards?


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14. Training requirements: Does training address the nature of electrical hazards; fall hazards; falling object hazards; procedures for dealing with electrical hazards; for erecting, maintaining, and disassembling fall protection systems; falling object protection systems; proper use of the scaffold and proper handling of materials on the scaffold; maximum intended load and load carrying capacities of scaffolds used in the work area?


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15. Are employees involved in erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting a scaffold trained by a competent person?


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16. Are employees retrained where there is reason to believe that an employee lacks the skill(s) or understanding needed for safe work involving the erection, use, or dismantling of scaffolds?


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Fall Protection > 6 Feet

1. General requirements: Is the walking/working surface strong enough to support employees and the work to be done?


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2. Are employees on walking/working surfaces with unprotected sides and edges protected by guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems?


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3. Are employees who are constructing leading edges protected by guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems if feasible?


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4. Is each employee in a hoist area protected by either guardrails or a personal fall arrest system?


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5. In hoisting areas where guardrails are used and guardrails are removed to facilitate the landing of material and the employee must lean out over the edge or through the access opening, is that employee protected by a fall arrest system?


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6. Are employees exposed to falling through holes (including skylights) protected by fall arrest systems, guardrails, or covers?


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7. Are employees on walking/working surfaces protected from tripping or stepping into holes by covers?


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8. Are employees on walking/working surfaces protected from objects falling through holes by covers?


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9. Are exposed employees working on the face of formwork or reinforcing steel protected by fall arrest systems, safety nets, or positioning device systems?


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10. Are exposed employees working on ramps, runways, or other walkways protected by guardrail systems?


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11. When excavations, wells, shafts, and pits, are not readily seen (shrubs, plants, etc.) are employees protected by guardrails, fences, or barricades?


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Cranes And Derricks

1. General Requirements: Are the manufacturer’s specifications and limitations applicable to the operation of any and all cranes and derricks complied with?


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2. Are rated load capacities, recommended operating speeds, and special hazard warnings posted on all equipment and visible from the operator’s station?


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3. Is equipment inspected by a competent person before each use?


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4. Are thorough annual inspections made on hoisting machinery and records of the dates and results of inspection maintained by the employer?


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5. Are accessible areas within the swing radius of the rear rotating superstructure of the crane barricaded?


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6. Are employees working within 10 feet of power lines?


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7. Before leaving a crane unattended, is the boom securely fastened?


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8. Are booms that are being assembled or disassembled on the ground, with or without the support of the boom harness, securely blocked to prevent the dropping of the boom and boom sections?


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9. Are cranes or derricks only used to hoist employees on a personnel platform when conventional means are more hazardous or impossible?


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10. If a personnel platform is being used, are all operation criteria required by this standard being followed?


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11. Does the crane or derrick used with a personnel platform have a boom angle indicator (if equipped with a variable angle boom), a device to indicate boom length (if equipped with a telescoping boom), and an anti-two blocking device or two-block damage prevention feature?


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12. Does the personnel platform meet all design criteria and platform specifications required by this standard?


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Hoists And Elevators

1. Material hoists, personnel hoists, and elevators: Are employees prohibited from riding on material hoists except for inspection and maintenance?


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2. Are hoistway entrances protected by substantial gates or bars?


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3. Are hoistway doors or gates on personnel hoists at least 6 feet 6 inches high?


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4. Are hoistway doors or gates provided with mechanical locks that cannot be operated from the landing side and are accessible only to persons in a car?


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5. Are overhead protective coverings provided on top of hoist cages or platforms?


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6. Overhead hoists: Is the safe working load for overhead hoists, as determined by the manufacturer, indicated on the hoist, and that safe working load not being exceeded


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Conveyors

1. Conveyors: Where conveyors pass over areas or aisles, have guards been provided to protect employees from falling materials?


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2. Are conveyors equipped with audible warning signals and is that signal sounded immediately before starting the conveyor?


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3. Are conveyors locked out while employees perform maintenance and/or repairs?


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Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, And Marine Operations

1. Equipment: Are all vehicles that are left unattended at night, adjacent to a highway in normal use, or a construction site where work is in progress, equipped with lights, reflectors, or barricades to identify the location of the equipment?


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2. Are safety tire racks, cages, or equivalent protective devices provided and used when inflating, mounting, or dismounting tires installed on split rims or locking rings?


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3. Are bulldozer and scraper blades, dump bodies, etc., fully lowered or blocked when being repaired or not in use?


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4. Are parking brakes set on parked equipment, and are wheels choked when parked on an incline?


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5. Do these vehicles have a service brake system, emergency brake system, and parking brake system in operable condition?


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6. Are all vehicles equipped with an audible warning device in operable condition at the operator’s station?


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7. Do all vehicles with an obstructed view to the rear have a backup alarm or are they always used with an observer?


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8. Do all vehicles have seat belts and are they used?


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9. Are trucks with dump bodies (beds) equipped with a positive means of support, permanently attached, and capable of being locked in position to prevent accidental lowering of the body (bed of the truck) while maintenance or inspection work is being done?


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10. Are operating levers on dump trucks equipped with latches?


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11. Are tailgate handles on dump trucks arranged to keep the operator clear?


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12. Are vehicles in use inspected at the beginning of each shift to ensure that all parts, equipment, and accessories affecting safety operations are free of defects?


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13. Material handling equipment: Are seat belts provided on all earth-moving equipment except those not equipped with ROPS and those designed for a stand-up operation?


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14. Does all bi-directional earthmoving equipment have a horn in operable condition?


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15. Is all earthmoving or compacting equipment with an obstructed rear view equipped with an operable backup alarm or used only with an observer?


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16. Are all high lift rider industrial trucks equipped with overhead guards?


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17. Powered Industrial Trucks: Are all powered industrial truck operators trained in accordance?


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18. Are all powered industrial trucks equipped with inspection data plates or tags? Does each industrial truck possess working brakes, steering mechanisms, control mechanisms, warning devices, lights, overhead lift devices, and guards and safety devices?


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19. Site clearing: Is all equipment used in site clearing operations equipped with proper rollover protection?


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20. Marine operations and equipment: Is a ramp of adequate strength, with sideboards, well maintained and properly secured, or a safe walkway provided in such a way that employees can step safely to or from a wharf, float, barge, or river towboat,?


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Excavations

1. General requirements: Are all surface encumbrances that may create a hazard removed or supported as necessary to safeguard employees?


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2. Have all underground utility installations been located?


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3. In trenches more than 4 feet deep, are stairways, ladders, or ramps located so that travel to them is no more than 25 feet?


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4. Are employees exposed to vehicular traffic wearing warning vests made of reflectorized or high-visibility material?


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5. Is a warning system such as barricades, hand or mechanical signals, or stop logs used when mobile equipment approaches the edge of the excavation?


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6. Are testing and controls used to prevent exposure to hazardous atmospheres?


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7. Are excavation or other materials kept at least 2 feet from the edge of the excavations?


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8. Is the excavation inspected daily and after any hazard-increasing occurrence by a competent person?


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9. Requirements for protective systems: Are employees in an excavation 5 feet deep or more, or with the potential for cave-in, protected by an adequate protective system?


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Administrative Requirements

1. OSHA Form 300: Are occupational deaths, injuries, and illnesses recorded and reported as required?


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2. OSHA Form 300A: Is the annual summary portion of the OSHA 300 completed by February 1? Is the summary posted from February 1 through April 30?


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3. OSHA Form 301 or other records with the same information as OSHA Form 301: Is a supplementary individual record of each occupational injury and illness completed within seven calendar days after a case occurs?


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4. Is the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR) poster SCLD-5-SH “Safety and Health Protection on the Job” posted in a conspicuous place?


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5. Is SC OSHA notified within eight hours of any employment fatality or accident that results in the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees?


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Concrete, And Masonry Construction

1. General requirements: Is all protruding reinforcing steel, onto or into which employees could fall, guarded to eliminate the hazard of impalement?


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2. Requirements for equipment and tools: Do powered, rotating-type concrete trowels, that are manually guided, have a control switch that automatically shuts off if the operator's hands are removed from the handles?


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3. Are respirators provided for employees who engage in sandblasting operations?


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4. Are enclosed spaces adequately ventilated when using gasoline-powered concrete cutters, buggies, and trowels?


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5. Are employees wearing steel-toe boots when handling concrete blocks?


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6. Is proper personal protective equipment (PPE) provided for employees engaged in cutting brick, block, or when using acid to clean brick?


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7. Are employees prohibited from riding concrete buckets? 1926.701(d)


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8. Is a lock-out/tag-out procedure in the use of any machinery where inadvertent operations could cause injury?


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9. Requirements for cast-in-place concrete: Is all formwork for cast-in-place concrete designed, fabricated, erected, supported, braced, and maintained so that it will support without failure all loads that may be anticipated?


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10. Are cement mixers guarded properly?


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11. Is erected shoring equipment inspected immediately prior to, during, and immediately after concrete placement?


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12. Are forms and shores left in place until the employer determines that the concrete can support its weight and superimposed loads?


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13. Requirements to precast concrete: Are precast concrete wall units, structural framing, and tilt-up wall panels supported to prevent overturning and collapse until permanent connections are made?


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14. Requirements for lift-slab construction operations: Are lift-slab operations designed and planned by a qualified professional engineer or architect? Do designs and plans include a prescribed method of erection?


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15. Does jacking equipment have a safety factor of 2.5?


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16. Is the maximum number of manually controlled jacks on one slab limited to fourteen?


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17. Are jacking operations synchronized to ensure even and uniform lifting?


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18. Are only those employees required for jacking and to secure slabs permitted under slab during jacking?


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19. Requirements for masonry construction: Is a limited access zone established when constructing a masonry wall?


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20. Are all masonry walls over eight feet in height braced or supported to prevent collapse?


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General Safety And Health Provisions

1. Safety and Training Education: Is each employee instructed in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury?


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2. Are employees required to handle or use poisons, caustics, and other harmful substances instructed in their safe handling and use and made aware of the potential hazards, personal hygiene, and personal protective measures?


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3. Are employees who are required to enter confined or enclosed spaces instructed as to the nature of the hazards involved, the necessary precautions taken, and the use of protective and emergency equipment?


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4. Housekeeping: Is form and scrap lumber with protruding nails and all other debris kept cleared from work areas, passageways, and stairs?


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5. Personal Protective Equipment: Are employees required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment in case of hazardous conditions?


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6. Medical Services and First Aid: Where life-threatening injuries could occur, is a treatment facility for injured employees located within three minutes of the job site? If not, is there an employee(s) trained in first aid at the site?


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7. Are telephone numbers of physicians, hospitals, or ambulances conspicuously posted?


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8. Sanitation: Are potable (drinking) water and adequate toilet facilities available at the job site?


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9. Occupational Noise Exposure: Are the regulations concerning the protection of employees against the effects of noise exposure understood and complied with?


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10. Gasses, Vapors, Fumes, Dust, and Mists: Does the employer assure that no employee is to be exposed to inhalation, ingestion, skin absorption, or contact with any material or substance at a concentration above those specified in the “Threshold Limit Values of Airborne Contaminants for 1970” of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists?


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11. Illumination: Are employees provided with light not less than the minimum illumination intensities listed in Table D-3 while any work is in progress?


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12. Ventilation: Does the employer ensure that concentrations of hazardous substances such as dust, fumes, mists, vapors, or gasses produced in case of construction work do not exceed the limits specified?


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13. Hazard Communication: Does the employer have any hazardous materials on site? If so, does the employer have a written Hazard Communication Program?


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14. Does the employer have a complete list of hazardous chemicals used on-site at the worksite?


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15. Does the employer (1) Provide other employers who may have exposed employees with SDS or (2) Make SDS available at a central worksite location?


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16. Does the employer inform other employers of any precautionary measures they may need to take?


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17. Does the employer inform other employers of the labeling system?


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18. Are containers of hazardous chemicals labeled, tagged, or marked?


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19. Do labels include product identifier, signal word, hazard statement, pictogram, precautionary statement, and the name, phone no., and address of manufacturer if shipped out?Note: Labels need not be used on portable containers to be immediately used by employees making transfers.


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20. Does the employer have an SDS for each hazardous chemical on-site?


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21. Are SDS available to employees in their work area?


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22. Are employees trained in the hazards of chemicals in their work area?


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23. Does the training include the following requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard?


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24. Any operation in the employee’s area where hazardous chemicals may be present?


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25. Where is the Hazard Communication Program located? Is it available to all employees?


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26. What methods are used to detect a chemical release?


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27. Have all physical and health hazards related to chemicals on the job site identified?


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28. Details of employer Hazard Communication Program? (Labeling, SDS, and How to obtain and use information)


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29. Does the employer have a method of informing employees of the hazards of non-routine tasks, unlabeled pipes, etc?


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30. Lead: Are employers who engage in construction work occupationally being exposed to lead?Typical operations that involve potential employee exposure to Lead: Application of coating materials (paints, primers) to surfaces, spray application, removal of lead-containing coatings (surface preparation operations which involve abrasive blasting, scraping, grinding, heat gunning, etc.) Lead burning, welding, brazing, torch cutting, torch burning, and soldering on or with materials containing lead Rivet busting, demolition of structures where lead-containing paint, mortars, or other materials containing lead (Note) To determine whether or not there is a lead exposure hazard, the following resources should be consulted: (1) MSDS sheets of materials used (paint, welding materials, etc.), (2) Visual observations of the presence of suspect materials (paints used for corrosion resistance, red, yellow, or orange paints), (3) Environmental survey reports. Bulk samples of suspect materials are to be tested to determine if the material contains significant amounts of lead.


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31. Permissible exposure limit (PEL): Are employers exposed to lead at concentrations greater than 50 ug/m3 averaged over 8 hours?


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32. Exposure assessment: If the presence of lead is indicated or construction work involving the work listed above is being performed: Has a determination of employee exposure to lead been performed by utilizing personal air sampling on a representative number of exposed employees to specific lead-related tasks over an eight-hour time-weighted average?


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33. If no, the employer must implement interim protective measures as follows: -Provide respiratory protection specified for operation -Provide protective clothing (coveralls, head covers) -Provide hand washing facilities Provide biological monitoring (Blood sampling and lead and ZPP analysis) - Provide training programs to inform employees of the hazards of exposure to lead and the necessary measures employees must follow to protect themselves


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34. If yes, then is the level of employee eight-hour time-weighted exposure greater than 30 ug/m3 (action level)? Then the employer shall: -Provide a medical surveillance program for affected employees. 1926.62(j) -Provide a training program. 1926.62(l)


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35. Is exposure level greater than 50 ug/m3 (PEL)? Then, in addition, the employer shall: Implement engineering and work practice controls to the extent feasible. 1926.62(e) Develop a written compliance program. Provide appropriate respiratory protection and appropriate practices governing the use of respirators in accordance with? Provide and require hygiene facilities (change rooms, showers, and hand washing facilities). Ensure that employees do not eat, drink, smoke, or apply cosmetics where employees were exposed to lead above the PEL. Maintain all surfaces as free as practicable of lead. 1926.62(h)(1) Ensure that vacuums used to collect lead-contaminated dust are equipped with HEPA filters. Ensure that compressed air is not used to remove lead from surfaces unless used in conjunction with ventilation systems designed to capture/contain dust generated from the process


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36. Negative initial determination: Has the employer developed a written record that documents the employee's determination that no employee is exposed to airborne concentrations of lead at or above the action level? Does this record include at least the information specified


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37. Engineering and work practice controls: Are engineering and work practice controls, including administrative controls, to reduce and maintain employee exposure toleadto or below the PEL to the extent that such controls are feasible? -Substitution with materials that do not contain lead (paints) -Use of dust collection/local exhaust systems -Use of negative air containment systems -Use of an alternative method of application


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38. Employee information and training: In addition to the requirements outlined in 29 CFR OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard for the construction industry, does the employer communicate information concerning lead hazards, including but not limited to warning signs and labels, safety data sheets (SDS), and employee information and training?


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39. Does the content of the employer's training program include at least those elements addressed?


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40. Head protection: Are protective helmets (hard hats) worn at all times where there is a possible danger of head injury from impact, falling or flying objects, or electrical shock and burns?


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Steel Erection

1. Approval to begin Steel erection: Has the controlling contractor provided in writing to the steel erector that the concrete has cured properly before steel erection begins and that any repairs, replacements, and modifications were conducted in accordance.


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2. Site layout: Has the controlling contractor provided and maintained adequate access roads inside the construction site; keeping them, properly graded, drained, and firm?


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3. Hoisting and Rigging: Are cranes being inspected before each shift by a competent person?


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4. Is a Qualified Rigger inspecting the rigging prior to each shift? Is the headache ball or hook used to transport personnel?


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5. Is the headache ball or hook used to transport personnel?


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6. Are routes for suspended loads preplanned to ensure that no employee is required to work directly below a suspended load?


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7. Structural Steel Assembly: Are fully planked or decked floors or nets maintained within two stories or 30 feet, whichever is less, directly under any erection work being performed?


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8. Are roof and floor holes and openings decked over? Are metal decking holes and openings not being cut immediately prior to being permanently filled?


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9. Are roof and floor opening covers designed to withstand at least twice the weight of employees, equipment, and materials that may be imposed upon them? Are they secured to prevent displacement? Are they marked with the word “HOLE” or “COVER”?


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10. Column Anchorage: Are all columns anchored by a minimum of four anchor bolts?


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11. Systems-Engineered Metal Buildings: Are both ends of all steel joists or cold-formed joists fully bolted or welded to the support structure before releasing hoisting cables, allowing employees on the joist, or allowing construction loads on the joists?


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12. Falling Object Protection: Are all materials, equipment, and tools, that aren’t in use while aloft secured against accidental displacement? Is overhead protection provided for the people below?


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13. Fall Protection: Are employees engaged in steel erection activities on a walking and working surface with unprotected sides or edges more than 15 feet above a lower level protected by guardrails, safety nets, or personal fall arrest systems?


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14. Have perimeter safety cables been installed at the final interior and exterior perimeters of the floors as soon as the metal decking is installed?


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15. Is each Connector protected from fall hazards of more than two stories or 30 feet above a lower level, whichever is less? Have they Completed connector training by? Are they provided with a personnel fall arrest system at heights over 15 and up to 30 feet?


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16. If a controlled decking zone is used, have all employees working in the CDZ completed CDZ training in accordance with ?


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17. Is there more than 3,000 square feet of unsecured decking in the CDZ?


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18. Training: Has appropriate training been provided for all employees exposed to fall hazards?


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19. Has special training been provided to employees engaged in multiple lift rigging, Connector procedures, and Controlled Decking Zone Procedures?


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