Are dock boards (bridge plates) used when loading or
unloading operations are taking place between vehicles and
Are trucks and trailers secured from movement during
loading and unloading operations?
Are dock plates and loading ramps constructed and
maintained with sufficient strength to support imposed
Are hand trucks maintained in safe operating condition?
Are chutes equipped with sideboards of sufficient height to
prevent the materials being handled from falling off?
Are chutes and gravity roller sections firmly placed or
secured to prevent displacement?
At the delivery end of rollers or chutes, are provisions made
to brake the movement of the handled materials.
Are pallets usually inspected before being loaded or moved?
Are hooks with safety latches or other arrangements used
when hoisting materials so that slings or load attachments
won't accidentally slip off the hoist hooks?
Are securing chains, ropes, chockers or slings adequate for
the job to be performed?
When hoisting material or equipment, are provisions made to
assure no one will be passing under the suspended loads?
Are Safety Data Sheets available to employees
handling hazardous substances?
TRANSPORTING EMPLOYEES & MATERIALS
Do employees who operate vehicles on public thoroughfares
have valid operator's licenses?
When seven or more employees are regularly transported in
a van, bus or truck, is the operator's license appropriate for
the class of vehicle being driven?
Is each van, bus or truck used regularly to transport
employees, equipped with an adequate number of seats?
When employees are transported by truck, are provision
provided to prevent their falling from the vehicle?
Are vehicles used to transport employees, equipped with
lamps, brakes, horns, mirrors, windshields and turn signals
in good repair?
Are transport vehicles provided with handrails, steps, stirrups
or similar devices, so placed and arranged that employees
can safely mount or dismount?
Are employee transport vehicles equipped at all times with at
least two reflective type flares?
Is a full charged fire extinguisher, in good condition, with at
least 4 B:C rating maintained in each employee transport
When cutting tools with sharp edges are carried in
passenger compartments of employee transport vehicles,
are they placed in closed boxes or containers which are
secured in place?
Are employees prohibited from riding on top of any load,
which can shift, topple, or otherwise become unstable?
CONTROL OF HARMFUL SUBSTANCES BY VENTILATION
Is the volume and velocity of air in each exhaust system
sufficient to gather the dusts, fumes, mists, vapors or gases
to be controlled, and to convey them to a suitable point of
Are exhaust inlets, ducts and plenums designed,
constructed, and supported to prevent collapse or failure of
any part of the system?
Are clean-out ports or doors provided at intervals not to
exceed 12 feet in all horizontal runs of exhaust ducts?
Where two or more different type of operations are being
controlled through the same exhaust system, will the
combination of substances being controlled, constitute a fire,
explosion or chemical reaction hazard in the duct?
Is adequate makeup air provided to areas where exhaust
systems are operating?
Is the intake for makeup air located so that only clean, fresh
air, which is free of contaminates, will enter the work
Where two or more ventilation systems are serving a work
area, is their operation such that one will not offset the
functions of the other?
SANITIZING EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING
Is personal protective clothing or equipment, that employees
are required to wear or use, of a type capable of being easily
cleaned and disinfected?
Are employees prohibited from interchanging personal
protective clothing or equipment, unless it has been properly
Are machines and equipment, which processes, handle or
apply materials that could be injurious to employees,
cleaned and/or decontaminated before being overhauled or
placed in storage?
Are employees prohibited from smoking or eating in any
area where contaminates are present that could be injurious
When employees are required to change from street clothing
into protective clothing, is a clean changeroom with separate
storage facility for street and protective clothing provided?