SAFETY AUDIT NEW METHOD-3

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE


On a 1 to 5 scale please estimate the safety assured against the chemical exposure, taking into account the auxiliary questions


No
Main Question
Auxiliary Question
Your Assessment
2
Safety against chemical exposure

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2
3
4
5





2.1

Is employee exposure to chemicals kept within acceptable levels?
Yes
No


2.2

Are eyewash fountains and safety showers provided in areas where caustic corrosive chemicals are handled?
Yes
No


2.3

Are all employees required to use personal protective equipment when handling chemicals?
Yes
No


2.4

Are flammable or toxic chemicals kept in closed containers when not in use?
Yes
No


2.5

Where corrosive liquids are frequently handled in open containers or drawn from storage vessels or pipelines, are adequate means provided to neutralize or dispose of spills or overflows?
Yes
No


2.6

Have standard operating procedures been established, and are they being followed, when cleaning up chemical spills?
Yes
No


2.7

Are employees prohibited from eating in areas where hazardous chemicals are present?
Yes
No


2.8

Is personal protective equipment provided, used, and maintained whenever necessary?
Yes
No


2.9

If internal combustion engines are used, is carbon monoxide kept within acceptable levels?
Yes
No


2.10

Are employees familiar with Threshold Limit Value (TLV) or Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of airborne contaminants and physical agents used in your workplace?
Yes
No


2.11

Have industrial hygienists or environmental health specialists evaluated your work operations?
Yes
No


2.12

Are employees instructed on the correct usage and limitations of respirators?
Yes
No



TOOLS AND MACHINES

For every specific tool there should be a checklist like in the following example.

Please estimate the safety of  the specific tool on a 1 (not safety) to 5 (excellent safety)  using the auxiliary questions as a lead on

Abrasive Wheel Grinders

No
Main Question
Auxiliary Question
Your Assessment
3
Tool name:
Abrasive Wheel Grinders

1
2
3
4
5





3.1

Is the work rest used and kept adjusted to within 1/8 inch of the wheel?
Yes
No


3.2

Is the adjustable tongue on the top side of the grinder used and kept adjusted with within 1/4 inch of the wheel?
Yes
No


3.3

Do side guards cover the spindle, nut, flange, and 75 percent of the wheel diameter?
Yes
No


3.4

Are bench and pedestal grinders permanently mounted?
Yes
No


3.5

Are goggles or face shields always worn when grinding?
Yes
No


3.6

Is the maximum RPM rating of each abrasive wheel compatible with the RPM rating of the grinder motor?
Yes
No


3.7

Are fixed or permanently mounted grinders connected to their electrical supply system with metallic conduit or by another permanent wiring method?
Yes
No


3.8

Does each grinder have an individual on/off switch?
Yes
No


3.9

Before mounting new abrasive wheels, are they visually inspected and ring tested?
Yes
No


3.10

Are dust collectors and powered exhausts provided on grinders used in operations that produce large amounts of dust?
Yes
No


3.11

Is cleanliness maintained around grinders?
Yes
No


 

Compressors and compressed air

Please estimate the safety of  the specific tool on a 1 (not safety) to 5 (excellent safety)  using the auxiliary questions as a lead on

 

No
Main Question
Auxiliary Question
Your Assessment
3a
Safety of compressors and usage of compressed air

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2
3
4
5





3a.1

Are compressors equipped with pressure-relief valves and pressure gauges?
Yes
No


3a.2

Are compressor air intakes installed and equipped to ensure that only clean, uncontaminated air enters the compressor?
Yes
No


3a.3

Are air filters installed on the compressor intake?
Yes
No


3a.4

Are compressors operated and lubricated in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations?
Yes
No


3a.5

Are safety devices on compressed air systems check frequently?
Yes
No


3a.6

Before any repair work is done on the pressure systems of the compressor, is the pressure bled off and the system locked out?
Yes
No


3a.7

Are signs posted to warn of the automatic starting feature of the compressors?
Yes
No


3a.8

Is it strictly prohibited to direct compressed air toward a person?
Yes
No


3a.9

Are employees prohibited from using compressed air (at over 29 psi)for cleaning purposes, including clothing?
Yes
No


3a.10

When using compressed air for cleaning, do employees use personal protective equipment?
Yes
No


3a.11

Is it prohibited to use compressed air to clean up or move combustible dust, if such action could cause the dust to be suspended in the air and cause a fire or explosion?
Yes
No



 

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