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Inspection Checklists - Manufacturing Facility Sample Checklist

Inspection Checklists - Manufacturing Facility Sample Checklist
"""What would a manufacturing site inspection checklist look like?

The list of potential things for manufacturing facilities is much larger than what is shown in the examples below. A checklist created specifically for your workplace's requirements is the finest kind. Regardless of the checklist's layout, leave room for the date and the inspectors' signatures. Inspectors: Date: (O) Satisfactory (X) (X) Demands Action Location Condition Comments Does every new hire receive training before starting a job? Does the initial training cover all of the risks and accidents that come with the profession in detail? Is there sufficient instruction on how to use personal protective equipment? Is there instruction available for using emergency equipment? Are employees familiar with the ""Right to Refuse"" procedures? Environment Are there supplies (drinking water, lined gloves, and insulated boots) available to deal with extremely hot or extremely cold conditions? Is the offered rain and cold weather clothing cozy and light enough to avoid creating a hazard? When they are wet, are work surfaces and grip surfaces safe? Do employees understand the signs of frostbite and hypothermia, as well as heat cramps and heatstroke? Process of Work Are tasks requiring repetitive motion correctly timed and kept to a minimum? Do all employees have access to the safety data sheets? Are there signs and markings that indicate hazards? Have all trucks, forklifts, and other pieces of machinery undergone inspection and maintenance? Are lockout/tagout policies in existence, and are they being followed? Is the ventilation system operating efficiently? Is the dust and fume collection hood functioning properly? Are the eyewash stations and safety showers located appropriately and in good working order? Emergency Fire Procedures For each work location, is a clear fire response plan posted? Is the plan known by all employees? Are drills conducted frequently? Are fire extinguishers selected based on the kind of fire that is most likely to occur there? Are there sufficient extinguishers on hand to complete the task? Extinguisher locations are they clearly marked? Are extinguishers conveniently located and mounted? Are all extinguishers operational and fully charged? Special purpose extinguishers have they been marked clearly? Ways to Leave Are there sufficient exits to enable quick egress? Are the exits accessible to employees? In an emergency, will exit doors open to facilitate egress? Are exits well-labeled? Are emergency lights installed on exits and exit routes? Are exits and exit routes accessible (i.e., there are no obstructions in the doorway or path)? Storage and shipping Are the dock platforms, bumpers, steps, and stairs in good shape? Are the lighting fixtures in decent shape? Are all workspaces tidy and free of clutter? Are materials in storage correctly stacked and spaced? Are the tools maintained where they belong? Are there metal bins for oily rags and other trash like that? Are there any oil leaks or spills on the floors? Is absorbent readily available for quick spill and leak cleanup? Are all dangerous goods stored correctly? Racks for loading/unloading Are the retractable ramps, steps, and railings on raised platforms in good condition? Are the piping system and any in-line equipment in good working order and leak-free? Are the loading arms working properly? Do two-stage valves for submerged filling work properly? Are the cables used for bonding and grounding unbroken or damaged? Are the connections solid and tight? Is the overall state of the wiring, junction boxes, etc. good (visual inspection)? Is the amount of light sufficient for a safe and comfortable work environment? Does illumination cause glare on work surfaces, screens, keyboards, and monitors? Is the emergency lighting sufficient and inspected frequently? Machine Guards Are all machine components sufficiently protected? Are machine guards up to code? Are all guards present and functioning as intended? If guards are removed for maintenance, are lockout procedures followed? Electrical Is the Canadian Electrical Code followed during usage, operation, maintenance, and repair? Are all devices grounded properly? Are portable hand tools doubly insulated or grounded? Junction boxes are they shut? Are extension cords kept away from aisles where they might be abused by busy people? Are permanent wiring and not extension cords used? Tools and Equipment Do all tools and equipment maintain and abide by their manufacturer's manuals? Are power tools standardized? Are tools chosen to have attributes that allow for proper use by employees, such as size, weight, and ergonomics? Are defective tools identified and taken out of service as part of a routine maintenance schedule? Are tools and machinery used so as to avoid electrical hazards? Is proper training given in the safe use of tools and machinery? Confined Spaces Are the confined space procedures and training available and followed by all involved? Are entry and exit procedures adequate? Are emergency and rescue procedures in place (e.g. trained safety watchers)? Housekeeping Is the work area clean and orderly? Are floors free from protruding nails, splinters, holes and loose boards? Are aisles and passageways kept clear of obstructions? Are permanent aisles and passageways clearly marked? Are covers or guardrails in place around open pits, tanks and ditches? Floor and Wall Openings Are ladder-ways and door openings guarded by a railing? Do temporary floor openings have standard railings or someone constantly on guard? Stairs, Ladders and Platforms Are stairs and handrails in good condition? Are ladders free of defects? Are ladders set up properly before use? Are the elevated platforms properly secured and do they have handrails? Elevating Devices Are elevating devices used only within their capacity? Are capacities posted on equipment? Are they regularly inspected, tested and maintained? Are controls of the """"dead man"""" type? Are operators trained? Sound Level/Noise Are regular noise surveys conducted? Is hearing protection available and used properly? Temporary Work Structures Are temporary work structures used only when it is not reasonably practicable to use permanent ones? Are excavations properly shored, free of large objects (rocks, etc.) at the edges? Employee Facilities Are facilities kept clean and sanitary? Are facilities in good repair? Are cafeteria facilities provided away from hazardous products? Are hand washing facilities available, especially in washrooms and near eating areas? Medical and First Aid Do all employees know how to get first aid assistance when needed? Do the first-aiders know when and to which hospital or clinic an injured person should be taken? Are there employees trained as first-aid practitioners on each shift worked? Are first-aid kits provided as per your jurisdiction's first-aid regulations? Are first-aid supplies replenished as they are used? Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Is required PPE provided, maintained and used? Has the PPE been chosen to protect against the hazards that are present? Is the PPE reliable? Is PPE used only when it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate or control the hazardous substance or process by other means? Are the areas requiring PPE usage properly identified by warning signs? Materials Handling and Storage Is there safe clearance for all equipment through aisles and doors? Is stored material stable and secure? Are storage areas free from tipping hazards? Are only trained operators allowed to operate forklifts? Is charging of electric batteries performed only in designated areas? Are dock boards (bridge plates) used when loading or unloading from dock to truck or dock to rail car? Are necessary warning devices and signs in use for railway sidings? Are specifications posted for maximum loads which are approved for shelving, floors and roofs? Are racks and platforms loaded only within the limits of their capacity? Are chain hoists, ropes and slings adequate for the loads and marked accordingly? Are slings inspected daily before use? Are all new, repaired, or reconditioned alloy steel chain slings proof-tested before use? Are pallets and skids the correct type and inspected? Do personnel use proper lifting techniques? Is the size and condition of containers hazardous to workers? Are elevators, hoists, conveyors, balers, etc., properly used with appropriate signals and directional warning signs? Hazardous Product / Chemical Storage Has the safety data sheet (SDS) been reviewed before handling, moving, or storing the product? Is appropriate PPE used for that product? Is the storage area and products organized to keep incompatible products separated? Are hazardous products stored away from heat sources? Are containers checked for leaks or damage? Are containers stored in drip trays where necessary? Are all products labelled, and are missing or damaged labels replaced immediately? Is spill cleanup material immediately available? Are bonding and grounding connections immediately available for flammable products? Is the ventilation for the storage area adequate for the products stored within?"""
 

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