Special Resources » Checklists & Audits: Safety - Hazards


Checklists and audits for individual safety hazards, such as lock-out / tag-out, PPE, forklift safety, playgrounds, machine guarding, etc.

The following is the collection of special resources throughout the library. Click on main category / sub-category for that section of the library OR Click on resource title for immediate access to the resource.
Aviation » Airport Safety
Safety hazards and controls in aviation

US Forest Service Aviation Safety Plan [pdf] [3745] ?

Text of the plan for the Rocky Mountain Region

Construction » Construction Safety
Workplace safety and health resources for construction hazards

Construction Industry Guide for Managing Lead [35244] ?

Relevant forms, checklists and information sheets that can be adapted to different work sites

Construction Industry Guide for Managing Silica [35243] ?

Relevant forms, checklists and information sheets that can be adapted to different work sites

Roof Inspection and Assessment Work Hazards [pdf] [38474] ?

Hazard awareness training for those involved in conducting roof investigation, assessment and inspection work

Construction » Contractor Safety Manual
Sample construction safety programs, rules, policies, checklists, SOPs

Construction Checklist for Self-Inspection [12578] ?

Job site self-inspection checklist

Construction Industry Guide for Managing Lead & Silica [35245] ?

Relevant forms, checklists and information sheets that can be adapted to different work sites

Construction » Jobsite Safety
Workplace safety and health resources for construction hazards

Construction Jobsite Loss Control Survey [26060] ?

Checklist of safety items that should be observed at construction job sites

Framing Emphasis Safety Checklist [26067] ?

Jobsite inspection form for wood framing safety (pdf)

Job Site Safety Checklist [27302] ?

A job start-up safety checklist outline

Jobsite Safety Reference Checklist [pdf] [26174] ?

3 page form for conducting job site safety inspections

Residential Wood Framing Jobsite Safety Requirements [pdf] [26069] ?

Safety audit for the residential wood framing industry

Construction » Work Zone Safety
Best practices for minimizing delay & enhancing safety in highway construction

Work Zone Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [21719] ?

A highway workzone safety checklist

Work Zone Safety Program [14812] ?

Materials to be used to institute a work zone safety program

Disaster Response » Checklists
Emergency preparedness checklists, bomb threat checklists

Bomb Threat Checklist [9223] ?

Full text of a one page checklist

Disaster Response » Dam Safety
Dam safety, flood control, etc.

Dam Inspection Checklist [15527] ?

Yes/no checklist with comments section

Environment » Noise
Hearing conservation programs, acoustics, hearing protection devices, etc.

A Quick Checklist for Monitoring Your OHC Program [6664] ?

Series of yes / no questions on occupational hearing conservation programs

Equipment Safety » Crane-Hoist Safety
Crane and hoist safety program materials

Crane Safety Program [pdf] [26407] ?

Text of a program in use at a major university

Hoisting and Rigging Manual [pdf] [26439] ?

Includes worksheets

OSHA Subpart CC Qualified Rigger [pdf] [26413] ?

This fact sheet describes the qualified rigger requirements of subpart CC

Telescoping Boom Hydraulic Crane Inspection [16246] ?

A crane inspection checklist

Equipment Safety » Farm Machinery Safety
Farm equipment safety, tractor safety, ROPS, baler safety, etc.

Tractor/PTO Safety Guidance [16835] ?

Tractor/Power Take Off (PTO) training guidance

Equipment Safety » Forklift Safety
Forklift safety program materials

Daily Checklists for Powered Industrial Trucks [11187] ?

Checklists for specific types of industrial trucks

Forklift Safety & Maintenance [28964] ?

Includes forklift maintenance and forklift safety materials

Forklift Safety Checklist [pdf] [35801] ?

Example of a forklift operator's daily safety inspection check-off list

Forklift Trucks [8359] ?

Forklift safety including a daily checklist

Equipment Safety » Ladder-Platform Safety
Ladder and work platform safety

Ladder Safety Basics [22281] ?

Introduction on basic ladder safety for workers

Portable Ladder Safety Checklist [27058] ?

Checklist for portable ladder safety

Portable Ladders Safety Checklist [pdf] [3167] ?

Checklist on the proper use of portable ladders

Safety Checklist for Mobile Ladder Stands [3166] ?

Designed for controlling falls from mobile ladder stands

Equipment Safety » Ladder-Platforms Safety

Ladder Safety Checklist [pdf] [36398] ?

Includes some Do Not's

Equipment Safety » Lockout/Tagout
Equipment electrical safety, lockout/tagout programs, preventing electrical shoc

Lockout / Tagout Technical Reference Manual [3170] ?

Full text of a technical reference manual on lockout / tagout safety

Equipment Safety » OSHA Machinery
OSHA technical resources for machine guarding

Machine Guarding Checklist [1092] ?

OSHA's machine guarding checklist assists in compliance with safeguarding standards

Equipment Safety » Tool Safety
Safety fact sheets and tips on the safe use of hand and power tools

Abrasive Wheel Equipment Grinders Checklist [39450] ?

A safety checklist for abrasive wheel grinders

Tablesaw Safety Tips [26446] ?

Safety advice

Equipment Safety » Welding Safety
Bulletins, guidance on safety in welding

Hot Work Safety Requirements [pdf] [36010] ?

Includes a sample hot work permit policy and a safety checklist

Geology - Soil Mechanics » Excavation Safety
Resources on excavation and trenching safety requirements

Canada - Excavation Safety Checklist [pdf] [20640] ?

A checklist for excavation safety inspections

Updated Excavation/Trenching Operations Checklist [25132] ?

Part of a best practices guide

Safety Orientation - Excavation Workers [35968] ?

Steps to safer digging - video

Trenching & Excavation Competent Person Checklist [30214] ?

To evaluate the competent person within the scope of the excavation and trenching standard

Trenching & Excavation Operations Checklists [30215] ?

Guidelines and sample checklists

Marine » Commercial Vessels
Commercial vessel marine safety requirements and materials

Updated AWO Responsible Carrier Program & Audit Checklists [20743] ?

Tools by which companies and auditors verify their compliance with the RCP

Marine » Marine Safety Manuals
Sample marine safety programs, crewman's handbook, etc

Vessel Safety Check (VSC) [pdf] [29073] ?

Checklist to be completed by a US Coast Guard approved Vessel Examiner

Marine » Watercraft Safety
Resources on boating and marine safety

Canada: Pre-Departure Marine Safety Inspection Checklist [5499] ?

Used by the Canadian government

Safety » Boilers
Boiler and pressure vessel safety materials

Checklist for Starting Boilers After a Lay-Up Period [10529] ?

Safety checklist for boiler operators

Sample Boiler Checklists, Logs, Informational Articles [35120] ?

Created by State government agencies responsible for boilers and pressure vessels

Safety » Confined Space Program
Technical resources related to confined space requirements

Sample Confined Space Entry Program Materials [23807] ?

Includestraining materials and other resources

Safety » Fall Protection
Falls from elevations and fall protection safety resources

Fall Arrest System Checklist [pdf] [27184] ?

Safety checklist outline

Fall-Arrest System Checklist [pdf] [30217] ?

To be used at the jobsite

Ontario, Canada: Work at Height Checklist [pdf] [40134] ?

For tasks above 5 feet (1.5m)

Safety » Fire Extinguishers
References on portable fire extinguishers

Combustible Metal - Fire Extinguishing [13347] ?

A list of combustible metals that require a type D fire extinguisher

Fire Extinguisher Checklist [16099] ?

Checklist that can be used to analyze adequate fire extinguisher protection

Safety » Fire Programs
Full text fire safety programs, checklists and support materials

Sample Fire Safety Plan Materials [23804] ?

Includes a checklist, policies and procedures for fire drills, fire extinguisher placement and more

Safety » Flammables
Controlling the hazards from flammable and combustible liquids and gases

Paint Booth Safety Inspection Checklist [29370] ?

A loss prevention checklist for spray paint booths

Safety » Hazcom
Full text of hazard communication programs and resources

Hazard Communication Self-Inspection Checklist [2529] ?

For a school hazard communication program

Safety » Inspection Forms
Safety self-inspections, self-evaluation checklists, yes/no questions

Updated ADA Checklist for New Lodging Facilities [25242] ?

Hotels, motels, inns and other places of lodging must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Updated ADA Checklist for Polling Places [25241] ?

Evaluating the Physical Accessibility of Polling Places

Australia: Workplace Safety Checklists [22539] ?

A series of workplace safety inspection checklists

Automotive Services Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [18877] ?

Download a general safety checklist for automotive services

Checklist for Safe PTO Operation [pdf] [20561] ?

Includes strategies for PTO safety

Checklist for Sharps Injury Prevention [pdf] [25381] ?

Intended to help your facility comply with OSHA standards related to bloodborne pathogens (pdf)

Church Self-Inspection Checklist [22346] ?

For a church occupancy

Construction Checklist for Jobsite Self Inspection [25046] ?

A series of questions that persons working in construction should answer during a self-inspection

Construction Jobsite Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [25913] ?

To be used to inspect job sites for safety compliance

Construction Safety Checklists [17446] ?

A series of construction site safety checklists

Facility Safety Security Audit Form [doc] [35642] ?

A facility safety audit and security checklist

Fire Safety Checklist [pdf] [9720] ?

A self-evaluation checklist for fire prevention

General Industry Checklist [pdf] [12384] ?

Yes/no type premises inspection

General Industry Self Inspection Checklist [25047] ?

Useful to assist in determining minimum requirements for safe and healthful workplace condition

General Industry Self-Inspection Checklist [pdf] [25945] ?

A 20 page checklist that covers general industry safety

General Monthly Safety Inspection Report [pdf] [25601] ?

A safety and health checklist for general business

Guidelines for Hazard Abatement [5607] ?

Checklist for public areas, parks, playgrounds

Hazardous Waste Inspection Checklists [29059] ?

Santa Clara, California designed forms

Health Services Inspection Checklists [pdf] [29020] ?

Checklists of potential safety hazards in medical facilities

Home Fall Prevention Checklist [21814] ?

Checklist for analyzing and correcting fall hazards in the home

Home Safety Checklist [23985] ?

This checklist is designed to make your home environment safer by preventing accidents and injuries

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors [24803] ?

Check the following throughout your home

Industrial Shop Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [36433] ?

A safety self inspection checklist

Job Site Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [20632] ?

A sample form assists with job site safety inspections

Job Site Safety Planning Checklist [pdf] [20631] ?

Assists with planning for job site safety

Ladder Inspection Checklist [pdf] [23312] ?

The following are guidelines for the safe use of ladders

Ladder Inspection Checklist [26669] ?

General safety checklist for all types of ladders

Ladder Self-Inspection Guide [pdf] [26068] ?

Checklist for ladder safety requirements

Leased Property Safety Assessment [doc] [35644] ?

An evaluation checklist for safety assessment of leased property

Loss Prevention Checklists [29369] ?

A series of workplace safety checklists

Manufacturing Facility Safety Analysis [18956] ?

Manufacturing safety checklist

Migrant Housing Inspection Checklist [17465] ?

Yes/no checklist available in English and Spanish

Municipal Maintenance Yard Inspection Checklist [pdf] [18786] ?

Checklist to inspect job yards

Updated New Employee Safety Orientation FAQ [10152] ?

An example of a process for determining what job activities require safety and health training

NV-Nevada CAPP Element Audit Checklists [16843] ?

For Nevada's Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP) - Program Guidance

Occupational Safety and Health Checklists [32148] ?

A series of safety checklists

Office Safety Analysis [18955] ?

Office safety checklist

Office Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [26099] ?

Form designed to be used monthly

OSHA Construction Checklist [pdf] [23136] ?

A guide that does not necessarily cover all OSHA construction standards

OSHA Construction Safety Checklist [pdf] [27183] ?

Sample job site inspection form to ascertain compliance with OSHA requirements

OSHA General Industry Checklist [pdf] [39901] ?

Useful for OSHA standards compliance for general industry

Public Assembly Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [36425] ?

A life safety checklist for theaters and other public assembly occupancies

Safety & Loss Control Checklists [4384] ?

Fire extinguisher checklist, food preparation area checklist, hazard checklist, etc.

Safety Checklists [25126] ?

Modify these documents to meet site-specific hazards

Safety Guidelines for the Home Work Space [9145] ?

Sample safety checklist for home-based telecommuters

Safety Inspection Checklists [27544] ?

Safety inspection checklists on carpentry, HVAC, welding, automotive and more

Updated Safety Inspection Checklists [16999] ?

A series for general industry

Safety Inspection Checklists [27144] ?

A series of safety premises inspections checklists for the workplace

Safety Inspection Checklists [27278] ?

Office Safety Checklist, Laboratory Safety Checklist, Shop Safety Checklist

Safety Program Audit Checklist [pdf] [23109] ?

Checklist for making sure you have compliance with workplace safety program components

Safety Self-Inspection Checklists [15578] ?

Several sample checklists

Safety Self-Inspection Checklists [20624] ?

A series of self-inspection checklists

Sample Checklist for Purchasing Used Vehicles [22043] ?

Use this checklist when purchasing a used vehicle

Sample Confined Space Hazard Assessment Form [pdf] [7802] ?

Example of a form in use at a major university

Sample Machine Safety Inspection Checklist [27536] ?

Sample Employer Self-inspection Checklist Safeguards

Sample Telework Safety Checklist [13401] ?

The following checklist is designed to assess the overall safety of the home worksite

Sample Workplace Safety Checklists [9685] ?

For workplace safety site and program inspections

Scaffold Safety Checklist [24926] ?

Basic checklist for scaffold safety

Scaffolding Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [35800] ?

An example checklist

School Safety Checklists [26565] ?

A series of safety checklists for schools

Self-Inspection Safety Checklist for Exterior of Facilities [pdf] [31982] ?

For worship centers, schools and related facilities

Step Safety [23812] ?

Checklist on stair step safety

Temporary Power Checklist [13382] ?

True / false statements comprise the checklist

Violence in the Workplace Checklist [21703] ?

Approx 21 question checklist

Work Area Safety Checklist [pdf] [25923] ?

Worksite safety inspection checklist

Workplace Housekeeping Checklist [18957] ?

Use the following checklist as a general workplace guide

Workplace Safety Surveys [24901] ?

A series of safety inspection checklists to control a variety of safety hazards

Worksite/Jobsite Safety Audit [doc] [35643] ?

General job site safety checklist

Safety » Landscaping Safety
Safety hazards and controls in plant nurseries and landscaping services

Landscaping Industry OSHA Violations [pdf] [36656] ?

Michigan OSHA's top 25 serious rule violations cited for the landscaping industry 2006-2008

Landscaping Safety Self-Inspection Checklist [pdf] [36655] ?

For the following industries: landscape, tree care, lawn maintenance and irrigation

Safety » Office Safety
Checklists, office safety programs, training materials, home offices, etc.

Office Emergency Procedures Checklist [pdf] [22405] ?

What to do in case of emergency

Office Safety Analysis [18951] ?

Office general safe work practices

Office Safety Checklist [pdf] [25064] ?

An example checklist for office safety

Office Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [27272] ?

Includes questions relating to general office safety, ergonomics, fire prevention, and electrical safety

Safe Office Checklist [36301] ?

Includes photos of some common office hazards

Sample Self-certification Safety Checklist For Home-based Telecommuters [420] ?

Sample checklist to be completed and signed by telecommuting employees

Self-Certification Safety Checklist for Home-Based Telecommuters [18280] ?

Checklist is designed to assess the overall safety of the home office of a telecommuter

Safety » Operator Fatigue
The effects of fatigue on drivers

Driver Fatigue Prevention [26175] ?

Know the warning signs and how to prevent fatigure related vehicle accidents

Safety » OSHA Electrical
OSHA technical resources on electrical, including lock-out/tag-out

Controlling Electrical Hazards [957] ?

OSHA materials on electrical hazard controls

Safety » PPE
Workplace Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Programs

Checklist for Foot Safety Protection [27310] ?

For evaluating your safety footwear program

Personal Protective Equipment [8366] ?

Basics on PPE equipment and creating an effective PPE program - plus PPE program checklist

Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment Checklist [pdf] [38748] ?

Useful when implementing a PPE program

Personal Protective Equipment Safety Checklist [pdf] [3171] ?

A safety checklist on PPE

Safety » Respiratory Protection
Respirator fit, full text of respiratory programs, etc.

Respiratory Protection Training Kit [10437] ?

Materials on compliance with OSHA's respiratory protection standard

Safety » Shop Safety
Safety hazards and controls associated with shop work

Garage / Shop Safety Checklist [pdf] [18952] ?

A repair garage / shop safety inspection checklist form

Machine Shop Safety [18360] ?

Safe work practices

Metal or Wood Shop Safety Inspection Checklist [36427] ?

A sample safety policy and self inspection checklist

Print Shop Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [36428] ?

A safety self inspection checklist

Shop Safety Audit [pdf] [28487] ?

Example of a workplace safety inspection form for shops

Woodworking Machinery Checklist [3169] ?

Safety checklist to for safety hazards and controls in the use of woodworking machinery

Safety » Slips and Falls
Technical safety materials on falls from walking and working surfaces

Falls Among Older Adults [2070] ?

An overview of the problem

Slips, Trips and Falls Brochure [pdf] [23116] ?

A safety brochure

Walking and Working Surfaces Safety SOPs [27063] ?

Covers barricades, exits, walkways, guardrails and more

Safety » Sprinklers
Technical resources on fire sprinklers, halon, fire protection engineering

Automatic Sprinklers Submission Checklist [22186] ?

Checklist provides a basic guide for evaluating NFPA 13 sprinkler system compliance

Safety » Warehouse Safety
Common warehouse and loading dock safety hazards and controls

Warehouse and Dock Safety Analysis [pdf] [18953] ?

Warehouse safety checklist

Warehouse Safety Inspection Checklist [pdf] [36426] ?

A safety self inspection checklist

Safety » Workplace Radiation
Radiation control programs, technical manuals, tutorials and more

US Army Radiation Safety Program [pdf] [3830] ?

Control of hazards to health from laser radiation, ionizing radiation, x-ray systems and more

Trucking-Freight Systems » Trailer Safety
Trailer conspicuity and other requirements

Trailer Inspection Checklist [14082] ?

General guidelines and a procedure for inspecting trailers



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