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Many industries are coming into their busiest season now--often with increased outdoor work in equipment yards, outside shops or storage areas. Before peak activities begin is a good time to organize, repair and clean-up these areas. Time to accomplish this will probably be scarce later on. The following checklist may make this job easier:
Are chemicals kept in an outside storage facility? If so, are the following in place?
___ Is the written Hazcom Program complete and available to employees?
___ Have all employees been trained in chemical handling and spill clean-up?
___ Are spill clean-up materials available, and close to where they'll be needed?
___ Are the Material Safety Data Sheets in an accessable place?
___ Do all containers meet proper labeling requirements?
___ Is the storage facility organized and inventoried on a regular basis?
___ Are first aid/eyewash kits in place?
Is the yard surface smooth and even, free of pot holes and ruts?
___ Is there good drainage in the yard--no puddles?
___ Is the area free of unwanted vegetation?
___ Are the yard lights functioning and adequate?
___ Is there a method of communicating with the shop if assistance is needed?
___ Are speed limit signs posted and enforced?
Are fire extinguishers:
___ Readily accessible?
___ Mounted and secure at proper height?
___ Marked for intended use?
___ Tagged with dates of maintenance?
Is the area free of tripping/falling hazards?
___ Extension cords put away after use?
___ Tools put away after use?
___ Wood scraps and other debris picked up?
___ Oil and other substances cleaned up when spilled?
If raw material is stored in the area, is it:
___ Inventoried and organized periodically?
___ Do material racks have weight limits posted?
___ Are mechanical lifting devices used to store material in upper racks?
These are just a few things to check, when outdoor work increases. Take care of a yard, camp or outside shop inspection now--before things get so busy, you won't have time!
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