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Self-Inspection Checklists

These sample audit and safety inspection checklists are designed to help you evaluate the quality of your company's safety management system (SMS) design and performance. It should be revised as needed to best meet your organization's needs. SMS audits should be reviewed at least annually to look at each of the critical components of the SMS to determine what is working well and what changes, if any, are needed. When you identify needs that should be addressed, you have the basis for a new safety and health objective for program improvement. This audit does not replace any provision, standard, or rule contained in the OSHAct of 1970 or OSHA Standards.

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Abrasive Wheel Equipment Grinders
Chemical Exposures
Compressed Gas and Cylinders
Compressors and Compressed Gas
Confined Spaces
Cranes and Hoists
Electrical Safety
Elevated Surfaces
Emergency Action Plan
Environmental Controls
Ergonomics
Exit Doors
Fire Protection
Flammable and Combustible Materials
General Work Environment
Hand Tools and Equipment
Hazard Communication
Hearing Conservation
Identification of Piping Systems
Industrial Trucks - Forklifts
Infection Control
Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Lockout/Tagout Procedures
Machine Guarding
Materials Handling
Medical Services and First Aid
Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing
Posting
Portable Ladders
Portable (Power-operated) Tools and Equipment
Recordkeeping
Safety Committees
Spray Finishing Operations
Stairs and Stairways
Tire Inflation
Transporting Employees and Materials
Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality
Video Display Terminals
Walkways
Welding, Cutting and Brazing