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Power-Operated Tools and Equipment Checklist

____ Are grinders, saws, and similar equipment provided with appropriate safety guards?

____ Are power tools used with the shield or guard recommended by the manufacturer?

____ Are portable circular saws equipped with guards above and below the base shoe?

____ Are circular saw guards checked to assure guarding of the lower blade portion?

____ Are rotating or moving parts of equipment guarded to prevent physical contact?

____ Are all cord-connected, electrically-operated tools and equipment effectively grounded or of the approved double-insulated type?

____ Are effective guards in place over belts, pulleys, chains, and sprockets on equipment such as concrete mixers, air compressors, and the like?

____ Are portable fans provided with full guards having openings of 1/2 inch or less?

____ Is hoisting equipment available and used for lifting heavy objects, and are hoist ratings and characteristics appropriate for the task?

____ Are ground-fault circuit interrupters (provided on all temporary 15 and 20 ampere circuits) used during periods of construction?

____ Are pneumatic and hydraulic hoses on power-operated tools checked regularly for deterioration or damage?