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Checklist – OSHA Cleaning

Assess whether corridors, work surfaces, lighting, storage and sanitary facilities are clean and regularly maintained. This checklist also covers storage and maintenance of tools and equipment, material handling, and proper waste disposal. This OSHA Housekeeping Checklist converted by SafetyCulture can be used to inspect housekeeping activities. Assess whether corridors, work surfaces, lighting, storage and sanitary facilities are clean and regularly maintained. This checklist also covers storage and maintenance of tools and equipment, material handling, and proper waste disposal.

Walkways and work surfaces

1.1 Are walkways and work surfaces clean and free of debris?

1.2 Are work surfaces kept dry or are there other protective measures including drainage, raised floors, platforms, mats, and designated dry standing areas?

1.3 Are slippery conditions, such as snow and ice, eliminated in designated walkways and work surfaces?

1.4 Are obstructions such as nails, splinters, holes, or loose boards removed from walkways and work surfaces?

1.5 Are tools, materials, equipment, and other objects used during service or maintenance kept out of aisles to allow for proper passage?

1.6 Are electrical service cables and hoses routed to prevent injury to workers or damage to the hoses and cables themselves (eg, cross planked, under rack, stored overhead)?

1.7 Are the exit routes clearly marked “Exit” as well as indicating the direction of travel to the exit if it is not immediately apparent?

1.8 Are doors, emergency exits, fire protection equipment, electrical panels, eyewash stations, and safety showers free of obstruction?

1.9 Are walkways, walkways and work surfaces kept free of steel shot or similar abrasives that could create a slip hazard?

Turning on

2.1 Are the lighting fixtures in good working order?

2.2 Are lighting fixtures clean, allowing for optimal lighting levels?

23 Are exit routes, driveways, walkways, stairways, work areas, and hallways sufficiently lit in accordance with 29 CFR 1915.82?

2.4 Are workers provided with a flashlight or other portable light nearby before entering holds, compartments, decks, or other dark spaces?

Dust and dirt removal

3.1 Is there a program in place and followed to prevent the accumulation of dust on floors, countertops and ledges, particularly outside of abrasive blasting rooms?

3.2 Is there sufficient ventilation in the location to (1) provide good visibility for the operator, (2) prevent dust from settling and accumulating in the room, (3) reduce dust concentrations, and (4) prevent the escape of dust? contaminants to adjacent work areas or the environment? ?

3.3 Is dust residue cleaned at regular intervals and in areas that are normally overlooked (for example, overhead)?

3.4 Are there cleanup methods to minimize dust clouds, particularly where there are ignition sources?

3.5 Are vacuum cleaners approved for on-site dust collection and are they used?

sanitation facilities

4.1 Is potable water made available to workers for drinking, cooking, food preparation, worker health and personal needs?

4.2 Are non-potable water outlets clearly marked “NOT SAFE FOR PERSONAL HEALTH OR USE”?

4.3 Are toilets clean, in good repair, and in adequate numbers in the workplace?

4.4 Are there handwashing facilities adjacent to each sanitary facility and do they contain: hot and cold or lukewarm running water and soap, or waterless skin-cleansing agents; clean, single-use hand towels stored in a sanitary container, clean individual sections of continuous-ply towels, or air blowers; and a sanitary means to dispose of single-use hand towels?

4.5 Is there a schedule for the maintenance, cleaning and supply of each facility?

4.6 Is the maintenance, cleaning and supply program being followed?

4.7 Are changing rooms available for workers to change into and out of protective clothing to prevent contamination by hazardous or toxic substances?

4.8 Do the locker rooms provide privacy for each gender?

4.9 Do the changing rooms have separate storage facilities for street clothes?

4.10 Do the changing rooms offer separate storage for protective clothing?

4.11 Are designated areas provided for the consumption or storage of food, beverages, and tobacco products? Are these areas free from exposure to toxic substances?

Vermin control

5.1 Is there a vermin control program that is maintained?

5.2 Is the work area constructed, equipped, and maintained to prevent the entry or harborage of rodents, insects, and other vermin?

Spill Control

6.1 Are machinery and equipment clean and regularly maintained?

6.2 Have drip trays and pads been provided to catch potential spills?

Material handling and storage

7.1 They are flammable and combustible substances, such as paint thinners, solvents, rags, scrap metal, and scrap, that are disposed of or stored in covered, fire-resistant containers at the end of each work shift or when work is completed, whichever comes first. ?

7.2 Has rigging and equipment used for material handling and rigging been inspected for safety before each shift and at intervals throughout the shift? Is faulty equipment or equipment replaced or repaired?

7.3 Are there appropriate warning or caution signs to notify workers of potential hazards?

7.4 Are materials stored in their designated place and stacked to prevent falls or collapses?

Storage and Maintenance of Tools and Equipment

8.1 Are tools inspected, cleaned and repaired regularly?

8.2 Are damaged or worn tools removed from service?

8.3 Are all fire extinguishers, electrical panels, eyewash stations, and safety showers routinely inspected and tested and maintained in good working order?

Garbage deposit

9.1 Are there enough trash cans in designated rest areas and other places where trash can accumulate? Are they big enough for the volume of waste?

9.2 Are trash cans constructed of non-corrosive, leak-proof, and easy-to-clean material, or are they disposable?

9.3 Is there a set and followed schedule for emptying trash cans to prevent overfilling?

9.4 Are trash cans for food disposal emptied daily and equipped with tight-fitting, solid lids?

9.5 There is a developed plan that indicates the frequency of inspection, the number of samples and the tests required



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