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Checklist of Highlighted Hazards in Heliport


Instructions: Complete this checklist to help you assess workplace hazards. 

  • A "N/A" (Not Applicable) response indicates that this question does not apply to your workplace. 
  • A "Consider" answer may indicate that a problem may exist. Refer to the appropriate section of the eTool for assistance and ideas about how to analyze and control the problem. (All "Consider" answers will be added to the printable "report" for future consideration.)

1 - Exposure to equipment hazards

a. Is access to this area limited to staff trained in helicopter equipment hazards? [29 CFR 1910.183(o) - Materials, Handling, and Storage, Helicopters]
b. Is loose clothing properly secured? [29 CFR 1910.183(e)(2) - Materials, Handling, and Storage, Helicopters]
c. Is personal protective equipment (PPE) provided and used by employees receiving the load? (e.g., eye protection, hard hats). [29 CFR 1910.183(e)(1) - Materials, Handling, and Storage, Helicopters]
d. Do employees approach or leave a running helicopter in full view of the pilot and keep in a crouched position? [29 CFR 1910.183(p) - Materials, Handling, and Storage, Helicopters]
e. Do employees refrain from administering CPR to patients by kneeling on transport carts while the carts are under the helicopter blades? This may elevate the height of the staff member to the extent that the staff member could be hit by the helicopter blades. [29 CFR 1910.183(p) - Materials, Handling, and Storage, Helicopters]
f. Is heliport loading and unloading areas kept free of garbage, litter and other debris? [29 CFR 1910.183(g) - Materials, Handling, and Storage, Helicopters]

2 - Exposure to High Noise Levels

a. Is proper ear protection given to all employees working in or around high noise exposure areas? [29 CFR 1910.95(b)(1) - Occupational Noise Exposure]
b. Are feasible administrative and engineering controls being implemented whenever employee noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average sound level (TWA) of 85 dBA, (decibels measured on the A scale). If such controls fail to reduce sound levels within acceptable limits is personal protective equipment provided and used to reduce sound levels within the levels of Table G-16? [29 CFR 1910.95(b)(1) - Occupational Noise Exposure]
c. Do employers ensure that hearing protectors are worn by employees? [29 CFR 1910.95(i)(2) - Occupational Noise Exposure]
d. Is a hearing conservation program administered and continued whenever employee noise exposures equal or exceed an 8-hour time-weighted average sound level (TWA) of 85 decibels? Including requirements for monitoring, audiometric testing, audiogram evaluation, hearing protection, training and education, and recordkeeping. [29 CFR 1910.95(c) - Occupational Noise Exposure]

  3 - Fueling Hazards

a. Are grounding cables attached to the helicopter while fueling or if using a suspended load, to prevent sparks, or static charge? [29 CFR 1910.183(j) - Materials, Handling, and Storage, Helicopters]

         

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