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Follow-up Checklist

Use this checklist as a tool to help you in your efforts to identify hazards in your facility and keep track of follow-up measures. It can be used in two ways.
1. You can print out the entire checklist for all the tasks in this area of your plant to take with you as you evaluate this department. To use this option, select "Blank Checklist" below. A new window will appear with the full checklist for all the tasks in this area of your plant; you can then print the full checklist using your browser's print procedure.

2. You can go through the checklist and make selections and comments before printing. To do this, first check the box next to each hazardous situation you have identified. Then for each suggested solution, indicate whether the solution is currently in use, something you want to consider, or not applicable. Include comments about the solutions or applicable follow-up procedures. Note that you may wish to identify other solutions that would prevent or control the hazardous situation in your plant. At the end of each task, there is also a field for identifying other hazards related to the task or comments about the task.

Select "Print Completed Checklist", which will create a new window with a version of the checklist that can be printed using your browser's print procedure. The checklist printed with this option will include only the hazardous situations for which you have made entries. YOUR ENTRIES WILL NOT BE SAVED ON YOUR COMPUTER.
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Forklift Operator

  Collision hazard
Use signs and policies to prohibit others from entering into these areas.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use horn when appropriate to alert others.
in use; consider; not applicable
Improve lighting where applicable.
in use; consider; not applicable
Drive forklift backward when moving loads.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Defective forklift
Train operators to inspect and recognize potential problems or hazards.
in use; consider; not applicable
Implement equipment inspection plan.
in use; consider; not applicable
Report and correct problems as soon as identified.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Slips and falls
Provide a roof or cover over forklift operations.
in use; consider; not applicable
Reduce slippery surface conditions (e.g., snow removal).
in use; consider; not applicable
Wear anti-skid footwear.
in use; consider; not applicable

    Strains, reaches, and cuts
Provide gloves to pad and protect hands.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide ladders or platforms so employee can be repositioned to minimize awkward postures.
in use; consider; not applicable
Minimize manual handling of large cages so employees are not exposed to conditions where strains may occur.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Other hazards
Automatic Dumper Operator

  Awkward machine controls
Use gloves to pad the hands.
in use; consider; not applicable
Locate controls for ease of use.
in use; consider; not applicable
Maintain controls to ensure ease of operation.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Falls and Caught by machinery
Follow good housekeeping procedures.
in use; consider; not applicable
Properly guard machinery to keep employees away from moving parts.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install guardrails around dangerous equipment to prevent injury.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Other hazards
Manual Back Dock Worker

  Lifting, bending, and reaching
Install automatic dumper system.
in use; consider; not applicable
Train workers how to lift properly to reduce injury.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide two persons to lift each cage.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate to job with non-lifting task.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Disease exposure
Provide back fan ventilation that moves dust and debris away from employees.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide workers with dust respirators and gloves.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide facilities for employees to clean up before eating.
in use; consider; not applicable
Train workers to follow prescribed hand washing procedures.
in use; consider; not applicable
Follow good housekeeping procedures.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Other hazards
Live Hang

  Reaching to conveyor and shackles
Minimize forward reaches by moving shackle conveyor towards employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Minimize vertical distance between shackles and belt conveyor to reduce lifting of the arms to reach shackle and bending to reach supply conveyor.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employees up and down hanging line to vary the rate at which they perform the task.
in use; consider; not applicable
Ramp shackle conveyor down toward the end of the line where there is less interference from birds on supply conveyor.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide height adjustable stands for shorter employees.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide anti-fatigue mats.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Disease exposure
Install adequate ventilation systems that would reduce exposure to aerosolized dust. Supply make up air from behind employee and exhaust from far side of the conveyor.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide proper personal protective equipment and clothing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide facilities for employees to clean up before eating.
in use; consider; not applicable
Train workers to follow prescribed hand washing procedures.
in use; consider; not applicable
Follow good housekeeping procedures.
in use; consider; not applicable

    Poor lighting
Provide appropriate light for entry and exit.
in use; consider; not applicable
Keep walkways clean and free of debris and obstacles.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide enough space between workers to avoid cuts.
in use; consider; not applicable
Make sure all fans both for contamination control and comfort, that are mounted less than 7 feet above the working surface, are adequately guarded.
in use; consider; not applicable
 
    Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands so cuts can be performed at mid-chest level.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable

Other hazards

Kill Room Attendant

  Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright posture.
in use; consider; not applicable
Install height-adjustable stands so cuts can be performed at mid-chest level.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable

 
Falls, back injuries and cuts
Provide effective drainage to prevent standing blood.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide rubber boots with high traction soles.
in use; consider; not applicable
Sheath knives before entry to and exit from work areas.
in use; consider; not applicable
 
    Blood on employee
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including mesh gloves, face shields, and protective clothing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Develop and follow good housekeeping procedures.
in use; consider; not applicable
 
    Restricted exit
Keep exits free and clear at all times.
in use; consider; not applicable
Clearly and properly mark exits.
in use; consider; not applicable
Implement emergency action plan.
in use; consider; not applicable

    Ergonomic hazards from use of knives
Keep knives sharp and in good condition.
in use; consider; not applicable
Remove damaged knives from service.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use knives appropriate for the task.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide properly sized gloves.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide knives with a handle loop so they can remain in hand without the employee actively gripping the handle.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Other hazards
Picking Room Operator

  Electrical shock
Train workers how to recognize electrical hazards.
in use; consider; not applicable
Report and correct electrical hazards as soon as they are discovered.
in use; consider; not applicable
Schedule preventative maintenance to inspect for frayed or damaged equipment.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use appropriate equipment for wet locations.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Strangulation or amputation
Properly guard and regularly maintain machines and equipment.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use Lockout/Tagout program.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use appropriate equipment for wet locations.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Noise
Provide workers with hearing protection devices and require their use.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use belt-driven plucking machines rather than chain-driven machines.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Other hazards
Paw Room Grader

  Standing for a long time
Install sit/stand stools, which allow employees to lean and have their weight supported while still remaining in an upright position.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate to tasks that do not require prolonged standing.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide shoe insoles that cushion the feet and spread foot pressure over a larger surface.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide a foot rest in front of employees so they can shift their position.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Prolonged bending of neck
Conveyor should be at about elbow height of employee. Provide height-adjustable stands to properly position employees.
in use; consider; not applicable
Tilt conveyor toward employee.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate to other jobs that provide more movement.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide time and training about stretching to relieve neck fatigue.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Other hazards
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