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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(s) that you have identified. Then for each suggested solution, indicate whether the solution is currently in use, something you want to consider, or is 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.
 [Print Blank Checklist]   [Print Completed Checklist]
Fork Lift/ Pallet Jack Operators

 Collision
Use signs and policies to prohibit others from entering 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 backwards 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

  Struck by falling loads
Institute a program of safe storage and stacking.
in use; consider; not applicable
Train employees in proper procedures for housekeeping.
in use; consider; not applicable
Wrap loads in plastic to maintain stability.
in use; consider; not applicable
Inspect and replace bad floor areas.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Fumes from charging
Provide all employees with personal protective equipment.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide eyewash and showers for emergencies.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide proper ventilation.
in use; consider; not applicable

   Hazards from working with pallet jacks
Provide windows in doors low enough for employees to see who or what is coming on the other side, even if pushing pallet jacks.
in use; consider; not applicable
Train employees in proper and safe methods for using hand/electric jacks, to avoid injuries.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide one-way entrance and exits.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Other hazards
 
Freezer/Cooler Worker

  Bending and twisting while lifting heavy loads
Stay within NIOSH guidelines for safe lifting.
in use; consider; not applicable
Reduce the size of the box or decrease the amount of weight to be lifted.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide lift assists, so boxes may be lifted from the conveyor with the assist and placed on the pallet.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide palletizers or scissor lifts for employees so they do not need to bend over to place boxes on pallets lying on floors.
in use; consider; not applicable
Develop a whole new workstation to eliminate elevated and low lifts.
in use; consider; not applicable
Use a telescoping conveyor to load trucks if loads are not palletized.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employees to tasks that do not require heavy lifting.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Exposure to cold environments
Provide warm clothing that fits properly and does not hinder movement.
in use; consider; not applicable
Provide adequate periods of rest so employees can recuperate.
in use; consider; not applicable
Rotate employee to less stressful conditions.
in use; consider; not applicable
Maintain areas and equipment to minimize slipping.
in use; consider; not applicable

  Other hazards
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