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Health and Safety Management Best Practices Checklist

IMPLEMENT A RESPIRATORY PROTECTION PROGRAM1
  • Assures respirators are protecting workers from inhalation hazards

  • Assures workers are physically capable of wearing a respirator

  • Complies with OSHA standard

Has the shop implemented a respiratory protection program?   checkbox for Yes   checkbox for No

      Comments:__________________________________________________

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Develop a written program  
      Use NIOSH-certified respirators that provide an appropriate level of protection for each task
      Provide medical surveillance to workers using respirators
      Provide respirator training
      Perform annual fit-testing (tight-fitting facepiece respirators only)
      Ensure workers do not have facial hair that interferes with respirator seal (tight-fitting facepiece respirators only)
      Implement an appropriate filter change-out schedule for all APRs worn at the shop

1Required element of OSHA's Respirator Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134).

 

IMPLEMENT A HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROGRAM1
  • Gives workers the information they need to protect themselves

  • Gives shops owners better control of their chemical inventories

  • Allows shops owners to make more informed decisions about the chemicals used in the shop

  • Complies with OSHA standard

Has the shop implemented a hazard communication program?   checkbox for Yes   checkbox for No

      Comments:________________________________________________

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Develop a written program  
      Obtain copies of MSDSs for all hazardous chemicals in the shop
      Make all MSDSs available to shop workers
      Train workers on hazards of chemicals they use
      Do not use solvents/thinners to wash hands

1Required element of OSHA's Hazard Communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).

 

DESIGNATE A SHOP HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER TO IMPLEMENT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM
  • Ensures health and safety considerations do not slip through the cracks

  • Helps identify hazards before someone gets hurt or becomes ill (see the list of common symptoms of overexposure provided in this package)

  • Helps ensure workers protect themselves from identified hazards

Does the shop have a designated health and safety manager?   checkbox for Yes   checkbox for No

If yes: Manager's name:____________________________________________________________

Manager's title:_______________________________

Percent of time spent on health and safety duties:________________________________________

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Manager has time, resources and authority to implement program

      Manager frequently walks through shop to ensure controls are in place and used

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