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Appendix E: 6S Safety Audit Checklist

Document Title:
             
             6S AUDIT RECORD (SAFETY)

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Audit Type: Initial Certification    
  Sustaining    
Auditors:   Date: _____________________
Name: _____________________ Name; _____________________
Workplace Representatives:     _____________________
Name: _____________________ Name: _____________________

 

Subject

Questions

Yes

No

1. Aisles

A. Are aisles marked? 29 CFR 1910.22(b)(2)

 

 

B. Are aisle widths maintained? 29 CFR 1910.22(b)(1)

 

 

C. Are aisles in good condition? 29 CFR 1910.22(b)(1)

 

 

D. Are aisles and passageways properly illuminated?

 

 

E. Are aisles kept clean and free of obstruction? 29 CFR 1910.22(b)(1)

 

 

F. Are fire aisles, access stairways, and fire equipment kept clear? 29 CFR 1910.178(m)(14)

 

 

G. Is there a safe clearance for equipment through aisles and doorways?  29 CFR 1910.176(a)

 

 

2. Chemicals

A. Are all hazardous chemicals appropriately labeled? 29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(5); 29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(6)

 

 

B. Are workers nearby aware of the content of chemical piping systems? 29 CFR 1910.1200(e)(1)(ii); 29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(5); 29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(6)

 

 

C. Is there a list of hazardous substances used in your work area? 29 CFR 1910.1200(e)(1)(I)

 

 

D. Is there a material safety data sheet readily available for each hazardous substance used? 29 CFR 1910.1200(g)(9); 29 CFR 1910.1200(g)(10)

 

 

3. Electrical

A. Do extension cords being used have a grounding conductor? 29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(5); 29 CFR 1910.304(f)(5)(v); 29 CFR 1910.334(a)(3)

 

 

B. Is sufficient assess and working space provided and maintained about all electrical equipment to permit ready and safe operations and maintenance? 29 CFR 1910.303(g)(1); 29 CFR 1910.303(h)(3)

 

 

C. Are all cord and cable connections intact and secure? 29 CFR 1910.305(g)(2)(iii)

 

 

D. Are all disconnecting means legibly marked to indicate their purpose, unless located so that their purpose is evident? 29 CFR 1910.303(f)

 

 

E. Are flexible (extension) cords and cables free of splices or taps? 29  CFR 1910.305(g)(2)(ii)

 

 


 

Document Title:
             
             6S AUDIT RECORD (SAFETY)

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Subject

Question

Yes

No

4. Exits

A. Are exits properly marked? 29 CFR 1910.37(q); 29 CRF 1910.37(H)

 

 

B. Are exits kept free of obstruction? 29 CFR 1910.36(d)(1)

 

 

C. Are the directions to exits, when not immediately apparent, marked with visible signs? 29 CFR 1910.37(q)(5)(6)

 

 

D. Are doors, passageways or stairways that are neither exits nor access to exits and which could be mistaken for exits, appropriately marked “NOT AN EXIT” “TO BASEMENT,” “STOREROOM,” etc.?

 

 

5. First Aid

A. Do you have emergency eye wash and shower facilities within the immediate work area where employees are exposed to injurious corrosive materials? 29 CFR 1910.151(c)

 

 

B. Do you have first-aid kits easily accessible to each work area, with necessary supplies available, periodically inspected and replenished as needed? 29 CFR 1910.151(b)

 

 

C. Are emergency phone number posted where they can be readily found in case of an emergency? 29 CFR 1910.38(a)(2)(v)(vi)

 

 

6. Flammable/ Combustible Containers

A. Are approved containers and portable tanks used for the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids? 29 CFR 1910.106(d)(2); 29 CFR 1910.144(a)(1)(ii)

 

 

B. Are safety cans used for dispensing flammable or combustible liquids at a point of use? 29 CFR 1910.106(d)(5)(iii)

 

 

C. Are storage cabinets used to hold flammable liquids, labeled “Flammable – Keep Fire Away”? 29 CFR 1910.106(d)(3)(ii)

 

 

7. Forklift Operations

A. Are all industrial trucks not in safe operating condition removed from service? 29 CFR 1910.178(q)(1)

 

 

B. Are your forklifts inspected before being placed in service?  Inspections should be at least daily, or after each shift, if used around the clock. 29 CFR 1910.178(q)(7)

 

 

C. Are industrial trucks equipped with flashing lights, horn, overhead guard, and name plate (load limits)? 29 CFR1910.178(a)(2)

 

 

8. Hazardous Waste Management

A. If your operations generate waste from oil or grease, do you handle it in an approved manner? 40 CFE 279.22

 

 

B. If your operations generate waste from fluorescent light bulbs, do you handle it in an approved manner? 40 CFR 273.14(e)

 

 

C. If your operations generate hazardous waste, do you handle it in an approved manner according to 40 CFR 262?

 

 

9. Hearing Conservation

A. Are workers protected from sources of excessive noise? 29 CFR 1910.95(a)

 

 

B. Is approved hearing protective equipment available?

 

 

10. Housekeeping

A. Are work areas clean? 29 CFR 1910.95(i)(1); 29 CFR 1910.141(a)(3)

 

 

B. Are mats, grating, etc. used where drainage is needed?

 

 

C. Is the compressed air for cleaning less than 30 psi?

 

 

D. Are work surfaces kept dry or are appropriate means taken to assure the surfaces are slip-resistant?

 

 

E. Are all spilled materials or liquids cleaned up immediately?

 

 


 

Document Title:
             
             6S AUDIT RECORD (SAFETY)

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Revision No.

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Subject

Question

Yes

No

11. Lockout

A. Is all machinery or equipment capable of movement, required to be de-energized or disengaged and locked out during cleaning, servicing, adjusting or setting up operations, whenever required? 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(1); 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(2)(I)

 

 

B. Are correct lockout/tagout procedures in use? 29 CFR 1910.147(c)(4); 29 CFR 1910.147(d); 29 CFR 1910.147(e)

 

 

C. Are suspended loads or potential energy (such as compressed springs, hydraulics or jacks) controlled to prevent hazards? 29 CFR 1910.147(d)(5)

 

 

12. Machine Guarding: General

A. Are rotating or moving parts of equipment guarded to prevent physical contact?  29 CFR 1910.212(a)(1); 29 CFR 1910.219(F)

 

 

B. Are all moving chains and gears properly guarded? 29 CFR 1910.219(f)(1); 29 CFR 1910.219(f)(2)

 

 

C. Are machinery guards secure and so arranged that they do not offer a hazard in their use? 29 CFR 1910.212(a)(2)

 

 

13. Machine Guarding: Portable Power Tools

A. Are grinders, saws, and similar equipment provided with appropriate safety guards? 29 CFR 1910.243(a)(1); 29 CFR 1910.243(c)(1)-(4); 29 CFR 1910.243(e)(1)(I)

 

 

B. Are power tools used with the correct shield, guard, or attachment recommend by the manufacturer? 

 

 

14. Machine Guarding: Stationary Equipment

A. Is fixed machinery provided with appropriate safety guards to prevent injuries to the operator and other employees resulting from point of operation, in-going nip point, rotation parts, flying chip, and spark hazards? 29 CFR 1910.212(a)(1)

 

 

B. Are foot-operated switches guarded or arranged to prevent accidental actuation by personnel or falling objects? 29 CFR 1910.217(4)

 

 

C. Is there a power shut-off switch within reach of the operator’s position at each machine? 29 CFR 1910.213(b)(1)

 

 

D. Are fan blades protected with a guard having openings no larger than ½ in., when operating within 7ft of the floor? 29 CFR 1910.212(a)(5)

 

 

15. Personal Protective Equipment

A. Are all employees required to use personal protection equipment (PPE) as needed? 29 CFR 1910.132(a)

 

 

B. Is PPE functional and in good repair? 29 CFR 190.132(e)

 

 

C. Are all employees required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling chemicals (gloves, eye protection, respirators, etc.)? 29 CFR 1910.132(a)

 

 

16. Extinguishers

A. Are appropriate fire extinguishers mounted located and identified so that they are readily accessible (not obstructed) to employees? 29 CFR 1910.157(c)(1)

 

 

B. Are all fire extinguishers inspected monthly and serviced annually, and noted on the inspection tag? 29 CFR 1910.157(e)

 

 


 

Document Title:
             
             6S AUDIT RECORD (SAFETY)

Document No.                   

Revision No.

Page: 4

Required by:  


 

Subject

Question

Yes

No

17. Walkways

A. Are pits and floor openings covered or otherwise guarded? 29 CFR 1910.22(c); 29 CFR 1910.23(a)

 

 

18. Compressed Gases

A. Are compressed gases properly stored and used? 29 CFR 1910.253(b)(1)-(5)

 

 

B. Are compressed gas cylinder storage rules posted in the storage area? 

 

 

19. Work Environment

A. Are all work areas adequately illuminated?

 

 

B. Are combustible scrap, debris, and wastes stored safely and removed from the work site promptly? 29 CFR 1910.141(a)(4)(ii)

 

 

Source: Cash Powell Jr. and Steve Hoekzema. “5S at Deceuninck North America’s Monroe Site: Sustaining and Improving the Gains,” Target— Innovation at Work: The Periodical of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence. Volume 21, Number 3, Third Issue 2005, pp. 32-35. www.ame.org Exit EPA Disclaimer.

 
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