Personal Protective Equipment Hazard Assessment Checklist

Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is any danger of flying particles or corrosive materials?

Are approved safety glasses required to be worn at all times in areas where there is a risk of eye injuries such as punctures, abrasions, contusions or burns?

Are employees who need corrective lenses (glasses or contacts lenses) in working environments with harmful exposures, required to wear only approved safety glasses, protective goggles, or use other medically approved precautionary procedures?

Are protective gloves, aprons, shields, or other means provided against cuts, corrosive liquids, and chemicals?

Are hard hats provided and worn where the danger of falling objects exists?

Are hard hats inspected periodically for damage to the shell and suspension system?

Is appropriate foot protection required where there is the risk of foot injuries from hot, corrosive, poisonous substances, falling objects, crushing or penetrating actions?

Are approved respirators provided for regular or emergency use where needed?

Is all protective equipment maintained in a sanitary condition and ready for use?

Do you have eye wash facilities and a quick drench shower within the work area where employees are exposed to injurious corrosive materials?

Where special equipment is needed for electrical workers, is it available?

When lunches are eaten on the premises, are they eaten in areas where there is no exposure to toxic materials or other health hazards?

Is protection against the effects of occupational noise exposure provided when sound levels exceed those of the Cal/OSHA noise standard?