The scope of your self-inspections should include the following:
Processing, Receiving, Shipping and Storage— equipment, job planning, layout, heights, floor loads, projection of materials, materials-handling and storage methods, and training for material handling equipment.
Building and Grounds Conditions—floors, walls, ceilings, exits, stairs, walkways, ramps, platforms, driveways, and aisles.
Housekeeping Program—waste disposal, tools, objects, materials, leakage and spillage, cleaning methods, schedules, work areas, remote areas, and storage areas.
Electricity—equipment, switches, breakers, fuses, switch-boxes, junctions, special fixtures, circuits, insulation, extensions, tools, motors, grounding, and national electric code compliance.
Lighting—type, intensity, controls, conditions, diffusion, location, and glare and shadow control.
Heating and Ventilation—type, effectiveness, temperature, humidity, controls, and natural and artificial ventilation and exhaust.
Machinery—points of operation, flywheels, gears, shafts, pulleys, key ways, belts, couplings, sprockets, chains, frames, controls, lighting for tools and equipment, brakes, exhausting, feeding, oiling, adjusting, maintenance, lockout/tagout, grounding, work space, location, and purchasing standards.
Personnel—experience training, including hazard identification training; methods of checking machines before use; type of clothing; personal protective equipment; use of guards; tool storage; work practices; and methods of cleaning, oiling, or adjusting machinery.
Hand and Power Tools—purchasing standards, inspection, storage, repair, types, maintenance, grounding, use, and handling.
Chemicals—storage, handling, transportation, spills, disposals, amounts used, labeling, toxicity or other harmful effects, warning signs, supervision, training, protective clothing and equipment, and hazard communication requirements.
Fire Prevention—extinguishers, alarms, sprinklers, smoking rules, exits, personnel assigned, separation of flammable materials and dangerous operations, explosive-proof fixtures in hazardous locations, and waste disposal.
Maintenance, including tracking and abatement of preventive and regular maintenance— regularity, effectiveness, training of personnel, materials and equipment used, records maintained, method of locking out machinery, and general methods.
Personal Protective Equipment—type, size, maintenance, repair, storage, assignment of responsibility, purchasing methods, standards observed, training in care and use, rules of use, and method of assignment.