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Plant Management: Material Handling Assessment
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Plant Management:
Material Handling Assessment
 
 
Hazard Description
 
 
Satisfactory
Needs
Attention
Target Date
for Completion
 
Date
Completed
Is there safe clearance for equipment through aisles and doorways?
Yes___  No___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
Are aisles designed, permanently marked, and kept clear to allow unhindered passage?
Yes___  No___
Yes___  No___
 
 
 
 
Are motorized vehicles and mechanized equipment inspected daily or prior to use?
Yes___  No___
Yes___  No___
 
 
 
 
Are vehicles shut off and brakes set prior to loading or unloading?
Yes___  No ___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
Are containers of combustibles or flammables, when stacked while being moved, always separated by dunnage sufficient to provide stability?
Yes___  No___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
Are dock boards (bridge plates) used when loading or unloading operations are taking place between vehicles and docks?
Yes___  No___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
Are trucks and trailers secured from movement during loading and unloading operations?
Yes___  No___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
Are dock plates and loading ramps constructed and maintained with sufficient strength to support imposed loading?
Yes___  No___
Yes___ No___
 
 
 
 
Are hand trucks maintained in safe operating condition?
Yes___  No___
Yes___  No___
 
 
 
 
Are chutes equipped with sideboards of sufficient height to prevent materials being handled from falling off?
Yes___ No ___
Yes ___ No ___
 
 
 
 
Are chutes and gravity roller sections firmly placed or secured to prevent displacement?
Yes___  No___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
At the delivery end of rollers or chutes, are provisions made to brake the movement of the handled materials?
Yes___ No ___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
Are pallets usually inspected before being loaded or moved?
Yes ___ No ___
Yes ___ No ___
 
 
 
 
Are hooks with safety latches or other arrangements used when hoisting materials so that slings or load attachments won’t accidentally slip off the hoist hooks?
Yes___  No ___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
Are securing chains, ropes, chokers, or slings adequate for the job to be performed?
Yes___  No ___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When hoisting material or equipment, are provisions made to assure no one will be passing under the suspended loads?
Yes___  No___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
Are material safety data sheets available to employees handling toxic materials?
Yes ___ No___
Yes___  No___
 
 
 
 
Do only trained and certified employees operate forklifts?
Yes ___ No ___
Yes___  No___
 
 
 
 
Do employees always wear safety belts when lifting more than 70 pounds?
Yes___  No ___
Yes ___ No ___
 
 
 
 
Do employees always wear a harness while operating the order picker?
Yes___ No___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
Do employees request assistance when moving two or more bulk mail containers?
Yes___ No ___
Yes ___ No ___
 
 
 
 
Do employees limit the weight of bulk bags to 50 pounds or less?
Yes ___ No___
Yes___  No ___
 
 
 
 
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