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					                                                            Safety Inspection Checklist

    Building/Department(s): _PLU – MORTVEDT LIBRARY                                  __ Date:__1/27/09__Time:___12:00 P.M.

    Inspector(s): Joe Bell / Sam Patrick - PCFM                                       Building Representative: ___N/A__
Checklist Items                                       Yes   No   NA         Checklist Items                                        Yes   No   NA
A. General – All Areas                                                      1. Is there at least three (3) feet of clearance in    X
1. Are all ceiling tiles in place and in good               X               front of electrical panels?
condition?                                                                  2. Are electric hand tools properly                    X
2. Is all furniture in good/stable condition and      X                     grounded/double insulated?
   properly adjusted?                                                       3. Is the area free of extension cords? (Surge               X
3. Are wall-mounted bookcases free of                 X                     protectors - not power strips - are allowed)
excessive materials on top and not overloaded?                              4. Is all electrical equipment plugged directly into         X
Chemicals & heavy items should not be stored                                the wall outlets?
above head height (6 ft)                                                    5. Are all cords/plugs free from damage or             X
4. Are all walking or working surfaces free of              X               deterioration?
tripping/slipping hazards?                                                  6. Are switches and circuit breakers properly          X
5. Are emergency phone numbers and                    X                     identified as to the service they are in and to
procedures posted at or near telephones?                                    what they control?
6. Are all fans equipped with a blade guard with      X                     7. Are circuit breaker panels free of combustible      X
openings no greater than ½ inch?                                            materials?
7. Is consumption of food, beverage, etc.             X                     8. Are cover plates in place on junction boxes to            X
prohibited where required?                                                  eliminate exposed wiring?
B. General – Shops                                                          9. Are “Warning High Voltage” signs installed on                  X
1. Are machine and belt guards in place and in        X                     high voltage enclosures for systems rated 600V
good condition?                                                             or over?
2. Is pedestal machinery securely anchored to                    X          10. Is all electrical, including light fixtures,       X
the floor?                                                                  protected from physical damage by
3. Is equipment properly maintained and               X                     enclosure/guards?
adjusted to prevent personal injury and                                     F. Emergency Equipment
equipment damage?                                                           1. Is emergency equipment (alarm pull boxes,                 X
4. Is all piping appropriately identified as to       X                     eyewashes, showers, etc.) accessible and not
contents/direction of flow?                                                 blocked by equipment?
5. Are hot pipes and surfaces guarded against         X                     2. Are emergency eyewashes/showers provided                       X
contact and clearly marked “HOT”?                                           in the required chemical areas?
6. Are areas requiring use of protective              X                     3. Are eyewash/showers flushed weekly and                         X
equipment (e.g. Eye Protection Required)                                    inspected annually?
adequately posted with warning signs and                                    4. Is all emergency equipment in good                  X
enforced?                                                                   condition?
7. Is damaged/malfunctioning equipment tagged         X                     5. Are spill kits accessible and fully stocked?                   X
“Out of Service”?                                                           G. Storage - General
C. General – Labs/Studios                                                   1. Is good housekeeping practiced in work area?        X
1. Are working surfaces clear and organized?          X                     2. Is storage adequately supported/stable to           X
2. Are working surfaces made from non-porous          X                     avoid tipping/falling?
& chemical resistant materials?                                             3. Is there at least two (2) feet clearance            X
3. Are phones accessible and emergency                X                     between stacked materials and ceiling light?
numbers posted?                                                             H. Storage – Fire Protection
4. Are hazards signs and contact names for the        X                     1. Is the storage of combustibles in the work          X
lab/studio posted on the outside of the lab?                                area held to a minimum to avoid a fire hazard?
5. Are areas requiring use of personal protective     X                     2. Is clearance of at least 18 inches maintained       X
equipment adequately posted with warning signs                              around fire sprinkler heads and 2 feet below
and enforced?                                                               ceiling height?
6. Is safety instruction part of each lab or class?              X          3. Are flammable/combustible liquids in excess         X
7. Are ventilation hoods NOT used to store                       X          of one day’s operational supply kept in approved
chemicals?                                                                  flammable materials storage (FMS) cabinets?
D. Exits/Corridors                                                          4. Are all FMS cabinets free of combustible            X
1. Are all corridors unobstructed?                    X                     materials (cardboard, paper, plastic, etc.)
2. Are all exit doors unobstructed?                   X                     5. Are all flammable containers properly                          X
3. Are exit signs posted and properly illuminated     X                     closed/covered to control vapors?
to clearly indicate exits?                                                  6. Are combustible items at least 18 inches from       X
4. Are all exit doors able to be opened from the      X                     heat source?
inside without special knowledge/keys?                                      7. Are all refrigerators used for storage of                      X
5. Are exit doors free of slide bolts or locks?       X                     flammable/combustible liquids/materials
                                                                            approved and explosion proof?
Items left unmarked were not observed.                                      8. Are flammable/combustible liquids returned to       X
                                                                            approved flammable liquid storage cabinets at
                                                                            the end of the workday?
                                                                            9. Are sprinkler valves unobstructed?                  X
                                                                            I. Storage – Compressed Gas Cylinders
E. Electrical                                                               1. Are all cylinders properly secured with straps                 X
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Checklist Items                                       Yes   No    NA   Checklist Items                                    Yes   No   NA
or chains to prevent tipping/falling?                                  1. Are emergency evacuation plans posted?          X
2. Are protective valve caps in place when                        X    2. Are all self-closing doors operational (No      X
cylinder is not in use?                                                doorstops)?
3. Are empty and full cylinders stored                            X    3. Are walls and floors free of                          X
separately?                                                            holes/penetrations?
4. Are only chemically compatible cylinders                       X    4. Are no smoking regulations clearly posted       X
stored together?                                                       and being followed in “No Smoking” areas?
5. Are cylinder contents adequately labeled and                   X    5. Are fire extinguishers and signs clearly              X
easily seen?                                                           visible?
6. Is the correct regulator being used for the                    X    6. Is access to fire extinguishers clear and       X
cylinder service?                                                      unobstructed?
7. Are highly toxic gases stored in vented gas                    X    7. Are all extinguishers in place and properly           X
cabinets?                                                              inspected (monthly) and maintained (annually)?
J. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)                                 8. Is the building number or address posted?       X
1. Has a job hazard assessment been                               X    P. Training
completed and signed by EHS?                                           1. Have personnel been trained in the use of       X
2. Is the requirement to use protective                           X    personal protective equipment?
equipment enforced?                                                    2. Are all employees trained in hazardous          X
3. Is the proper PPE worn?                                        X    substances safety?
4. When not in use, is PPE properly                               X    3. Have personnel working in high noise areas                 X
maintained/stored?                                                     been trained in hearing conservation?
5. Is PPE readily available for all personnel                     X    4. Have employees who use respirators been                    X
including visitors to the area?                                        trained, fit tested, and received the required
6. Are all employees using respiratory protection                 X    health monitoring examination?
properly trained and authorized by EHS?                                5. Have employees been trained in emergency        X
K. Hazardous Materials                                                 procedures?
1. Are hazardous materials labeled with the           X                6. Other training:                                            X
name of the material and the primary hazard,                           Q. Ergonomics
e.g. flammable, toxic                                                  1. Are desk chairs equipped with seat and back     X
2. Materials Safety Data Sheets are available for     X                height and tilt adjustments?
all hazardous materials present. MSDS are                              2. Do you see anyone working in an awkward               X
current.                                                               position?
3. Are hazardous wastes labeled as such?                          X    3. Do employees have tools to assist in lifting    X
4. Are hazardous materials stored properly, e.g.      X                and moving heavy or awkward materials?
compatibles, flammable cabinets, toxics locked?                        4. Are employees using proper lifting              X
5. Do containers look undamaged?                      X                techniques?
6. Are there spills or leaks?                               X          R. Grounds
L. Railing/Elevated Work Areas                                         1. Are walking or working surfaces free of         X
1. Are drain openings, pits in the floor, or          X                tripping/slipping hazards?
walking surfaces guarded to prevent                                    2. Is vegetation maintained to provide clear       X
tripping/slipping?                                                     visibility, clearance around light fixtures, and
2. Are toeboards in place on elevated platforms       X                safe pathways?
to prevent objects from falling off the platform?                      S. Computer Rooms
3. Are standard guardrails provided on elevated       X                1. Are combustibles stored in approved,            X
platforms?                                                             enclosed metal cabinets?
4. Are handrails provided and in good condition       X                2. Is combustible waste, e.g. trash containers,    X
on stairways?                                                          cardboard boxes, etc., removed from the room
5. Are there provisions for safe access to            X                daily or more often as needed?
elevated machinery/equipment?                                          3. Is the computer room free of                    X
M. Ladders                                                             flammable/combustible liquids?
1. Are portable ladders in good repair and safe       X                4. Are computer tapes stored in approved,                     X
to use?                                                                enclosed metal cabinets?
2. Are mobile ladder stands in good condition?        X                5. Is the raised floor free of unsealed cable            X
N. Forklifts                                                           holes?
1. Are defective forklifts taken out of service and               X    6. Is the access to fire suppression and alarm     X
tagged “Do Not Use”?                                                   systems unobstructed?
2. Are forklift inspection forms current and                      X    7. Are floor tile pullers available and mounted?   X
maintained in a file?                                                  8. Are doors to the peripheral rooms closed?       X
3. Are load limits clearly posted in the area?                    X    9. Is paper stored in computer room limited to a              X
4. Are forklift operating rules clearly posted in                 X    one-day supply?
the area?                                                              10. Is the room free of repair shop operations?    X
5. Are all operators trained and authorized?                      X    11. Is the room free of soldering irons?           X
O.9: Emergency Lighting                                     X          12. Is the room free of coffee makers, electric    X
                                                                       floor/space heaters, etc.?
                                                                       T. Lockout / Tagout
                                                                       1. Are LO/TO procedures followed?                  X
                                                                       U. Confined Spaces
                                                                       1. Are Confined Spaces procedures followed?                   X


O. Fire Protection
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Explanation/Comments on all No Answers – Note Item identification from checklist, e.g. A.1, and Location

A.1 and O.3: Ceilings tiles missing / broken / buckled in
various areas: Entry foyer into computer machine room;
Computer machine room; Production side of mechanical
room; Instruction room A; Multi-media repair room and
           nd                             rd
hallway; 2 floor northeast study area; 3 floor outside
room 331. WO# 081169 created.
       rd
A.4: 3 floor Archive room – Egress pathways less than
48”.
E.3: Computer machine room – Extension cord used to
power router.
E.4: Computing Administrative Offices: “Daisy chaining”
surge protectors and UPS’s: Mark Noll’s work area;
Surge protector plugged into extension cords: Chris
Sanders office desk by office door.
CATS: Surge protector plugged into extension cords: Karen
Vermillion’s SA work area; Garth Braund’s work area.
Assistive Technology Area: “Daisy chaining” surge
protectors.
Help Desk: Surge protector plugged into extension cord.
Multi-media: Bob Holden’s work area - “Daisy chaining”
surge protectors.
Assistance Center Room 124: “Daisy chaining” surge
protectors.
Digital Media Center: Layne Nordgren’s office: “Daisy
chaining” surge protectors.
E.8: Computer machine room: Floor electrical outlet by blue
safe – Outlet plate missing and duct tape covering an
outlet. WO# 081170 created.
Conference Room #126 – Outlet plate missing WO#
081172 created.
Room 300A – Cover plate missing. WO# 081174 created.
        rd
O.3: 3 floor maintenance room – Hole in ceiling. WO#
081181 created.
O.5: Outside Multi-media Service room – Remove fire
extinguisher rotating cabinet and installed fire extinguisher
needs label. WO# 081179 created.
O.7: Multi-media staff area – Fire extinguishers last
inspected March 2006. WO# 081180 created.
Room 124 – New fire extinguisher requested to be added
at suite entryway. WO# 081771 created.
        nd
O.9: 2 floor Northwest exit – Emergency Light not
working. WO# 081177 created.
S.5: Computer machine room: Hole in south side floor.
WO# 081176 created.

NOTES: Additional items added to PCFM findings list 2/26.
See attached FM action item spreadsheet.




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