About the App
By conducting weekly safety inspections, management can be assured that the job site is safe and compliant and safe from OSHA violations. Use this inspection app as a guide to build a weekly masonry job site safety inspection app. Conducting weekly safety inspections can be the number one preventer of job site accidents. This app will help you prevent accidents on job sites.
The worksite supervisor and an employee representative will walk-through the job site at the beginning of the job and once a week. Discuss at weekly safety meeting
A copy of the written accident prevention program is on site?
Each employee here today had a safety orientation when hired?
Each employee here today was safety trained on the assigned task and tools?
A OSHA, WISHA, or DOSH “Job Safety & Health Protection” poster is on site?
Emergency - First Aid
First aid kit(s) are on site and well stocked?
A first aid trained person is on site at all times and has an unexpired card?
An “Emergency information” sheet is posted or readily available?
Fire extinguisher (minimum 2A) located within 100’ of employees? Inspection tag?
Personal Protective Equipment
Each employee has an individually assigned hard hat?
Hard hats are worn when there is an overhead hazard?
Safety glasses (marked “Z87”) with side shields are worn when operating or working near someone using: saw, drill, powder actuated tool, hammer or other tool that can throw chips, dust or parts?
A particulate respirator is worn when operating a hand held masonry saw?
Hearing protection is worn when operating a masonry saw?
Employees are wearing at least a shirt with sleeves, long pants, and substantial footwear of leather or equivalent protection?
Sanitation and Housekeeping
Clean toilet available for employees. Has seat covers and toilet paper?
Tepid wash water, soap and hand towels available for employees?
Drinking water in a closed container and individual cups supplied?
Aisles, passageways and stairs are kept free of tripping hazards from cords, hoses, wood scraps and other debris?
If debris is dropped to lower levels, the drop area is barricaded with 42” high barricades at least 20’ back from the upper drop opening?
Floor and wall openings
Open sides of floors more than 4’ above an adjacent surface have guardrails?
Openings in surfaces through which a person could fall have guardrails or covers?
Holes in surfaces through which debris could fall or a person could catch and twist a foot have covers or guardrails?
Covers built to support four times the load (at least 200 lbs X 4), are marked “cover” and are built to prevent accidental displacement from over the hole or opening?
Guardrails are 39” – 45” high at the top rail with a midrail? They have a toeboard/screen if people work or walk below under the guardrail? They don’t wobble or sag and can resist a 200 lb force on the top rail?
Openings in walls or windows at least 18” wide X 30” high where the lower edge is less than 36” above the floor are protected by a guardrail if a fall through the opening would be 4’ or more?
Stairs and ramps
Stairs or ramp provided for all work surface elevation changes of 19” or more?
Stairs provided to the upper floor level before its walls are raised?
Stairs with four or more risers have guardrails or handrails?
Ramps are at least 18” wide, not inclined more than 20°, have cleats or non-slip treatment if inclined and have guardrails if a fall of 4’ or more is possible?
Ladders with damaged steps or rails or loose or missing parts are removed and marked: “Defective – Do Not Use!”?
Ladders used for access to an upper level are secured against movement at both top and bottom and set up to extend 3’ above the landing?
Step ladders are opened up and not leaned against a wall for climbing?
Employees have both hands free to climb a ladder – using ropes or other means if necessary to bring materials to an upper level?
Type III household ladders not used on the job site?
Fall protection system
A site specific fall protection work plan has been filled out to identify all fall hazards of 10’ or more? It is available on site? Employees have been trained?
Harnesses, lanyards, ropes and anchors are inspected daily?
Employees are tied off to approved anchor points? (5000 lbs for fall arrest or 4 times the intended load for fall restraint)
Employees are always tied off when at elevation of 10’ or more if not protected by guardrails or other accepted methods (except at the masonry wall during overhand brick laying)?
Lanyards are always rigged to minimize fall distance (maximum 6’ for fall arrest or short enough to prevent a free fall for fall restraint)?
Were assembled by a competent person? Are inspected daily before use*?
Scaffold is resting on a solid base such as: firm dry soil, mud sills or asphalt?
Scaffold is level and is secured every 30’ horizontally and 24’ vertically against movement if taller than 4 times its base width? Additional ties as required if the scaffold is over-wrapped.
Work levels are fully planked (minimum width 18”) and level?
Planks are not damaged* and capable of supporting the load X 4?
Planks overlap supports at least 6” (max 12”) unless tied to supports?
Planks that overlap each other do so over a support with 12” overlap minimum?
Guardrails in use for work levels at 10’ or more (except at the masonry wall during overhand brick laying)?
Work side of the scaffold is no more than 14” away from the work?
Ladder access is provided to elevated work levels?
Instructions for manufactured systems are available and are followed?
Saws have blade guard in place. It is not disabled?
Motor belt and pulleys are enclosed to prevent contact?
Powder actuated gun used by trained employee with a card?
Mortar mixer grill guard in place and interlocked to stop motion when open?
Tools/cords with damaged insulation, splices or missing ground pins removed from service?
Electric service is GFI protected? Waterproof outlet boxes used where needed?
Electric cords protected from damage by vehicles, nails or sharp objects?
A “Limited access zone” (LAZ) is in place in front of masonry wall under construction and is 4’ deeper than height of the wall?
Only employees building the wall are allowed in the “LAZ”?
Walls over 8’ high are braced against collapse until supported by permanent structure?
Projecting rebar / bolts are covered, bent over, cut off etc. to prevent impalement?
All forklift operators have been trained? Documentation is available?
Forklift(s) are inspected daily by the operator?