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OSHA Small Business Handbook

OSHA Small Business Handbook


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Publicado porEvert W. VanderBerg
Handbook from Federal OSHA to help guide small businesses to better safety compliance.
Handbook from Federal OSHA to help guide small businesses to better safety compliance.

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Published by: Evert W. VanderBerg on Sep 20, 2009
Copyright:Public Domain


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JAre floor openings guarded by a cover, a
guardrail, or equivalent on all sides (except at
stairways or ladder entrances)?
JAre toeboards installed around the edges of
permanent floor openings where persons may
pass below the opening?
JAre skylight screens able to withstand a load
of at least 200 pounds (90.7 kilograms)?
JIs the glass in windows, doors, glass walls,
etc., subject to possible human impact, of suf-
ficient thickness and type for the condition of
JAre grates or similar type covers over floor
openings such as floor drains designed to
allow unimpeded foot traffic or rolling equip-
JAre unused portions of service pits and pits
not in use either covered or protected by
guardrails or equivalent?
JAre manhole covers, trench covers and similar
covers, and their supports designed to carry a
truck rear axle load of at least 20,000 pounds
(9,072 kilograms) when located in roadways
and subject to vehicle traffic?
JAre floor or wall openings in fire-resistant con-
struction provided with doors or covers com-
patible with the fire rating of the structure and

JIs all regulated waste, as defined in the OSHA
Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR
1910.1030), discarded according to Federal,
state and local regulations?
JAre accumulations of combustible dust rou-
tinely removed from elevated surfaces includ-
ing the overhead structure of buildings, etc.?
JIs combustible dust cleaned up with a vacuum
system to prevent suspension of dust particles
in the environment?
JIs metallic or conductive dust prevented from
entering or accumulating on or around electri-
cal enclosures or equipment?
JAre covered metal waste cans used for oily or
paint-soaked waste?
JAre all oil and gas-fired devices equipped with
flame failure controls to prevent flow of fuel if
pilots or main burners are not working?
JAre paint spray booths, dip tanks, etc., cleaned
JAre the minimum number of toilets and wash-
ing facilities provided and maintained in a
clean and sanitary fashion?
JAre all work areas adequately illuminated?
JAre pits and floor openings covered or other-
wise guarded?
JHave all confined spaces been evaluated for
compliance with 29 CFR 1910.146? (Permit-
required confined spaces.)

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