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The Skills Library CVTE Competency Checklist - Resources Page

Career Vocational/Technical Education (CVTE) programs in Massachusetts are organized around a set of frameworks that outline the skills that students will master in each program. Massachusetts has 44 frameworks for programs such as carpentry, culinary arts, programming and web development, automotive technology and more.

The Skills Library CVTE Competencies Checklist provides online screens for tracking student attainment of these standards and competencies. Features include:

  • Tracking student attainment of the competencies
  • Tracking student attainment of industry-related credentials
  • Mapping out how each CVTE program's curriculum addresses these competencies
  • Templates for outlining the competencies addresses by projects and lesson plans
  • Related tools: tracking student progresss in an exploratory program; gathering pre-program career interests; managing safety checklists

This page shares some general tools that come from the Skills Library screens. If you are interested in using the full database for your school, email jleonard@skillslibrary.com


CVTE Frameworks - Quick View

Quick View ~ Browse Competencies




Quick List for Lesson Plans/Projects




View/Print Project Competencies/Lesson Plans


 View sample project

 Try out the template

Exploratory Career Interests and Values


MPTVHS Exploratory
MPTVHS Cardinal

Exploratory Questionnaire (Preview Only)




Question 1: Work values and future jobs.

  • What are the elements that you would value in a future job?
  • For each element, check the level that you would like - from "a great deal" to "hardly at all."

 How much do you want to do this as part of a job?
A great dealA lotSomewhatA littleHardly at all
ARTISTIC:
ASSIST AND CARE FOR OTHERS:
ENTERPRISING:
ORGANIZING:
APPLIED MATH, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY:
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:
WORK WITH HANDS:
WORK WITH PEOPLE:
MPTVHS Cardinal

Exploratory Questionnaire - Page 2 (Preview Only)

Can You Picture Yourself...?

Imagine that you are now a 12th grade student at this school.
Can you picture yourself doing these things?
(Check all that you can picture yourself doing)










































About Safety Planning

Career Vocational Technical Education Safety Planning

Safety Plan

Each CVTE programs maintains student and staff health and safety through a program-specific safety plan and through the school-wide safety plan. The school safety plan incorporates the general safety provisions common to all high schools as well as industry-specific staff and student training, certifications, safety checklists and safety follow-up.

Components of the school-wide safety plan include:

  • School-wide safety team to look at policies and practices
  • General classroom safety
  • School nurse procedures and student health
  • Fire safety
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Safety training for all students (embedded in curriculum)
  • Safety training for staff
  • Online safety checklist - http://skillslibrary.com - completed each marking period
  • Follow-up process: job orders, equipment maintenance, signs, and procedures

Components of the CVTE program-level safety plan include:

[1.] CVTE program curriculum. Safety is an intrinsic part of the curriculum for this program. All skills are taught in accordance with the CVTE program frameworks, industry standards and OSHA/NIOSH regulations. Students are taught to understand how things work and how to follow industry guidelines. See the program curriculum for more details.

[2.] Daily safety checks. As students are learning to use tools and equipment, in accordance with industry guidelines, students and instructor make daily checks of tools, equipment and materials.

[3.] Student engagement in weekly safety checklists. Students work in teams, under the supervision of the instructor, to complete a weekly safety checklist for the program, including the entire work area, tools, equipment and materials. This checklist, attached, is based on the NIOSH safety checklists for the program.

[4.] Completion of quarterly school-wide safety checklist. Each marking period, every program at MPTVHS completes an online safety checklist covering both general safety and program-specific safety issues. Copies of the completed checklist are sent to the building administrators and CVTE directors. Items flagged on the safety checklist are followed up through requisitions for repairs or needs signs or materials and through safety training as needed. Actions taken are recorded in the safety checklist screens.

[5.] Participation on school-wide safety team. The instructor from this program will be a member of the school-wide safety team. The safety team is responsible for examining school-wide safety issues, including staff training, student training, school policies and other issues and for supporting each program in implementing program-specific safety policies.

[6.] Safety and cooperative education placements. All co-op placements follow safety guidelines for chapter 74 cooperative education and include safety training and safety reviews. Students earn OSHA certification before working in co-op placements.

[7.] OSHA Certification for students.

Safety Planning Checklist

Item
#
Checklist ItemResponseRoom #
(if applicable)
Action TakenComments

Doors and Exits

1a

Does the area have two exits if one exit could be blocked because of fire, smoke, or other emergency?

29 CFR 1910.36 (b) (8)

29 CFR 1910.26 (b) (1)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

1b

Are the exits in operable condition and unlocked?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

1c

Are the exits inspected and maintained according to manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

1d

Is every exit, way of approach, and way to travel from the exit continuously maintained free of all obstructions or impediments?

29 CRF 1910.36 (d) (1)

29 CFR 1910.27 (l) (1)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

1e

Are all doors approximately labeled above door (designating door as exit / not an exit)

29 CFR 1910.36 (b) (4)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

1f

Is access to exits (exit lanes) marked by readily visible signs and arrows when the way to reach it is not immediately visible?

29 CFR 1910.37 (q) (1)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

1g

Are exit handles accessible by all students and staff?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Medical Services and First Aid

2a

Is there a telephone to call for emergency help?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

2b

Are emergency telephone numbers posted next to the telephone?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

2c

Is there an emergency procedure protocol for staff and for students?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

2d

Is there a first aid box in an accessible location?

29 CFR 1910.151 (b)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

2e

Are supplies for the first aid box adequate for the type of potential injuries in the shop? Do they include items to assist in delivering CPR?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

2f

Are all the items in the first aid box sterile?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

2g

Is there a staff member trained in CPR and First Aid?

29 CFR 1910.151 (b)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

2h

Are all injuries reported and filed on record with the office and nurse and promptly investigated for cause?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

2i

Is there a nurse available? (Note: The suggested ratio or 1 FTE in buildings 250-500, with an additional 0.1 FTE for each additional 50 students over 500.)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

2j

Do all employees or students handling blood or body fluids in an emergency follow universal precautions? (Blood Borne Pathogens)

29 CFR 1910.1030

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Eye Wash and other Emergency Wash Systems

3a

Are there eye washing systems in shops where corrosive materials are used (per regulatory requirements)?

29 CFR 1910.151 (c)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

3b

Are there emergency wash systems where corrosives or flammable liquids are handled or where open flame devices are used (per regulatory requirements of the State Fire Marshall

29 CFR 1910.151 (c)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

3c

Are there unobstructed and clear ways to the eye wash and/or emergency wash systems so that all students and staff have access?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

3d

Are the facilities accessible within 10 seconds for students?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

3e

Are the emergency wash systems inspected and maintained according to manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

3f

Are the systems operable?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Fire Blankets

4a

Is the shop equipped with at least one approved Fire Blanket, and a sign (posted above the fire blanket box) that reads: "In Case of Clothing Fire STOP, DROP and ROLL"?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

4b

Are there unobstructed and clear ways to the systems so that all students and staff have access to the Fire Blankets?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

4c

Are the Fire Blankets inspected and maintained according to manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

4d

Are the Fire Blankets operable and in good shape?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Fire Drills and Emergency Evacuation

5a

Are emergency drills conducted on a routine basis?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

5b

Have occupants been trained in emergency evacuation of the building?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

5c

Are written emergency and fire prevention plans made available to building occupants for review?

29 CFR 1910.164

29 CFR 1910.38

29 CFR 1910.165

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

5d

Are fire drill instructions posted? In applicable languages?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Fire Alarms

6a

Is the fire alarm system tested annually?

29 CFR 1910.155

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

6b

Do fire alarms work according to manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

6c

Are the fire alarms inspected and maintained according to manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Fire Extinguishers

7a

Do fire extinguishers exist per regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

7b

Are portable fire extinguishers fully charged, operable, and kept in designated places at all times?

29 CFR 1910.157 (c) (4)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

7c

Are the fire extinguishers mounted in a readily accessible/visible location per regulatory requirements? (and with a clearly visible sign above the fire extinguisher)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

7d

When students and staff are expected to use fire extinguishers, have they been trained in the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with the incipient stages of fire fighting?

29 CFR 1910.157 (g) (1)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

7e

Are the fire extinguishers the proper type (multi-purpose/ABC rated)?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

7f

Were the extinguishers inspected during the past year? (See Inspection Tag.)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

7g

Are portable fire extinguishers inspected monthly?

29 CFR 1910.157 (e) (2)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Sprinklers

8a

Are there sprinklers per regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

8b

Are sprinklers inspected yearly?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

8c

Are all sprinklers kept clean?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

8d

Are all sprinklers kept unobstructed?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

9a

Has a hazard assessment been conducted in the work place to identify possible hazards that would require the use of PPE?

29 CFR 1910.132

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9b

Based on the hazards assessment, has PPE been selected for all appropriate individuals?

29 CFR 1910.132 (d)(1)(i)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9c

Are appropriate protective gloves used whenever there is the danger to the hands of exposure to hazards?

29 CFR 1910.138 (a)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9d

Is eye, ear and/or face protection used whenever there is an identify risk to the eyes, ears or face?

29 CFR 1910.133

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9e

Is protective footwear used when there is an identified danger of foot injury?

29 CFR 1910.136 (a)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9f

Are respirators, where applicable, provided and used for protection to all students?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9g

Are all students wearing proper work clothing? (Including keeping hair tied back and wearing appropriate accessories, jewelry, ties, etc., appropriate to the work environment.)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9h

Are students and staff trained in the use of PPE?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9i

Do all protective eye and face devices purchased after July 5, 1994 comply with ANSI Z87.1-1989 and the name of the manufacturer is stamped on the frame?

29 CFR 1910.133 (b)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9j

Are all shop entrances, areas, and equipment requiring the use of PPE devices posted with a sign indicating this requirement?

29 CFR 1910.145 (c) (3)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9k

Is required PPE provided to visitors to the work area when needed?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9l

Is PPE maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition?

29 CFR 1910.132 (a)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

9m

Are all PPE inspected and maintained according to manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Tools, Machinery and Equipment

10a

Is there adequate space between machines for working safely?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10b

Is the working space delineated and clear of obstructions? (Note: OSHA standards)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10c

Are all tools stored in a safe and neat controlled area?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10d

Are electrical tools and appliances grounded or of the double insulated type?

29 CFR 1910.243 (a) (5)

29 CFR 1926.302 (a) (1)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10e

Are the wooden handles of tools kept free of splinters or cracks and are they fixed tightly in the tool?

29 CFR 1910.301 (d)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10f

Are safety guards for machinery, equipment and tools in place and in good condition per manufacturer and regulatory guidelines?

29 CFR 1926.300 (b) (1)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10g

Is all necessary personal protective equipment provided whenever the use of hand and power tools could create falling, flying or splashing debris, or harmful dusts, fumes, mists, vapors or gases?

29 CFR 1926.300 (c)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10h

On hand-held tools, is the operating control located so as to minimize the possibility of accidental operation?

29 CFR 1910.243 (a) (2) (iv)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10i

Are there working magnetic restarts in place for saws (e.g., planer saw, table saws, etc.) per manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10j

Are the machinery, equipment and tools inspected and maintained according to manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10k

Are all hand and power tools maintained in a safe and operable condition?

29 CFR 1926.300 (a)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10l

Are impact tools, such as drift pins, wedges, and chisels, kept free of mushroomed heads?

29 CFR 1926.302 (c)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10m

Are all hand tools and other equipment regularly inspected (e.g., bench grinder

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

10n

Are hand-held power drills; tappers; fastener drivers; horizontal, vertical and angle grinders; disc sanders; belt sanders; reciprocating saws; saber saw; scroll, jig saws; and other similar power tools equipped with a constant pressure switch or control?

29 CFR 1910.243 (a) (2) (ii)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Housekeeping and Work Areas

11a

Are work areas keep clean and orderly?

29 CFR 1910.22 (9)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11b

Are equipment and materials kept out of aisles; and aisles are clear of slip and trip hazards?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11c

Are cleaning products stored per manufacturer and regulatory guidelines?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11d

Are cleaning products stored away from food products?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11e

Are floors clean and dry?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11f

Are wet or greasy areas covered with non-slip materials?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11g

Are platforms, storage lofts, balconies, etc. that are more than four feet above the floor protected with standard guardrails?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11h

Are portable ladders, stools adequate for their purpose, in good condition, and provided with secure footing (non-slip bases)?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11j

Are hazard signs posted per manufactures and regulatory guidelines?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11k

Are signs posted for cleaning hands if required by occupation?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11l

Is there an adequate hot water supply for sanitation purposes?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

11m

Is trash and waste collected in an adequate container and removed daily?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Electrical

12a

Do extension cords being used have a grounding conductor?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12b

Are cords, cables and flexible wiring free of splices or taps?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12c

Are all disconnected switches and circuit breakers labeled to indicate their use or equipment served?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12d

Are electrical cabinets kept closed and properly labeled / purpose and voltage?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12e

Is exposed wiring and cords with frayed or deteriorated insulation repaired or replaced promptly?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12f

Are all employees required to report any obvious hazard observed in connection with electrical equipment or lines?

29 CFR 1910.303

29 CFR 1910.305

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12g

Are there an adequate number of outlets and switches?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12h

Are all outlets, switches, and covers in good condition?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12i

Are all outlets and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) tested periodically?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12j

Are all outlets properly grounded?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12k

Is there a master power switch (off) and is it easily accessible?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12l

Are GFCIs used near sources of water?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12m

Are there emergency equipment shut-offs?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

12n

Do all emergency shut-offs work?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Ventilation

13a

Is there adequate ventilation per manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

13b

Are the ventilation systems sufficient when the shop is at full capacity?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

13c

Does tailpipe exhaust exit outside the building per manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

13d

Do welding areas have fans venting outside per manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

13e

Are all vent hoods clean and unobstructed??

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

13f

Do all ducts terminate outside the building per manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

13g

Are there excess visible dust and extreme odors?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Heating

14a

Are all heat-dispersing units appropriately covered, maintained, and free from obstruction and flammable materials?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

14b

Is the heat in the shop adequate?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Lighting

15a

Are all areas adequately illuminated and is the lighting suitable for the work being done?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

15b

Is there protective covering for the light bulbs (i.e., bulb guards) per required by manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Compressed Gas Cylinders

16a

Do compressed gas cylinders have their contents and precautionary labeling clearly marked on their exteriors?

29 CFR 1910.101 (b)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

16b

Are cylinders stored in upright position and immobilized by chains or other means to prevent them from being knocked over?

29 CFR 1910.101 (b) CGA (Compressed Gas Association)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

16c

Is the storage area permanently posted with the names of the gases stored in the cylinders?

29 CFR 1910.101 (b)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

16d

Are cylinder valves closed at all times, except when the valve is in use?

CGA

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

16e

Are cylinders stored away from incompatibles, excessive heat, continuous dampness, salt or corrosive chemicals, and areas that may subject them to damage?

29 CFR 1910.101 (b) CGA

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

16f

Are all compressed gas cylinders subjected to periodic hydrostatic testing and interior inspection?

29 CFR 1910.101 (a)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

16g

Are charged and full cylinders labeled and stored away from empty cylinders?

29 CFR 1910.101 (b)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Chemicals / Hazardous Materials

17a

Has a list of known hazardous chemicals been prepared?

29 CFR 1910.1200 (e) (1) (i)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17b

Is information and training on hazardous chemicals in the workplace provided upon initial assignment and whenever the physical hazards or health hazards are introduced into the work area?

29 CFR 1910.1200 (h) (1)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17c

Are Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on hand for each hazardous chemical used and identified on the hazardous chemical list?

29 CFR 1910.1200 (g) (1)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17d

Has a written hazard communication program been developed, implemented, and maintained at the worksite?

29 CFR 1910.1200

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17e

Is there a contract to dispose of hazardous materials?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17f

Are chemical liquids kept in closed containers when not in use?

29 CFR 1910.106

29 CFR 1926.152

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17g

Are all containers of hazardous chemicals in the workplace labeled, tagged or marked to identify the hazard; identify the appropriate warming; and identify the name and address of the chemical manufacturer, importer, or other responsible party?

29 CFR 1910.1200 (f) (1)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17h

Is there an appropriate approval posted for storing waste oil per manufacturer and regulatory requirements?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17i

Are the quantities of flammables that are stored reasonable? Do they have the appropriate Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on file?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17j

Are all flammable liquids (oil, paint, gasoline, etc.) sealed in fireproof containers away from possible igniting surfaces?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17k

Are flammable items stored in a flame-retardant cabinet that meets National Fire Prevention Standards (NFPS)?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17l

Are storage cabinets for flammable liquids labeled "FLAMMABLE - KEEP FIRE AWAY?"

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17m

Is a separate storage cabinet/receptacle used for rags?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

17n

Are spills of flammable and combustible liquids cleaned up promptly and properly?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Chemicals / Hazardous Materials - Science Lab Safety

18a

Does your program comply with Madison's Chemical Hygiene Plan for Science Laboratories?

29 CFR 1910.1450

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Ergonomics

19a

Do employees or students repeat the same motion every few seconds? (more than two hours per day - with the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists and/or hands)?

Highly repetitve motion

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

19b

Do employees or students use their hands or knees as a hammer - more than 10 times per hour - more than two hours a day?

Repeated impact

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

19c

Do employees or students lift objects weighing 75 pounds once a day?

Heavy, frequent or awkard lifting

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

19d

Do employees or students lift objects weighing 55 pounds more than 10 times per day?

Heavy, frequent or awkard lifting

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

19e

Do employees or students work with the hand(s) above the head, or elbow(s) above the shoulders (more than 2 hours a day)?

Awkward posture

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

19f

Do employees or students work with the neck or back bent forward (more than 2 hours a day)?

Awkward posture

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

19g

Do employees or students perform job tasks that require them to squat for more than 2 hours a day?

Awkward posture

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

19h

Do employees or students use impact or percussive tools or other hand tools that typically have high vibration levels?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

19i

Do employees or students pinch an unsupported object(s) weighing 2 or more pounds per hand, or pinching with a force of 4 or more pounds?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

19m

Do students adjust their workstations to minimize stressful motions and maintain comfortable positioning?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

19n

Do students understand and apply principles of body mechanics and movement to avoid muscle strain and eyestrain while working at a computer workstation?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Safety Plan

20a

Is there a shop safety and health plan for each shop?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

20b

Does the plan include provisions for safety training for staff and students?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

20c

Is there a safety plan for the use and operation of equipment and is it part of the curriculum?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

20d

Do faculty and students have safe work habits?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

20e

Do staff and students know what to do in emergencies?

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Other

21a

Write-in other issues (use comment field to describe)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

21b

Write-in other issues (use comment field to describe)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

21c

Write-in other issues (use comment field to describe)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Alarm Systems and Evacuation Plans

102f

Is the detector paint free, unobscured, and unobstructed? [recommended]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

102k

Are all alarm and fire-detection systems maintained in operating condition except when undergoing repair or maintenance? [29 CFR 1910.164(c)(1) and 1910.165(d)(1)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

102r

Is the evacuation plan conspicuously posted on every floor for the occupants' use? [recommended]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

102u

Are all occupants familiar with the location of the nearest fire alarm manual pull station? [recommended]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

General Classroom Conditions

106c

Are classrooms kept clean and free from debris to the greatest extent practical given the types of activities being performed? [29 CFR 1910.141(a)(3)(i)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

106e

Are classrooms maintained, as far as reasonably practicable, to prevent the entrance or harborage of rodents, insects, and other vermin? [29 CFR 1910.141(a)(5)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

106j

Is the consumption of food and beverages prohibited in or near toilet rooms or areas containing toxic materials? [29 CFR 1910.141(g)(2)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

106m

Is material stored so as not to create a hazard? [29 CFR 1910.176(b)] | Note: Bags, containers, bundles, etc., stored in tiers must be stacked, blocked, interlocked, and limited in height so that they are stable and secured against sliding and collapse.

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

106n

Are storage areas kept free from hazards that may cause tripping, fire, explosion, or pest harborage? [29 CFR 1910.176(c)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

106q

Are all passageways, work areas, storerooms, and washing facilities kept orderly and sanitary? [29 CFR 1910.22(a)(1)] | Note: Examples of violations include floor areas strewn with lumber, tires, books, and boxes.

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

106r

Are all floors kept clean and as far as possible dry? [29 CFR 1910.22(a)(2)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

106u

Are aisles and passageways kept clear and in good repair, with no obstructions that could create a hazard? [29 CFR 1910.22(b)(1)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

General Fire Requirements

107a

Are exit facilities inspected daily to make sure that all stairways, doors, and other exits are in proper working condition? [NFPA 1]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

107b

Are all exit paths free and unobstructed? [29 CFR 1910.36(b)(4)] | Note: Exit doors must not be locked, barred, or blocked in such a way as to prevent exit from the building.

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Means of Egress/Escape

110c

Is every exit, way of approach, and way to travel from the exit to the street continuously maintained free of all obstructions or impediments? [29 CFR 1910.36(d)(1) and 1910.37(l)(1)] | Note: The following items, if they block fire exits, are examples of violations: boxes of light tubes, empty boxes, a cart, metal fence posts, lawnmowers, steel racks, wood, tools, scales, ballracks, soccer balls, stored equipment, machines on the floor, and tripping hazards such as electric cords, tools, lumber, and hoses.

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

110d

Are exits maintained so as to provide free and unobstructed egress or escape when the room is occupied? [29 CFR 1910.36(b)(4)] | Note: No locks, chains, or fastenings to prevent free escape from the inside are permitted.

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

110p

Is access to exits marked by readily visible signs and arrows when the way to reach it is not immediately visible? [29 CFR 1910.37(q)(1) and (5)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

110q

Are doors, passageways or stairways that are neither exits nor a way to an exit, and which can be mistaken for an exit, marked with a sign reading "Not An Exit" or similar designation? [29 CFR 1910.36(b)(5) and 29 CFR 1910.37(q)(2)] | Note: Other appropriate markings would be "To Basement," "To Storeroom," "To Linen Closet," etc.

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

110r

Are exit signs clearly visible, distinctive in color, and easily distinguished from decorations, interior finish, and other signs? [29 CFR 1910.37(q) (3) and (4)] | Note: The following are prohibited: decorations, furnishings, or equipment that impair the visibility of exit signs; and any brightly illuminated sign, display, or object in or near the line of vision of the egress sign that detracts attention from the egress sign so that it is not noticed.

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

110s

Is every exit sign illuminated by a reliable light source? [29 CFR 1910.37(q)(6)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

110t

In areas where reduction of normal illumination is permitted, are exit signs internally illuminated? [29 CFR 1910.37(q)(7)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Use of Electrical Equipment

114b

Is portable equipment handled in a manner that will not cause damage? [29 CFR 1910.334(a)(1)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114c

Is the use of flexible cords connected to equipment for raising or lowering that equipment prohibited? [29 CFR 1910.334(a)(1)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114d

Is it prohibited to fasten flexible cords with staples or hang them in a manner that could damage the outer jacket or insulation? [29 CFR 1910.334(a)(1)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114e

Are portable cord and plug-connected equipment and flexible cord sets (extension cords) visually inspected before use every day? [29 CFR 1910.334(a)(2)(i)] | Note: Cord and plug-connected equipment and flexible cord sets that remain connected (once they are put in place) and are not exposed to damage need not be visually inspected until they are relocated.

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114f

If a defect might expose students to injury, is the defective or damaged item removed from service and are students and teachers prohibited from using it until repairs and tests have been made? [29 CFR 1910.334(a)(2)(ii)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114g

Do flexible cords used with grounding-type equipment contain an equipment grounding conductor? [29 CFR 1910.334(a)(3)(i)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114h

Is it prohibited to connect or alter attachment plugs or receptacles in any way that would prevent proper continuity of the equipment grounding conductor at the point where the plugs are attached to the receptacles? [29 CFR 1910.334(a)(3)(ii)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114I

Is it prohibited to alter these devices to allow the grounding pole of the plug to be inserted into slots intended for connections to the current-carrying conductors? [29 CFR 1910.334(a)(3)(ii)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114j

Are adapters that interrupt the continuity of the equipment grounding connection prohibited? [29 CFR 1910.334(a)(3)(iii)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114u

If a defect may expose a student to injury, is the defective or damaged item removed so that no student or teacher can use it until the necessary repairs and tests have rendered the equipment safe? [29 CFR 1910.334(c)(2)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114v

Are test instruments, equipment, and their accessories rated for the circuits and equipment to which they will be connected? Are they designed for the environment in which they will be used? [29 CFR 1910.334(c)(3)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

114w

When flammable materials are present only occasionally, is electrical equipment capable of igniting them prohibited? [29 CFR 1910.334(d)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

Electrical Components and Equipment for General Use

115a

Are means provided to disconnect each appliance? [29 CFR 1910.305(j)(3)(ii) and 1926.405(j)(3)(ii)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115z

Does each outlet box have a cover, faceplate, or fixture canopy? [29 CFR 1910.305(b)(2) and 1926.405(b)(2)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115z

Do covers of outlet boxes with holes for flexible cord pendants have (a) bushings designed for cords to pass through holes, or (b) smooth, well-rounded surfaces on which the cords may bare? [29 CFR 1910.305(b)(2) and 1926.405(b)(2)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115z

Are all electrical wall receptacles tight-fitting and in good condition? [recommended]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115z

Are flexible cords and cables prohibited from being used as a substitute for fixed wiring of a structure where they are (a) attached to building surfaces; (b) concealed; (c) run through holes in walls, ceilings, or floors; or (d) run through doorways, windows, or similar openings? [29 CFR 1910.305(g)(1)(iii) and 1926.405(g)(1)(iii)] | Note: Flexible cords and cables may be used only for the following: pendants; wiring of fixtures; connecting portable lamps or appliances; elevator cables; wiring cranes and hoists; connecting stationary equipment to facilitate their frequent interchange; preventing the transmission of noise or vibration; appliances that have fastening means and mechanical connections that can be removed for maintenance and repair; or data processing cables approved as a part of the data processing system. [29 CFR 1910.405(g)(1)(i)

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115za

Are flexible cords used only in continuous lengths without splices or tap? [29 CFR 1910.305(g)(2)(ii) and 1926.405(g)(2)(iii)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115zb

Are flexible cords connected to devices and fittings so strain relief is provided to prevent pull from being directly transmitted to joints or terminal screws? [29 CFR 1910.305(g)(2)(iii) and 1926.405(g)(2)(iv)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115zc

Are all wires located away from walking areas to prevent a tripping hazard? [recommended] | Note: Flexible cords used by labs or shops for portable equipment are recommended to be designed for hard or extra hard usage.

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115zd

Are fixtures, lamp holders, lamps, rosettes, and receptacles designed and maintained so that no live parts can expose students and teachers to contact? [29 CFR 1910.305(j)(1)(i) and 1926.405(j)(1)(i)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115zf

Is the use of multiple plug receptacles prohibited? [recommended]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115zj

Are appliances designed and maintained so that they have no live parts normally exposed to student and teacher contact? [29 CFR 1910.305(j)(3)(i) and 1926.405(j)(3)(i)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115zk

Is each appliance marked with its rating in volts and amperes or volts and watts? [29 CFR 1910.305(j)(3)(iii) and 1926.405(j)(3)(iii)]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies

115zl

Are electrical appliances in good operational condition? [recommended]

[ ] Yes 
[ ] No 
[ ] Partial 
[ ] Unknown 
[ ] Never Applies
 

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