AGRICULTURAL SAFETY CHECKLIST

Injury and Illness Prevention Program

1.   Does the employer have an effective Injury and Illness
     Prevention (IIP) Program?  [3203(a)] 

2.   Does the employer's IIP Program include regular inspections of
     the work area? [3203(a)(4)]

3.   Does the employer have a system for employees to communicate
     their concerns about safety and health matters without fear of
     reprisal, including concerns about work practices and the safe
     use of hazardous materials including pesticides, cleaners, and
     fertilizers? [3203(a)(3)]

4.   Is training understood by the employee? [3203(a)(7)]

5.   Are accidents investigated by the employer [3203(a)(5)] and
     are unsafe conditions corrected in a timely manner?
     [3203(a)(6)]

                           Medical Aid

6.   Are adequate first aid materials available at farm/ranch
     headquarters and on crew buses? [3439(a)]

7.   Are emergency precautions for first aid or medical emergencies
     taken in isolated areas (on-site treatment facilities or
     equipment for prompt transportation)? [3439(b)]

                          Transportation

8.   Do labor bus drivers have valid driver's licenses? [3701(a)]

9.   Are trucks and buses used to transport employees equipped with
     dry-chemical fire extinguishers (not carbon tetrachloride
     type) of a least 4 pounds? [3702(g)] 

                      Agricultural Equipment

10.  Are there rollover protective structures (ROPS) on all
     tractors manufactured after October 25, l976? [3651(a)]

11.  Are seatbelts provided on all equipment with ROPS [3653(a)]

12.  Are tractors equipped with fenders or other protection between
     the driver and the rear wheels? [3440(a)]    

13.  Is the power take-off (PTO) shaft guarded? [3440(c)(1)]

14.  Are PTO drivelines guarded? [3440(c)(2)]

15.  Do self-propelled vehicles have an operator at the controls?
[3441(b)]

16.  Is self-propelled equipment provided with parking brakes?
[3441(d)]

17.  Are headlights and rear lights provided for night work?
[3441(g)]

                        Forklift Operation

18.  Does the forklift have a sign showing load capacity? [3660(a)] 

19.  Does the vehicle have working brakes? [3661(a),(b)] 

20.  Is there a horn or other warning device? [3661(c)] 

21.  Are operating rules for industrial trucks and tow tractors
     posted and enforced? [3664(a)]

22.  Are all drivers authorized by the employer and trained?
[3664(a)(1)]

23.  Are riders prohibited? [3664(a)(3)]

24.  Are vehicles checked at least once during the shift?
[3664(a)(7)]

                       Cleaning and Fueling

25.  Is equipment stopped and power turned off during servicing?
[3314(a)]

26.  Are moveable parts blocked or locked? [3314(a)]

                             Guarding

27.  Are revolving/reciprocating parts unguarded? [4002(a)]

28.  Are nip, pinch and shear points guarded? [4002(a)]

29.  Are shaft ends projecting more than 1/2 the diameter of the
     shaft guarded? [4051(a)]

30.  V-belts: are all parts guarded? [4070(c)]

31.  Are gears, sprockets, friction drives, sprocket chains
guarded? [4075, 4076]

32.  Are power-driven cutters, choppers, grinders guarded?
[3445(a)]  

33.  Are portable screw conveyors guarded? [3446(a)]

                           High Voltage

34.  Is the use or storage of irrigation pipes or other long metal
     pipes near high voltage lines prohibited? [2940.6(h)] 

35.  Are metal fruit and nut harvesting poles prohibited? [3455]

36.  Does equipment such as cranes, derricks, power shovels, and
     hay loaders have a sign "Unlawful to Operate This Equipment
     Within 10 Feet or High-Voltage Lines in Excess of 50,000
     Volts"? [2947]  

                  Liquid Petroleum Gas (LP-Gas)

37.  Are smoking, welding, and open flame kept at least 25 feet
     from a filling operation? [472(c)]

38.  Is agricultural air-moving equipment, including crop-dryers,
     shut down or kept at least 50 feet away from the filling
     operation? [472(c)] 

39.  Are all filling connections capped when not in use? [472(d)] 

40.  Is a qualified attendant in charge during the transfer of LP-
Gas? [472(e)]

41.  Is a fire extinguisher on hand? [472(e)(2)(B)]

42.  Are transfer instructions posted? [472(e)(2)(C)]

43.  Is a permanent dip-pipe or fixed level gage installed?
[473(a)]

44.  Are all LP-Gas vessels with a capacity of more than 60 gallons
     marked FLAMMABLE? [489(a)]

                                                                         
                C-46, Attachment B (08/01/94)