Comprehensive Risk Management Checklist

This is a comprehensive checklist for your business' risk management.

Comprehensive Risk Management Checklist

 I.   Safety Committee

  • a.     Meeting on a quarterly basis and discussing important safety.
  • b.     Posting minutes of every meeting.
  • c.      Annual internal audit.
  • d.     Performing accident investigation.
  • e.     Producing a Written Safety Program biennially.
  • f.     Has an Initial Safety Summary Report been submitted?
  • g.     OSHA 300 Log of Workplace Injury 

II.   Safety Trainings (Bold Training are OSHA Mandated)

  • a.     Hazard Communication
  • b.     Fire Extinguisher
  • c.     Emergency Evacuation
  • d.     Blood Borne Pathogens 
  • e.     PPE/Eye Safety 
  • f.     Respirator Safety 
  • g.     Forklift (Initial Training)
  • h.     Forklift (Re-evaluation)
  • i.       Back Injury Prevention
  • j.     Automotive Lift Safety
  • k.     Oxyacetylene Torch Safety 
  • l.     First Aid
  • m.    CPR w/AED
  • n.     New Employee Orientation
  • o.     Driver Safety
  • p.     Universal Waste

III.   Written Programs

  • a.     Safety Program
  • b.     Hazard Communication Program
  • c.     Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan
  • d.     PPE Matrix
  • e.     Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • f.     Lockout/Tagout Program
  • g.     Respirator Program
  • h.     Yearly Updates
  • i.     Driver Safety Program

IV.   Others

  • a.     Respirator Fit Test
  • b.     Respirator Medical Evaluation
  • c.     SDS Inventory 
  • d.     Forklift Inspections
  • e.     Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

V.   DOT Compliance

  • a.     Does any employee operate a commercial vehicle (customer or company) that weighs 10,001-26,000? 
     If yes, your company must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards (49CFR).
  • b.     Does any employee operate a commercial vehicle (customer or company) that weighs 26,001 or greater? 
    If yes, your company must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration standards (49CFR).
  • c.     Is a parts department employee currently certified to ship hazardous material through ground shipping? 
  • d.     Is a parts department employee currently certified to ship hazardous material through air shipping? 
  • e.     Does the company have current copies of all certificates on file? 


  • a.     If there is a waste oil burner or hazardous waste is produced, is there an active EPA ID number? 
  • b.     Has a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) Self Certification Form and Notification Form been submitted to the NH DES every 3 years, if hazardous waste is produced? 
  • c.     Has a hazardous waste manifest, Copy 7, been sent to the NH DES and destination state anytime hazardous waste is shipped from the facility? 
  • d.     Was a One-Time Waste Determination Test performed on potentially hazardous waste streams (parts washer solvents, paint booth filters, absorbents)?
  • e.     Has Universal Waste Training been performed for EEs who handle universal waste (spent batteries, spent fluorescent bulbs, waste antifreeze, etc.)? 

VII.   EPA Regulations for Body Shops

  • a.     Submit an Initial Notification Form 
  • b.     Submit a Notification of Compliance Form 
  • c.     Submit a Notification of Changes Form (If applicable)
  • d.     Submit an Exemption Petition Form (If applicable) 
  • e.     Documentation of filter efficiency of any spray booth exhaust filter material. 
  • f.     Documentation from spray gun manufacturer that any spray gun (with a cup capacity of 3.0 ounces or greater) meets definition of an approved spray gun. Submit an Initial Notification Form 
  • g.     Documentation of spray gun filter change-out schedule. 
  • h.     Painter Certification Training (for NESHAP 6H Reg). Refresher training required every 5 years. 
  • i.     Records of Methylene Chloride (MeCl) usage. 

VIII.   Other EPA Requirements

  • An SPCC Plan for any facility with more than 1,320 gallons of petroleum products on site. Need annual training for all employees who handle.

IX.   Hiring Guidelines

  Department Managers

  • a.     Application of Employment 
  • b.     Interview Questionnaire and Guide 
  • c.     Authorization to Check References 
  • d.     Conditional Job Offer Matrix 

   Human Resource Manager/Office Manager

  • e.     Conditional Job Offer Letter 
  • f.     Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Acknowledgement Form 
  • g.     Drug and Alcohol Policy 
  • h.     Drug Testing Protocol 
  • i.     Drug and Alcohol Policy Acknowledgement Form 
  • j.     Drug Testing Consent Form 
  • k.     State of New Hampshire Second Injury Fund Form 
  • l.     State of New Hampshire Proof of Permission for the Employment of a Youth Age 16 or 17 
  • m.     Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) 
  • n.     Form W-4 
  • o.     Company Handbook 
  • p.     Company Handbook Acknowledgement Form 
  • q.     Injury Reporting Tri-Fold and Workers’ Compensation Policy 

X.   Claims Management/Managed Care

  • a.     Have all employees signed the Manage Care Organization (MCO) acknowledgement letter? 
  • b.     Have all employees received the Managed Care Organization pamphlet? 
  • c.     Are managed care posters hung in an area visible to all employees? 
  • d.     Do employees know to whom they should report injuries? 
  • e.     Is there someone designated to complete First Report of Injuries? 
  • f.     Is there a Comp MC Network List of Providers accessible to injured employees? 
  • g.     Is there a Temporary Alternate Duty (TAD) policy in place? 
  • h.     Is there a list of TAD tasks prepared in the event an injury occurs? 
  • i.     Is a person designated to regularly check in with injured employees who are out of work or working TAD? 
  • j.     Is the WC process an agenda item at monthly manager’s meetings? 


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