Cemetery OSHA Compliance Checklist

Cemetery workers operate year round in all types of weather. Their job duties include: grounds keeping, excavating, equipment moving and setup, landscaping, and chemical management. Due to the variable nature of their work and the potential fatalities, cemetery workers must use good work practices and get training on job hazards such as field safety, ergonomics, and excavation.

Certified Safety Training, the leader in deathcare compliance, developed the following checklist to ensure your funeral home facility is safe and in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

This checklist is designed to give you an overview of what is required to bring your facility into compliance. OSHA has very specific requirements and standards that apply to cemeteries, funeral homes, and crematories. To be in full compliance with OSHA you will need more than a checklist; you must adhere to the OSHA standards at the end of this checklist by having a Complete Cemetery Compliance Program.


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Our Complete Cemetery Compliance Program Comes With A Custom Cemetery Equipment Operation Best Practices; Sections Include: 

  1. Operation of Equipment 
  2. Machinery Guards and Safety Systems
  3. Air Tools 
  4. Compressed Gas Cylinders
  5. Hand Tools
  6. Power Actuated Tools and Equipment 
  7. Welding, Cutting and Heating 
  8. Wire Cables, Chains, and Other Rigging Equipment 
  9. Tamping / Packing Equipment 
  10. Fall Protection 
  11. Power Lawn Mowers
  12. Loader – Backhoes
  13. Gravesite Operations
  14. Crypt-site Operations