OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 105 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): Soil Teaching Lab

Date: 2/19/01

Inspector(s): Mark Radosevich

Period: Winter 2000

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 X

 

 

 

After hours work?

 

 

 X

 

Windows covered?

 X
 

 

 

Unauthorized occupants?

 
 X

 

 too many for security

Chemical inventory available?

 X
 

 

 (No inventory on record)

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 X
 

 

 

Job Hazard Analysis?

 
 X

 

(Set up JHA Training or visit OHS web site)

PPE available?

X

 

 

 

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

X

 

 

 

Emergency training?

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ELECTRICAL:

 

 

 

 

General condition?

X

 

 

 

Use of extension cords?

X
 

 

 

Breaker/Circuit identification?

X

 

 

 

Ground fault protection?

 
 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GENERAL SAFETY:

 

 

 

 

Housekeeping/egress?

 X

 

Tripping/slipping hazards?

X
 

 

 

Surplus equipment?

X

 

 

 

Hot surfaces/equipment?

X

 

 

 

Refrigerators/freezers?

 

 X

 

Safety shower/eye wash?

 X

 

 

 

Potable water protection?

X

 

 

 

First Aid Kits?

 X

 

 

 

Needles/syringes secured?

 

 X

 

Emergency lights?

  X
 

 

Ice machines/microwave ovens?

 

 

X  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguishers?

 X

 

 

 

Detectors/sprinklers?

 X
 

 

 

Combustible storage?

X

 

Extinguishing systems?

 X

 

 

 

Special concerns?

 X
 

 insufficient work area for students

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 X
  

 

 

Storage by hazard?

 X

 

 

 

Flammables/combustibles?

 X

 

Container labels?

 X

 

 

 

Excessive quantities?

 X

 

 

 

Any materials which are highly toxic or carcinogenic require a Standard Operating Procedure developed. Check here for more details.

 
  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT:

 

 

 

 

Quantity of waste accumulated?

X

 

 

 

Segregated in proper containers?

X

 

 

 

Properly labeled?

X

 

 

 

Properly stored/secured?

X
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL/ ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

 

 

 

 

Equipment clean and operable?

X

 

 

 

Laboratory lighting?

X

 

 

 

Moving parts guarded?

 X

 

 

 

Noise levels?

X

 

 

 

Sharp edges, points?

X

 

 

 

Shields used?

 X

 

 

 

Temperature?

 
X  

 

 usually too cold

Wet floors?

X

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

 

 

 

 

Proper lab attire?

 X

 

 

 

PPE made available?

 X

 

 

 

Safety glasses being worn?

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VENTILATION

 

 

 

 

Fume hood in use?

 X

 

Fume hood certified?

 X

 

 

 

Proper use of fume hood?

 X

 

 

 

Fume hood cluttered?

 X
 

 

Biosafety cabinets?

 

 X  

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPRESSED GASES

 

 

 

 

Unnecessary storage?

 

 X

 

Capped/restrained/labeled cylinders?

 

 X

 

Proper lines and regulators?

 

 X

 

Regulators inspected?

 
 
 X

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

If any of the following are being used in the lab, notify DOHS at x8475.

 

 

 

 

Acutely toxic chemicals

 

 

 

 

Animals

 

 

 

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

 

 

Carcinogens

 

 

 

 

Heavy metals

 

 

 

 

Hydrofluoric acid

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 x

 

 

Two herbicides, atrazine and 2,4-D will be used in two lab experiments

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: Summer 2000 Inspection


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