OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 108/110 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): J. T. Sims

Date: 4/3/01

Inspector(s): Chris Hamilton

Period: Spring 2001

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 X

 

 

 

After hours work?

 X

 

 

 

Windows covered?

 X

 

 

 

Unauthorized occupants?

 X

 

 

 

Chemical inventory available?

 X
 

 

(Submit updated inventory. Last 6/99.)

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 
 X

 

(K. Murray, C. Olsen, W. Parsons - 6/99; K. Gartley -9/99)

Job Hazard Analysis?

 
 X

 

Still in process (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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 x

 Each lab must develop their own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
 

 

 

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

 Need one for manure?

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPRESSED GASES

 

 

 

 

Unnecessary storage?

 x

 

 

 

Capped/restrained/labeled cylinders?

 x

 

 

 

Proper lines and regulators?

 x

 

 

 

Regulators inspected?

 

 

By who and how often? (Can be self inspected as needed)

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

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

 

 

 

 

Acutely toxic chemicals

 x

 

 

 

Animals

 

 

 

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

 

 

Carcinogens

 x

 

 

 

Heavy metals

 x

 

 

 Cd,Cr,NI,Pb, As, Cu (Need to write Standard Operating Proceedures (SOP) for carcinogens and highly toxic materials. See http://www.udel.edu/OHS/chpsop/index.html for details)

Hydrofluoric Acid

 x

 

 

Schedule HF training, keep HF antidote on hand

Infectious Agents

 ?

 

 

 Manures, biosolids?

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: Soil testing would like more info on potential hazards of manures and other biosolids. Do they contain infectious agents? Should they require pre-prep of these materials to minimize thier exposure? They do not have the space to handle these materials in the hood, but they do wear gloves. Use of respirators? Respirator training? This is an issue that should be addressed by DOHS.


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