OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 108/110 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): K. Gartley

Date:  1/22/03

Inspector(s): L. York-Hubbard & K. Gartley

Period: Winter 2002

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 A. ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 X

 

 

 Will fill out gray card.

After hours work?

 X

 

 

 Not much.

Windows covered?

 X

 

 

 

Unauthorized occupants?

 X

 

 

 

Chemical inventory available?

 X
 

 

Biological material inventory available?

 
   X

 

Krista to call about polio and biological inventory.

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 X
 

 

Job Hazard Analysis?

 
 X

 

Will complete (In process).

PPE available?

X

 

 

 

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

X
 

 

Emergency training?

X

 

 

 

Lab doors closed?

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 B. ELECTRICAL:

 

 

 

 

General condition?

X

 

 

Use of extension cords?

X

 

Breaker/Circuit identification?

 
X

 

 

 

Ground fault protection?

X
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 C. GENERAL SAFETY:

 

 

 

 

Housekeeping/egress?

X

 

 

 

Tripping/slipping hazards?

X
 

 

 

Surplus equipment?

X

 

 

 

Hot surfaces/equipment?

X

 

 

 Gave signs.

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

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguishers?

X

 

 

 

Detectors/sprinklers?

 

X

 

 

Combustible storage?

 X

 

 

 

Extinguishing systems?

 

 

 X

 

Special concerns?

X

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 X

 

 

 Will look at guide document.

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

 

 

 Hydrazine sulfate - will be switching

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. WASTE MANAGEMENT:

 

 

 

 

Quantity of waste accumulated?

X

 

 

 

Segregated in proper containers?

X

 

 

 

Properly labeled?

X

 

 

 

Properly stored/secured?

 
X

 

Need secondary containers in fume hood.

 

 

 

 

 

G. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

 

 

 

 

Proper lab attire?

 X

 

 

 

PPE made available?

 X

 

 

 

Safety glasses being worn?

X

 

 

 

Contaminated PPE?

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I. VENTILATION

 

 

 

 

Fume hood in use?

 X

 

 

 

Fume hood certified?

 X

 

 

Proper use of fume hood?

 X

 

 

 

Fume hood cluttered?

X
 

 

 

Biosafety cabinets?

 

 

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. COMPRESSED GASES

 

 

 

 

Unnecessary storage?

X

 

 

 

Capped/restrained/labeled cylinders?

X

 

 

 

Proper lines and regulators?

X

 

 

 

Regulators inspected?

X

 

 

Proper labeling?

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

K. 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

X

 

 

Work with heavy metals and animal manure. 

Hydrofluoric Acid

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

         

L. CORRECTIVE ACTIONS

Items marked as unsatifactory will be addressed by Karen Gartley

COMMENTS: 1.Would like general biological safety training.

2.  Have Krista contact about polio virus and biological inventory.


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