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: 9/9/98

Inspector(s): Kelly Morgan, Cathy Olsen, Karen Gartley

Period: Summer 98

 

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

 

 

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 X

 

 

Gartley, Olsen:10/97; Biddle: 12/97

Job Hazard Analysis?

 
 X

 

Set up JHA Training or visit OHS web page

PPE available?

X

 

 

 

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

 
 X

 

Currently a refrigerator in lab with food in it. Frig will be relocated.

Emergency training?

 x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ELECTRICAL:

 

 

 

 

General condition?

 X

 

 

Lab occupants are working with Gary in Electric shop on issues

Use of extension cords?

 
 X

 

 Toggle switch

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
 

See eat/drink section, will be moved out of lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

In the process of working with the manufacturer of soil grinder to find a guard or will purchase new grinder within 1 year

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 x

 

 

 Cd,Cr,Cu,Pb

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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