OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 125 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): W. Pill & H. Frick

Date: 11/27/01

Inspector(s): H. Frick

Period: Winter 2001

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 X

 

 

 

After hours work?

 

 

 

 Don't understand (use buddy system if working alone)

Windows covered?

X

 

  

 

Unauthorized occupants?

X

 

 

Chemical inventory available?

 X

 

 

 (Submit updated inventory, last on 6/98)

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

X
  

 

 (W. Pill 6/01, H. Frick 1/01)

Job Hazard Analysis?

X

 

 

PPE available?

X

 

 

 

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

X

 

 

 

Emergency training?

 

 

 Don't know

 

 

 

 

 

 ELECTRICAL:

 

 

 

 

General condition?

 X

 

 

 

Use of extension cords?

X
 

 

Breaker/Circuit identification?

  

 

 Don't know

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?

 

 

 

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?

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

 

 

 Poor in one spot

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 X

 

Animals

 

 

 

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

 

 

Carcinogens

 

 

 

Heavy metals

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: The S, UNS, and NA do not apply to many of the questions.

  
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