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: 12/1/99

Inspector(s): Wally Pill and Hugh Frick

Period: Fall 99

 

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 on 6/97)

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

  X

 

 (H. Frick, W. Pill overdue - last on 10/97)

Job Hazard Analysis?

 
  X

 

 (Set up JHA Training or visit OHS web site)

PPE available?

X

 

 

 

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

X

 

 

 

Emergency training?

x
 

 

 

Check all computerized laboratory equipment for Y2000 compliance.

 

  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

 None

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

 X
 

 

 

Moving parts guarded?

 X

 

 

 

Noise levels?

 
 X

 

 HVAC loud

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

 

 

 Being fixed

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

 X

 

 

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

Heavy metals

 X

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 X

 

 

 (Registered? See http://www.udel.edu/OHS/dnaregister.html)

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: None

  


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