OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 150 Townsend Hall

Principle Investigator(s): T. Pizzalato

Date: 5/25/00

Inspector(s): G. Hendricks, T. Pizzalato

Period: Summer 2000

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 
 X

 

Information has been sent to K. Morgan.

After hours work?

 X

 

 

 

Windows covered?

 X
 

 

 

Unauthorized occupants?

 X

 

 

 

Chemical inventory available?

 
 X

 

TP will gather information and submit .

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

When inventory is complete, will ask secretary to download MSDS's. 

RTK/CHP training?

 X
 

 

 (T. Pizzalato 5/00)

Job Hazard Analysis?

 
 X

 

(Set up JHA Training or visit OHS web site)

PPE available?

X

 

 

 

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

X

 

 

 

Emergency training?

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ELECTRICAL:

 

 

 

 

General condition?

 X

 

 Plug in hood frayed. Send to FIXIT.

Use of extension cords?

 X

 

 Need power strip for microscopes.

Breaker/Circuit identification?

 

 X

 

Ground fault protection?

X
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GENERAL SAFETY:

 

 

 

 

Housekeeping/egress?

X
 

 

Tripping/slipping hazards?

X
 

 

 

Surplus equipment?

X

 

 

 

Hot surfaces/equipment?

 X

 

Supplied with labels.

Refrigerators/freezers?

X

 

 

 

Safety shower/eye wash?

 
 X

 

New, has yet to be tested.

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

 

New, not yet inspected.

Detectors/sprinklers?

 X
 

 

 

Combustible storage?

X

 

Extinguishing systems?

 X

 

 

 

Special concerns?

X
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

  X 

 

Will get vermiculite, sodium bicarbonate.

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
 

Unkown until chemical inventory complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
 

Installation not complete nor inspected.

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

 

 

 

 Unknown until inventory complete.

Animals

 

 

 X

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

 X

 

Carcinogens

 

 

 

 "

Heavy metals

 

 

 

 "

Hydrofluoric acid

 

 

 X

 

Infectious Agents

 

 X

 

Lasers

 

 

 X

 

PCBs

 

 

 X

 

Pesticides

 

 

 X

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 X

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

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COMMENTS: Initial inspection of newly renovated lab.


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