OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 154 Townsend Hall

Principle Investigator(s): R. Mulrooney

Date: 12/7/98

Inspector(s): Kelly Morgan, Bob Mulrooney

Period: Fall 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
 

 

 

Job Hazard Analysis?

 

X

 

 

PPE available?

X

 

 

 

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

 X

 

 

 

Emergency training?

 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

 

 Need 3 no flam Labels

Safety shower/eye wash?

 X

 

 

This lab has a portable eye wash. They do not use many chemicals(1-2 dyes) The current bottle eye wash has not expired. Expiration date should be watched closely

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?

 

 

 x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 X

 

 

Milliliter qtys chemicals

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

 

Noise levels?

 X
 X

 

Currently use ear plugs to use a piece of eqt. I will pass this infom.to Joe Miller (hearing conservation program)

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

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: This laboratory does very little chemicals. 99% of the manipulations are done in another laboratory. The only issues for this laboratory are the portable eyewash and the noise level. The portable eyewash needs to be put on a program to watch the expiration date and replace as needed. I will turn the issue of the noise level over to the hearing conservation program leader. I do not believe this is an issue, however we will have it checked. The lab currently has hearing protection and the noise level consists of interupted 20 minute intervals of a distinct, but not loud noise.

 

 
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