OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 163 Townsend Hall

Principle Investigator(s): T. Pizzolato

Date: 3/1/99

Inspector(s): Tom Pizzolato

Period: Winter 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

 

 (Please submit current inventory to CHO)

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 
 X

 

 (Pizzolato last trained on 2/94)

Job Hazard Analysis?

 

X

 

(Set up JHA Training or visit OHS web page)

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

(Removed for renovation)

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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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