OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 201/204 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): R. Carroll & T. Evans

Date: 4/17/01

Inspector(s): Maria Pautler and Carly Davidson

Period: Spring 2001

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 X
 

 

 

After hours work?

 X
 

 

 occasionally

Windows covered?

 X

 

 

 

Unauthorized occupants?

 X

 

 

 

Chemical inventory available?

 
X

 

(No chemical inventory on record. Please submit)

MSDSs in lab?

 X
 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 
X

 

(M. Sedegui, 3/00; J. Dominiak, C. Davidson 12/00; N. gregory 4/01; Evans, Carroll, overdue)

Job Hazard Analysis?

 

X

 

Lab procedures are very basic and there are no written records. Procedures need to be written out in DOHS Job Hazard Analysis format. (Set up JHA Training or visit OHS web site)

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  
 

Needs to be done for Worrilow Hall, administration has been contacted!

 

 

 

 

 

 GENERAL SAFETY:

 

 

 

 

Housekeeping/egress?

X
 

 

 

Tripping/slipping hazards?

 X
  

 

 

Surplus equipment?

X
  

 

 

Hot surfaces/equipment?

X

 

A "HOT" warning sign is needed for the hot plate. Advised that these are available in the PLSC safety drawer in 152 Townsend Hall or by calling DOHS directly.

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

 

 Yes -oven, No ice machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguishers?

 X

 

 

 

Detectors/sprinklers?

 

 

X

 

Combustible storage?

 X

 

 

 

Extinguishing systems?

 

 

 X

 

Special concerns?

 

 

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

x

 

Spill kits were not present. Advised of absorbent cloths and vermiculite which are available from lab suppliers.

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  

 

Room 201 gets very hot in the summer when the autoclave is in use. Facilities should be contact when the room is hot so personnel can experience the situation for themselves as prior attempts to control the temperature have not worked.

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

 

 

L-Amino-Acid Oxidase - Snake Venom - acutely toxic. DOHS knows about this and an SOP is in place for its use. Carly Davidson is the user.

Benomyl (Methyl 1-[butyl carbamoyl]-2-benzimidazole carbamate - mutagen, teratogen

Animals

 

 

 

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

 

 

Carcinogens

x

 

 

1) Chloramphenicol

2) Formaldehyde solution

(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

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

x

 

 

Fungicides - No Effect on Humans, Fungi Only

1) Botran 75W

2) Bravo 720-A

3) Mefanoxam (CGA-329351)

4) Tachigaren (hymexazol)

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

x

 

 

1) +Biotin, USP, C grade

2) Boric Acid

3) 2-Methozyethanol

4) MTT

5) Neomycin Sulfate

6) Streptomycin Sulfate

Cryogen

x

 

 

Liquid Nitrogen - Nancy Gregory is point of contact for use of tank. Operating instructions are in place.

 

 

 

 

 

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