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: 12/16/99

Inspector(s): Kelly Morgan, Mohamed Sedequi, Robert Carroll, Tom Evans

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

 

(No chemical inventory on record. Please submit)

MSDSs in lab?

 X
 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 
X

 

(M. Sedegui, 7/00; Davidson 9/99; Whittington 7/99; Basanayake 1/99; Evans, Carroll, Dominiak overdue)

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.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

x

 

 

Snake venom, verify they have SOP on file for snake venom

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

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

x

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

x

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: I have put in a request to HVAC to have the temperature control problem in 204 looked into. During the spring and summer, this room gets extremely hot because of the equipment in this room. This room has a couple of incubators, refrigerators and freezers. 12/21/99 facilities went to this room and contacted me from the room. They informed me that they had done a survey of this room prior to this date and informed Greg Rumsey that they recognize there is a heat load problem but that putting an air conditioning unit in this room will not solve the problem. Because of the small size of the room, if an air conditioning unit is added the cold air will bounce off the wall and immediately tell the unit to shut down because the cold air will immediately return. I will follow up with Greg Rumsey and determine if he remembers the details and ask him to determine the need to examine another option.

There is a table top fume hood in Worrilow 204. This hood must be placed on a service schedule to make sure the filters are changed out as needed. In 205 at station 5 there is a leg rotting out underneath the table. An autoclave is located directly above this room and constantly leaks into the room. This caused the wood under the bench top to rot and the table is now unstable. KHM forwarded this information to fixit.

There is a regularly scheduled class in 205 and there is not a fume hood there. The class uses a number of noxious chemicals. It is advised that during that time, someone contact DOHS and we can perform air monitoring to determine the levels of chemicals present in the air. We will need to know in advance the name of the chemicals being used so we can obtain the proper sampling tubes.


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