OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 208 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): B. Lemieux

Date: 3/22/02

Inspector(s): L. York-Hubbark & C. Golt

Period: Spring 2002

 

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 chemical inventory.

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 
  X

 

 

Job Hazard Analysis?

 
 X

 

 

PPE available?

X

 

 

 

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

X

 

 

 

Emergency training?

X

 

 

 

Lab doors closed?

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

 

Will remove flammables from freezer.

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
 

 

Detectors. 

Combustible storage?

X

 

Extinguishing systems?

 X

 

 

 

Special concerns?

X
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 X
  

 

 

Storage by hazard?

X
 

 

 

Flammables/combustibles?

 X

 

Container labels?

 X

 

 

Will use common chemical names.

Excessive quantities?

 X

 

 

 

Any materials which are highly toxic or carcinogenic require a Standard Operating Procedure developed. Check here for more details.

X
  
 

Ethidium bromide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Contaminated PPE?

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VENTILATION

 

 

 

 

Fume hood in use?

X

 

 

Fume hood certified?

X

 

 

Proper use of fume hood?

X

 

 

Fume hood cluttered?

 
X  

Work storage to maximize flow.  Smaller secondary container and small water bath. 

Biosafety cabinets?

 

X  

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPRESSED GASES

 

 

 

 

Unnecessary storage?

X

 

 

 

Capped/restrained/labeled cylinders?

X

 

 

 

Proper lines and regulators?

X

 

 

 

Regulators inspected?

 X
 

 

Proper labeling?

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:

If any of the following are being used in the lab, notify DOHS at x8475.

 

 

 

 

Ethidium bromide,  acylamide

Acutely toxic chemicals

 

 

 

 

Animals

 

 

 

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

 

 

Carcinogens

 

 

 

 

Heavy metals

 

 

 

 

Hydrofluoric acid

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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