OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 210 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): J. Hawk

Date: 1/19/01

Inspector(s): Leslie York-Hubbard, Tecle Weldekidan

Period: Winter 2000

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 x
 

 

 

After hours work?

 x

 

 

Windows covered?

 

 

x

No window on door

Unauthorized occupants?

 X

 

 

 

Chemical inventory available?

 
 X

 

give chemical inventory to Jerry

MSDSs in lab?

 x

 

need to obtain current MSDS for chemicals

RTK/CHP training?

 x

 

 check with Jerry about RTK (T. Weldekidan 1/00. J. Hawk - overdue)

Job Hazard Analysis?

 

X

 

will conduct with Jim (Set up JHA Training or visit OHS web site)

PPE available?

 X

 

 needs gloves

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

 

 hot plate needs sticker

Refrigerators/freezers?

X

 

 

 

Safety shower/eye wash?

 
 X

 

 needs to remove item blocking eyewash

Potable water protection?

 x

 

 

 

First Aid Kits?

 X

 

 

 

Needles/syringes secured?

 X

 

 (Lock on drawer?)

Emergency lights?

 

 

 X

 

Ice machines/microwave ovens?

 

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguishers?

 X

 

 

 hallway

Detectors/sprinklers?

 

 

 X

 

Combustible storage?

 

 

 X

 

Extinguishing systems?

  

 

 X

 

Special concerns?

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 
 X

 

need a mineral material

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.

X

 

  

 Formaldehyde & acid/bases

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 need to examine glove requirements

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

 

 

April 2001 (This lab has a laminar flow bench only , no chemicals present.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 X

 

Acutely toxic chemicals

 

 

 

 

Animals

 

 

 

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

 

 

Carcinogens

 

 

 

 

Heavy metals

 

 

 

 

Hydrofluoric acid

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS:

1. Let Tecle know when foound metal tray for Ethanol Burner.

2. Check on Job Hazard Analysis form

3. Tell Ken to pick up sharps containers

4. Look up minimun spill kit recommendations

 
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