OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 210 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): J. Hawk

Date: 1/7/00

Inspector(s): Kelly Morgan, Tecle Weldekidan

Period: Summer 99

 

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
 

 

 

MSDSs in lab?

x
 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

x

 

 

 (Weldekidan 1/00; Hawk 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.

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ELECTRICAL:

 

 

 

 

General condition?

 X

 

 

 

Use of extension cords?

 X
 

 

There were a number of extension cords used inside refrigerator. They were to be removed and not used again

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

 

 (Lock on drawer?)

Emergency lights?

 X

 

 

 

Ice machines/microwave ovens?

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguishers?

 X

 

 

 Last date certified 9/98, passed info to BA

Detectors/sprinklers?

 

 

 X

 

Combustible storage?

 X

 

 

 

Extinguishing systems?

  

 

 X

 

Special concerns?

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 X

 

 

Very little chemicals stored or used in this lab. Mostly cultures that are harmful to plants only, these are autoclaved.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT:

 

 

 

 

Quantity of waste accumulated?

 

 

 X

 There was no waste in the lab at this time

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

 

 

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.

Acutely toxic chemicals

Animals

Bloodborne pathogens

Carcinogens

Heavy metals

Infectious Agents

Lasers

PCBs

Pesticides

Recombinant DNA

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has one explosion proof refrigerator

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: There were a number of dust mist masks and respirators. According to Tecle these are not used for protection. They have not been used for years. In the event they want to use the respirators, Tecle must be added to the respiratory protection program.

 
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