OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 214/215 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): J. Frett, S. Kitto

Date: 4/17/02

Inspector(s): M. Pautler, S. Kitto

Period: Spring 2002

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

  X

 

 

After hours work?

 X
 

 

Occasional but non-hazardous work.

Windows covered?

 X

 

 

 

Unauthorized occupants?

 X

 

 

 

Chemical inventory available?

 X
 

 

 

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

X
  

 

(S. Kitto 11/16/01;  J. Frett - overdue;  C. Boettger 1/18/01;  S. Foster  11/21/01;   H. Frick 1/8/01; K. Zayakosky 11/16/01)   

Job Hazard Analysis?

 
 X

 

 Working on

PPE available?

X

 

 

 

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

X

 

 

 

Emergency training?

X

 

 

 

Lab doors closed?

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ELECTRICAL:

 

 

 

 

General condition?

X 215
 X 214

 

 In process for 214

Use of extension cords?

 X 215
X 214

 

 Extensive use of extension cords

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
 

 

Checked 2/02; in 215.

Potable water protection?

 X

 

 

 

First Aid Kits?

 X

 

 

 In 215.

Needles/syringes secured?

 

 

X

 

Emergency lights?

 

 

X

 

Ice machines/microwave ovens?

  X 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguishers?

 X

 

 

Checked in hallway.

Detectors/sprinklers?

 
X
 

 No sprinklers.

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.

 

 

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Biosafety cabinets?

 

 

X

Inspected 3/25/02;  The 2 hoods are laminar flow hoods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

X

 

Dr. Frick's graduate student, Cindy Boettger, does not use infectious agents.  She grinds up leaves for the DNA & RNA-making process, but doesn't make DNA because there are no fume hoods in these labs.

Acutely toxic chemicals

 

 

 

 

Animals

 

 

 

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

 

 

Carcinogens

 

 

 

 

Heavy metals

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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