OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 216 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): Y. Jin

Date: 1/23/01

Inspector(s): Leslie York-Hubbard, Yan Jin

Period: Winter 2000

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 X
 

 

 

After hours work?

 X

 

 

 will have buddy when working after hours

Windows covered?

 X

 

 

 

Unauthorized occupants?

 X

 

 

 

Chemical inventory available?

 X
 

 

 (Update inventory. Last submitted 6/99)

MSDSs in lab?

 X
 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 
 X

 

(No current training on record, Y. Jin last trained 3/99.)

Job Hazard Analysis?

 

X

 

(Set up JHA Training or visit OHS web site)

PPE available?

X

 

 

 

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

 

 needs hot plate label

Refrigerators/freezers?

X

 

 

 

Safety shower/eye wash?

 
 X

 

 has excessive waste blocking eyewash

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

 

 

 Bernie - to see if extinguisher training

Detectors/sprinklers?

 

 

 X

 

Combustible storage?

 X

 

 

 will separate flam. and nitric acid

Extinguishing systems?

 

 

 X

 

Special concerns?

 X

 

 

 there is dust coming from vent

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 X

 

 

Baking soda and sand - will look into spill pad 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

 

 have rad. cesium

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT:

 

 

 

 

Quantity of waste accumulated?

 X

 

 

Will contact to have waste removed

Segregated in proper containers?

X

 

 

Properly labeled?

  
 X

 will label and call OHS for removal

Properly stored/secured?

 
 X

 should be in secondary container

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 look into goggles

PPE made available?

 X

 

 

 

Safety glasses being worn?

  X

 

 will purchase eyeware *get chums

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Animals

 

 

 

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

 

 

Carcinogens

 

 

 

 

Heavy metals

 x

 

 

 Cs

Hydrofluoric acid

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: Lab is clean and well organized

 
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