OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 302 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): J. Fuhrmann, M. Radosevich & B. Vasilas

Date: 2/19/01

Inspector(s): Mark Radosevich

Period: Winter 2000

 

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
 

 

 (Update inventory. Last submitted 12/98)

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 
 X

 

(M. Desmond trained 3/00. All others are 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ELECTRICAL:

 

 

 

 

General condition?

X

 

 

 

Use of extension cords?

X
 

 

 

Breaker/Circuit identification?

X

 

 

 

Ground fault protection?

 X  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GENERAL SAFETY:

 

 

 

 

Housekeeping/egress?

 X

 

Insufficient work area for lab occupants.

Tripping/slipping hazards?

X
 

 

 

Surplus equipment?

  X

 

 

Hot surfaces/equipment?

X
 

 

 

Refrigerators/freezers?

 X

 

 insufficient space - overheat!

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
 

 

 

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

 

 too crowded

Laboratory lighting?

X

 

 

 

Moving parts guarded?

 X

 

 

 

Noise levels?

 X

 

 too much noise

Sharp edges, points?

X

 

 

 

Shields used?

 X

 

 

 

Temperature?

  X

 

 too variable, interferes with experiments

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Hydrofluoric acid

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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