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: 4/9/98

Inspector(s): Caroline Golt

Period: Spring 98

 

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

 

 (Please submit current inventory to CHO)

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 
 X

 

 (Last trainings for this lab were Lavahun:9/97, Henry: 6/97, Modi:2/97)

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

 

 

 

Refrigerators/freezers?

 X

 

 

 

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

 

 

 No sprinklers

Combustible storage?

 X

 

 

 

Extinguishing systems?

 X

 

 

 None

Special concerns?

 
 X
 

 Air quality - black soot on counters

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 X

 

 

 

Storage by hazard?

 X

 

 

 

Flammables/combustibles?

 X

 

 

 

Container labels?

 X

 

 

 

Excessive quantities?

 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
 

 

Building control not good

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

 

 

 Need proper wrench

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

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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