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: 9/9/99

Inspector(s): Kelly Morgan, Jeff Fuhrmann

Period: Summer 99

 

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
 

 

 

MSDSs in lab?

 X

 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

 X
 

 

 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 

 

Combustible storage?

 X

 

 

 

Extinguishing systems?

 X

 

 

 

Special concerns?

  X
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 
  X

 

 Obtain spill kit for acids and bases.

Storage by hazard?

 X

 

 

 

Flammables/combustibles?

 
 X

 

Store acetic acid in the flammables cabinet. Separate acids/bases by use of secondary container.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT:

 

 

 

 

Quantity of waste accumulated?

X

 

 

 Waste pickup scheduled.

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

Have access to another fume hood for hazardous materials.

Fume hood certified?

 

 

X

 

Proper use of fume hood?

 

 

X

 

Fume hood cluttered?

 
 
X

 

Biosafety cabinets?

 X

 

 

 Checked 3/23/99

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: Overall this lab was in safe working order. Most issues within the laboratory were solved immediately. The only outstanding issues included:

1. Obtain spill kit for acids and bases.

2. Store acetic acid in the flammables cabinet .

3. Separate acids/bases by use of secondary container .

4. Waste pick up scheduled by Kelly Morgan.

5. Borrow a fume hood during the use of hazardous materials. 


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