OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences

Room(s): 304 & 306 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): B. Lemieux and A. Shapiro

Date: 4/17/01

Inspector(s): Leslie York-Hubbard

Period: Spring 2001

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 
  X

 

 Completed during survey

After hours work?

 X

 

 

 

Windows covered?

 X

 

 

 

Unauthorized occupants?

 

 

  X

 

Chemical inventory available?

 
X  

 

Unsure-could not locate (Need update. Last inventory submited 6/98)

MSDSs in lab?

 X
 

 

 

RTK/CHP training?

  
X

 

(A. Shapiro and B. Lemieux overdue -last trained on 4/8/98. C. Tong, C. Zhang - 3/00; D. Ash, A. Guarino, J. Huber, O. Ogedukiou, S. Irian - 7/00; B. Farnworth,A. Cebenka, W. Masters, C. Worley , A. Brinker, S. Unver, L. Maliszewski- 9/00., C. Ciotoli,  K. Dorkoskie, C. Jacobs-1/01)

Job Hazard Analysis?

 
 X

 

Will work on when move to DBI (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

 

 Have a few - will not use when moved

Breaker/Circuit identification?

X   

Ground fault protection?

 
 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GENERAL SAFETY:

 

 

 

 

Housekeeping/egress?

 
 X

 

Egress OK - but housekeeping is poor.

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

 

 

 Located in 208

Needles/syringes secured?

 X

 

 

Emergency lights?

 

 

X

 

Ice machines/microwave ovens?

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguishers?

 

 

 X

 Hallway

Detectors/sprinklers?

 
 X  

 

 Building does not have sprinklers

Combustible storage?

 X

 

 

 

Extinguishing systems?

 X
 
 

 

Special concerns?

 

 

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 X

 

 

 Has absorbent pads but full kits at DBI

Storage by hazard?

 
 X

 

Need to look at soild storage - moved Flam. solid to cabinet during survey

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

 

 Biohazard waste overflowing

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

 

Fume hood certified?

 

 

 X

 

Proper use of fume hood?

 

 

X

 

Fume hood cluttered?

  
 X
 

 Biosafety cabinet needs housekeeping

Biosafety cabinets?

 X

 

 

 Expires 4/01

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 X

 

 

(Need to write Standard Operating Proceedures (SOP) for carcinogens and highly toxic materials. See http://www.udel.edu/OHS/chpsop/index.html for details)

Animals

 

 

X  

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

X  

 

Carcinogens

 X

 

 

 

Heavy metals

 

 

X  

 

Hydrofluoric acid

 

 

X  

 

Infectious Agents

 X

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 X

 

PCBs

 

 

 X

 

Pesticides

 

 

 X

 

Recombinant DNA

 X

 

 

(Registered? See http://www.udel.edu/OHS/dnaregister.html)

Reproductive hazards

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: Relocating to DBI in the next few weeks. Will be using lab for storage space until further notice. Excess combustibles temporary storage in 306 - will move to 304 in next several weeks.


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