OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences/ Animal Sciences

Room(s): 307 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): Shared

Date: 12/14/00

Inspector(s): Caroline Golt

Period: Winter 2000

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 

   x

 

 This room needs safety placard.

After hours work?

 x

 

 

 

Windows covered?

x
 
 

 

Unauthorized occupants?

 x

 

 

Chemical inventory available?

 
 
 x

 No chemicals stored

MSDSs in lab?

 

x

 

RTK/CHP training?

 

 x

This room is only used intermitenly by people from other labs

Job Hazard Analysis?

 

 x

This needs to be done for some items (ultracentfrifuge) (Set up JHA Training or visit OHS web site)

PPE available?

 x

  

Each person must bring in

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

x

 

 

 

Emergency training?

 x

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ELECTRICAL:

 

 

 

 

General condition?

  x
 

 

 

Use of extension cords?

  x
 
 

 

Breaker/Circuit identification?

  
 x
 

 some circuits are identified, others not

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
 
  

No shower

Potable water protection?

  x

 

 

 

First Aid Kits?

 

 x

 

Needles/syringes secured?

 

 

x

 

Emergency lights?

 

 

 x  

 

Ice machines/microwave ovens?

 

 x
 

 Ice machine needs no food label. (Done)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguishers?

 x

 

 

 in hallway

Detectors/sprinklers?

 

 

 x

 

Combustible storage?

 

 

 x

 

Extinguishing systems?

  

 

 x

 

Special concerns?

 

 

  x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 x  

 

 In room 304

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.

  

 

 

Should note use of ethidium bromide at gel doc

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
  

 

Wet floors?

 
  x

 

floor may be wet from autoclave leaks - plumbers often called and problem occurs again

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
 

 needs to have waste disposed of

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.

 

 

  x

 

Acutely toxic chemicals

 

 

 

 

Animals

 

 

 

 

Bloodborne pathogens

 

 

 

 

Carcinogens

 

 

 

 

Heavy metals

 

 

 

 

Hydrofluoric acid

 

 

 

 

Infectious Agents

 

 

 

 

Lasers

 

 

 

 

PCBs

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

Recombinant DNA

 

 

 

 

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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