OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences/ Animal Sciences

Room(s): 307 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): Caroline Golt

Date: 4/25/01

Inspector(s): Leslie York-Hubbard, Caroline Golt

Period: Spring 2001

 

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

 No chemicals should be in lab

MSDSs in lab?

 

x

 

RTK/CHP training?

 

 x

Job Hazard Analysis?

  x

autoclave

PPE available?

 

x
  

people are expected to bring own

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

x

 

 

 

Emergency training?

 
x
  

 unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 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

 

water on floor

Surplus equipment?

x
 

 

Hot surfaces/equipment?

x

 

 

 

Refrigerators/freezers?

 

 

 x

 

Safety shower/eye wash?

 
 x
  

do not have in lab

Potable water protection?

  x

 

 

 

First Aid Kits?

 
x
 

 

Needles/syringes secured?

 

 

x

 

Emergency lights?

 

 

 x  

 

Ice machines/microwave ovens?

 x
 
 

 loud!

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguishers?

 x

 

 

 

Detectors/sprinklers?

 

 

 x

 

Combustible storage?

 x

 

 

 

Extinguishing systems?

 x

 

 

 

Special concerns?

 x

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 
 x

 

do not have but chem fume hood used

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
 

Found Ethidium Bromide. Unsure of origin. Will remove with waste in fume hood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT:

 

 

 

 

Quantity of waste accumulated?

 x

 

  

 

Segregated in proper containers?

 x

 

  

 

Properly labeled?

 
 x
  

 Should have completed waste labels

Properly stored/secured?

 
 x
   

 EtBr by sink

 

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL/ ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

 

 

 

 

Equipment clean and operable?

  x

 

 

Laboratory lighting?

  x

 

 

 

Moving parts guarded?

 

 

x

 

Noise levels?

  
 x
 

unsure, may need levels checked

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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: This lab is used as an Equipment lab by several researchers. the fume hood is used to conduct procedures that require protection by lab personnel from 302. There is currently minimal amounts of waste to be picked up. Placed in Book for waste pick up 4/26/01.

A spill kit should be located in the lab for those who periodically use the chemical fume hood.

PPE-everyone is expected to bring their own PPE to lab. Should have heat resistant gloves for unloading autoclave.


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