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: 9/18/02

Inspector(s): C. Golt

Period: Fall 2002

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 A. ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

Emergency Posting?

X

 Need wall poster insert card.

After hours work?

X

 

Windows covered?

X
 
 

Unauthorized occupants?

X

 

Chemical inventory available?

 
 
X

No chemicals stored here.

Biological materials inventory available?

X

None stored here.

MSDSs in lab?

X

None

RTK/CHP training?

X

Everyone using this general equipment room is assigned to another lab.

Job Hazard Analysis?

X

Needed for autoclave.

PPE available?

X

Each lab must bring their own gloves, etc.

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

X

Emergency training?

X

Lab doors closed?

X
Room is never closed - general equipment for entire college.

B. ELECTRICAL:

General condition?

X
 

Use of extension cords?

X
 
 

Breaker/Circuit identification?

X

 

Ground fault protection?

X

   

 

C. GENERAL SAFETY:

Housekeeping/egress?

X
 

Tripping/slipping hazards?

X

Surplus equipment?

X
 

Hot surfaces/equipment?

X

Autoclave.

Refrigerators/freezers?

X

None.

Safety shower/eye wash?

X

  

Potable water protection?

X

 

First Aid Kits?

 

X

Needles/syringes secured?

 

X

None.

Emergency lights?

X

Hallway.

Ice machines/microwave ovens?

X
 
 

Ice machine for building.

 

D. FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

Fire extinguishers?

X

Detectors/sprinklers?

 

X

Combustible storage?

 

X

None.

Extinguishing systems?

 

X

Special concerns?

 

X

E. CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

Spill kits?

 
 

    

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.

  
 
 
Ethidium bromide to stain DNA in gels.

 

F.WASTE MANAGEMENT:

Quantity of waste accumulated?

 

X
No waste collected in this room.

Segregated in proper containers?

 

X

Properly labeled?

 
X

Properly stored/secured?

X

G. 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

May be wet from ice or autoclave.

H. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

Proper lab attire?

 

X

Must be supplied by individual researchers using room.

PPE made available?

 
 
X

Safety glasses being worn?

X

  

Contaminated PPE?

X

 

I. VENTILATION

Fume hood in use?

X

 

Fume hood certified?

X

Proper use of fume hood?

X

Fume hood cluttered?

X
 
 

Biosafety cabinets?

 

X

None.

 

J. COMPRESSED GASES

Unnecessary storage?

 

X

None.

Capped/restrained/labeled cylinders?

 

X

Proper lines and regulators?

 

X

Regulators inspected?

 

X

Proper labeling?

X

K. 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

L. CORRECTIVE ACTIONS

Items marked as unsatifactory will be addressed by Caroline Golt

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