OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

LABORATORY INSPECTION FORM

Department: Plant and Soil Sciences/ Animal Sciences

Room(s): 307 Worrilow Hall

Principle Investigator(s): ?

Date: 6/22/99

Inspector(s): Stacy Dean

Period: Spring 99

 

Area

 

S

 

UNS

 

NA

 

Comments (CHO Response)

 ADMINISTRATIVE:

 

 

 

 

Emergency Posting?

 

   x

 

 

After hours work?

 x

 

 

 

Windows covered?

  
 x
 

 Window opened, blinds askew

Unauthorized occupants?

 

 

 x

 Everyone uses room (common area)

Chemical inventory available?

 
 
 x

 No chemicals stored

MSDSs in lab?

 

 x

 

 Some chemicals use in hood (No MSDS's found)

RTK/CHP training?

 

 x

 

 No training on equipment stored in 307 (except autoclave)

Job Hazard Analysis?

 

x

 

 (Set up JHA Training or visit OHS web site)

PPE available?

 

 x

 

 Assume it is in other labs... must bring with you

No Smoking, Eating, Drinking?

x

 

 

 

Emergency training?

 
 x

 

 

Check all computerized laboratory equipment for Y2000 compliance.

 

 

 

 Don't know...machines owned by?

 

 

 

 

 

 ELECTRICAL:

 

 

 

 

General condition?

 
 x

 

 Tangled cords

Use of extension cords?

 
 
 x

 

Breaker/Circuit identification?

 

 

 

 Unsure of condition

Ground fault protection?

 
 
 

 Unsure of condition

 

 

 

 

 

 GENERAL SAFETY:

 

 

 

 

Housekeeping/egress?

 

 x

 

 Too many machines/tables etc. in lab...biohazard left (should be in 308)

Tripping/slipping hazards?

 

 x

 

 No mat around autoclave/ice machine, stools everywhere

Surplus equipment?

 

 x

 

 everywhere!

Hot surfaces/equipment?

x

 

 

 

Refrigerators/freezers?

 

 

 x

 

Safety shower/eye wash?

 
 x

 

 only an eye wash

Potable water protection?

 

 

 x

 

First Aid Kits?

 
 x

 

 none available

Needles/syringes secured?

 

 

 x

 

Emergency lights?

 

 

 

 

Ice machines/microwave ovens?

 

 x
 

 brown ice in ice machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguishers?

 x

 

 

 

Detectors/sprinklers?

 x

 

 

 

Combustible storage?

 

 

 x

 

Extinguishing systems?

  

 

 x

 

Special concerns?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHEMICAL CONCERNS:

 

 

 

 

Spill kits?

 
 x

 

 none available

Storage by hazard?

 

 

  x

 no storage

Flammables/combustibles?

 

 

  x

 no storage

Container labels?

 

 

  x

 no storage

Excessive quantities?

 
 
  x

 

Any materials which are highly toxic or carcinogenic require a Standard Operating Procedure developed. Check here for more details.

  x

 

 

 Hood use at present for carcinogens seems fine... usually a note about what's in there and who to contact for questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 assume so

Laboratory lighting?

  x

 

 

 

Moving parts guarded?

  x

 

 

 

Noise levels?

  x

 

 

 

Sharp edges, points?

  
  x
 

 

Shields used?

  x

 

 

 

Temperature?

  x
 

 

 

Wet floors?

 
  x

 

 sometimes ice machine or autoclave leaks and floods floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

 

 

 

 

Proper lab attire?

 

 

  x

 no one present, assume these things are being done

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

Infectious Agents

Lasers

PCBs

Pesticides

Recombinant DNA

Reproductive hazards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hood used for work with carcinogens/mutagens and not always labelled effectively.

At present time, most users will leave a note as to who to contact for questions.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENTS: This lab because it is a common area is very difficult to monitor and asses for safety concerns. Obviously there are numerous problems that need to be attended to, but I'm not sure who to address my concerns to. Many of the machines have complicated systems and most people have not been directed about their uses or safe practices/handling.

Emergency posting needed.

No shower.

Biohazardous waste is being left in the room after autoclaving- this should be disposed of in 308.

*Major concern: we need someone to enforce safety regulations for this lab - to clean it up periodically and be responsible for problems which may occur (or devise some scheme to involve every lab who uses the room in maintaining the room).

 

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