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Laboratory Safety Inspection Report


Safety and Health
                                  LABORATORY SAFETY INSPECTION REPORT
INSPECTION SITE:                                                                            INSPECTION DATE:

                                                                                                            √ = Passed Inspection
                                                                                                             X = Action required
 Documented Safety Training
 Chemical and biohazard training, etc. for everyone in the lab.
 General Cleanliness
 Lab organized, free of unnecessary items, clutter, etc. No food or drink in lab.
 Regulated Waste Disposal
 Biohazards collected in sharps box, broken glass box, or double autoclave bags. Secondary containment
 for liquid waste collection. All containers properly labeled. Transported to autoclave room in cart.
 Chemical Waste Disposal
 Chemical wastes collected in container labeled as “Hazardous Waste” and dated when first used. No
 open containers. Pickup request submitted to Safety & Health when container filled.
 Chemical Storage
 Containers intact with lids on. Storage according to chemical compatibility. Secondary containers used
 when appropriate. Flammables limited to 10 gallons out of flammable storage cabinet.
 Chemical Labeling
 Original labels intact or replacement labels clearly identify contents and hazards. Peroxide-forming
 chemicals have additional label, date, test results.
 Chemical Inventory List
 Inventory updated annually and when new chemicals added. Copies sent to department safety officer.
 Material Safety Data Sheets
 MSDS available for each chemical in the lab. Accessible to all employees. Reviewed annually.
 Chemical Spill Kit
 Appropriate for hazards in lab (acids, bases). Kit accessible. Spill cleanup procedures available.
 Hoods – Chemical Fume and Laminar Flow
 Functioning properly, drawing air in all across face when sash at proper height. Date of last inspection
 does not exceed one year. No excessive chemical storage in hood.
 Personal Protective Equipment
 Proper use, disposal, and cleaning. Gloves not worn in hallways and elevators. Solid toed shoes worn.
 Emergency Eye Wash & Shower
 Flushed monthly, tested annually. Records maintained on tag, available from Safety & Health.
 Fire Extinguishers
 Inspected monthly. Records maintained on tag. Procedure available from Safety & Health.
 Emergency Evacuation Diagram
 Posted in plain view.
 Clearly marked with proper signage. No lights burnt out.
 Hallways and Exit Access Routes
 At least 28 inches wide at all points. No items obstructing exit or access to electrical panels.
 Aisles and Walkways
 Free of slip and trip hazards.
 Emergency Contact Numbers
 Posted near telephone. Contact information up to date.
 Signage - NFPA Fire Diamond and Biohazard
 Signage on doors to lab. Information updated with present hazards.
This checklist is a guide. Notify Safety & Health of problems that cannot be corrected by lab personnel.
                                         OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS


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