Safety and Health
LABORATORY SAFETY INSPECTION REPORT
INSPECTION SITE: INSPECTION DATE:
√ = Passed Inspection
AREAS OF INSPECTION
X = Action required
Documented Safety Training
Chemical and biohazard training, etc. for everyone in the lab.
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.
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.
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.
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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