Laboratory Inspections by ER1lcS30

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									   LABORATORY AND
    RESEARCH AREA
     INSPECTIONS
Building Coordinator Conference
      September 25, 2008

             Jerry Gordon
   Research Safety Programs Manager
                 EH&S
          OLD PROGRAM

• Formerly called the EH&S Consultation
  Program

• Was a voluntary program

• Most buildings participated – but not all
         OLD PROGRAM

• Items found deficient in the lab were not
  always corrected

• Corrective actions were not required

• Reports were lengthy and responsibility
  for fixes were unclear

• Metrics were not easily accessible
         NEW PROGRAM

• Laboratory and Research Area
  Inspection Program

• Required for all research spaces

• All research buildings will be inspected

• Deficient items will be corrected onsite
  if possible
         NEW PROGRAM

• Concise reports submitted electronically

• Report identifies who is responsible and
  what is required versus recommended

• A corrective action process will be
  established

• Metrics will be created to identify trends
  and problem areas
    CORRECTIVE ACTIONS

• For REQUIRED items only
  – Not for recommendations

• Clearly identifies responsible person
  – Researcher, EH&S, Building Coordinator

• Clearly identifies what needs to be
  corrected

• A specified amount of time is given
  before the issue is moved up
    CORRECTIVE ACTIONS

• After inspection report is sent, two
  weeks given for issues to be corrected

• If no action, then one week reminder
  notice to responsible person

• If no action, then one week reminder
  notice sent to Department Chair

• If no action, then information included
  in the college level report
    CORRECTIVE ACTIONS

• Issuing a ticket request is considered
  a “fix” for the purposes of the
  corrective action process

• Big ticket items will be worked out
  and noted – similar to OFPC process
    IMPACT TO BUILDING
      COORDINATORS
• Of the 167 items on the checklist
  – 16 are related to Building Coordinators
  – 14 are required fixes and will result in a
    corrective action being assigned

• All corrective actions currently within
  the scope of Building Coordinator
  responsibility
      IMPACT TO BUILDING
        COORDINATORS
• Examples include
  –   Door numbers matching space inventory
  –   Repair of broken light fixtures
  –   Installation of eyewash/showers
  –   Electric panels intact/breakers
  –   Animal areas (4 items)
  –   Battery charging areas (5 items)
    IMPACT TO BUILDING
      COORDINATORS
• Increased emphasis on research
  areas should result in fewer issues
  when OFPC inspections occur

• Contact for scheduling done through
  Robin Goodloe (jag16@cornell.edu)

• Building Coordinator can be copied
  on the report (automatically if there
  is a corrective action)
         BUILDING ZONE
           PROGRAM
• Pilot program with Research Safety
  Group and Biosafety Group

• First focus will be research buildings

• Concept is to work more closely on a
  building level versus campus level

• Will allow for building wide program
  implementation
        BUILDING ZONE
          PROGRAM
• Program is not to supercede existing
  relationships

• Purpose is to foster relationships and
  provide better customer service

• EH&S representative will be
  contacting you and department
  safety representatives soon
QUESTIONS?
           Jerry Gordon
Research Safety Programs Manager
               EH&S
        jpg29@cornell.edu
             255-3314

								
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