Office of Research

Appendix H

LABORATORY INSPECTION CHECKLIST

 

Documentation and Training

Item inspected

E

Y

N

C

N/A

Lab Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) accessible

 

 

 

 

 

CHP read and understood (signed acknowledgment page)

 

 

 

 

 

Required training completed

 

 

 

 

 

SOPs written for hazardous or non-standard procedures

 

 

 

 

 

Medical surveillance provided when necessary

 

 

 

 

 

SDS accessible

 

 

 

 

 

SDS location known to employees

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Information and Fire Safety

Item inspected

E

Y

N

C

N/A

Lab sign posted and up to date

 

 

 

 

 

Hazards properly characterized on sign

 

 

 

 

 

Items not stored too close to the ceiling

 

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguisher present and not obstructed

 

 

 

 

 

Fire extinguisher inspection up to date

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Item inspected

E

Y

N

C

N/A

Proper PPE worn based on hazards

 

 

 

 

 

Eye protection available

 

 

 

 

 

Lab coats available

 

 

 

 

 

Gloves compatible with hazard available

 

 

 

 

 

Other PPE available (as needed)

 

 

 

 

 

PPE not worn outside of labs

 

 

 

 

 

Respirators not in use unless authorized

 

 

 

 

 

General Safety

Item inspected

E

Y

N

C

N/A

Exits not blocked

 

 

 

 

 

Lab doors closed

 

 

 

 

 

Lab access controlled (if necessary)

 

 

 

 

 

Windows in lab doors not obstructed

 

 

 

 

 

Safety shower/eyewash present

 

 

 

 

 

Eyewash and shower not obstructed (16" radius)

 

 

 

 

 

Eyewash and shower testing up to date

 

 

 

 

 

Spill cleanup materials present

 

 

 

 

 

Gas cylinders secured properly

 

 

 

 

 

Gas cylinders properly stored

 

 

 

 

 

Lab equipment properly labeled

 

 

 

 

 

Sinks for handwashing available

 

 

 

 

 

Soap available for handwashing

 

 

 

 

 

No tripping or slipping hazards

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanical devices available for pipetting

 

 

 

 

 

Housekeeping

Item inspected

E

Y

N

C

N/A

No food or drink in lab areas

 

 

 

 

 

No chemical storage on floor (unless secondarily contained)

 

 

 

 

 

Broken glass container available containing only approved items

 

 

 

 

 

Sharps container available

 

 

 

 

 

Minimal glassware in sink

 

 

 

 

 

Overall housekeeping good

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Safety, Storage and Compatibility

Item inspected

E

Y

N

C

N/A

Chemical storage in good condition

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical storage cabinets labeled

 

 

 

 

 

Less than 10 gallons of flammables outside flammable storage cabinets

 

 

 

 

 

Less than 10 additional gallons of flammables in approved safety cans outside storage cabinets

 

 

 

 

 

Less than 60 gallons of flammables in approved safety cabinets

 

 

 

 

 

Chemicals segregated and stored based on compatibility

 

 

 

 

 

Containers properly labeled

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical containers in good condition

 

 

 

 

 

Peroxide formers properly labeled and stored

 

 

 

 

 

Water reactive chemicals labeled, segregated and stored

 

 

 

 

 

Pyrophoric chemicals properly labeled, segregated and stored

 

 

 

 

 

Explosive chemicals properly labeled, segregated and stored

 

 

 

 

 

Chemicals dated with date received

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical containers kept closed

 

 

 

 

 

Chemicals that polymerize or decompose to form hazardous byproducts labeled with date opened and target disposal date

 

 

 

 

 

If HF is present, proper safety precautions followed

 

 

 

 

 

Fume Hoods and Biological Safety Cabinets (BSCs)

Item inspected

E

Y

N

C

N/A

Vented cabinets vented properly

 

 

 

 

 

Certification current

 

 

 

 

 

Sash at or below indicated height

 

 

 

 

 

Minimal clutter in hood and baffles not obstructed

 

 

 

 

 

In use hood not used for storage

 

 

 

 

 

Alarm/monitored installed and operational

 

 

 

 

 

Hood sash in good condition

 

 

 

 

 

BSC certified within last year if in use

 

 

 

 

 

Front grill of BSC not obstructed

 

 

 

 

 

Disinfectant trap in use for vacuum lines

 

 

 

 

 

BSC not too cluttered

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical and Biological Waste

Item inspected

E

Y

N

C

N/A

Waste properly labeled

 

 

 

 

 

Waste containers closed

 

 

 

 

 

Waste containers in good condition

 

 

 

 

 

Waste containers in secondary containment

 

 

 

 

 

Waste containers properly segregated

 

 

 

 

 

Satellite accumulation area signs posted

 

 

 

 

 

Other

Any other critical findings, please note in the space given