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  • Inspection Date

  • Building

  • Area

  • Inspector

Fab Safety Inspection


  • A. PREPARATION: Individuals conducting inspections should prepare by reviewing the checklist in advance and highlighting applicable items. Plan on what to look for as the inspection proceeds to different areas.
    B. SCHEDULE: Quarterly inspections for each area
    C. REPORTING RESULTS: Inspection results should be distributed during monthly SCM
    D. FOLLOW-UP: Systems should be set up to monitor the correction of identified deficiencies.


  • Overall housekeeping neat, uncluttered, free of excessive equipment, materials, chemicals, etc.

  • Shelving: In good condition; Secure and anchored; has lips where chemicals in bottles stored; Not overloaded; Heavy items stored on lower shelves; No storage on tops of shelves, cabinets, etc.; Stored materials not too high; Access available; Sprinkler heads unobstructed within 18”

  • Excess/Clutter: No storage on floors, tops of cabinets, Excess chemicals not stored in hoods; benches uncluttered and orderly; glassware stored orderly

Compressed Gas

  • Gas cylinders secured and in upright position; valves closed and capped if not in use; Lecture bottles stored properly (not in drawers, well ventilated area)

  • Hazardous compressed gas quantity kept to minimum (ammonia, hydrogen, propane, etc.) and in well ventilated areas; No evidence of leakage

  • Compressed gas cylinders are transported with hand truck

  • Liquid nitrogen and other cryogenics handled only in ventilated area with oxygen monitoring


  • Cords: not excessive amounts; neatly routed; not frayed; cords are in good condition

  • Receptacles: Cover plates in place; not overloaded; no six-outlet wall taps; not located within 6" of sinks unless ground fault protected (GFCI)

  • Plugs: grounding prongs not altered

  • Panels: Electrical panels and EMOs are easily accessible


  • Fire extinguishers: Not blocked, missing, unmounted or not full

  • Egress: 36” clearnance…. Exit doors…

  • Safety showers/eyewashes, electrical panels, fire alarms, other emergency equipment not blocked and easily accessible.

Fall Hazards

  • Slips and fall hazards: No slipping hazards, such as water, oil, chemicals on floor; No tripping hazards, such cords, wires, etc…


  • Flammable liquid storage cabinets: Sufficient for quantity; not damaged; no oxidizers inside; used for flammables

  • Segregation: Away from heat sources, open electrics

Chemical Storage

  • Spills: All spilled fluids cleaned immediately

  • Storage: All chemicals are properly stored in containers designed for their contents

  • Labeling: All chemicals are in clearly labeled containers

  • Transportation: Chemicals are transported using the correct containers; chemicals are not left in hand carry containers.


  • Illumination: Work areas properly illuminated


  • Utility piping (water, gasses, etc.) and valves: clearly labeled and no leaks


  • Eye Protection: All persons wearing safety glasses with side shields; Goggles and/or faceshields being worn for high splash or particulate operations

  • Chemical PPE available and being worn (if applicable)

  • Respirator: Respirators are stored in sealable bags


  • Signs are current and legible


  • Labeled properly and not accumulated excessively; all waste containers are properly functioning


  • Other safety concerns

Sign Off

  • Name and Signature

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