Audit

AIMS Online Annual Safety Inductions (General & Laboratory) completed?

General & First Response and Evacuation Instructions (also see AIMS emergency procedures & cyclone procedures)

Emergency Area Warden & How to contact them (Dominique Wiseman)

Evacuation procedures - notification & type of emergency, equipment shutdown, evacuation routes, assembly areas

Emergency alarm system

Location of safety station & Familiarisation with its contents

Location of nearest 'break glass alarm'

Location of laboratory fire fighting equipment

First Aid (also see AIMS First Aid procedures)

How to contact a first aid officer

Where first aid kits located

Where first aid room is located

Storage & Handling of Dangerous Goods

MSDS Location

Location of chemical storage areas

Safe disposal of hazardous waste

Fume Hood

Fume hoods are designated for perchloric use and must not be used for organic solvents.

Minimum PPE (unless exempted by Laboratory Manager)

Fully enclosed footware, wearing of laboratory coats and eye protection

Risk Assessments and Operating Procedures

All tasks to have a TRA

Safety Measures

Closed footwear should be worn.

Long hair should be tied back

Laboratory coats are to be worn when working with hazardous chemicals

Do not handle, store or consume food or drink in the laboratory.

Keep benches, shelves and cupboards clean and tidy.

Clean up after each stage of an operation. Rinse any apparatus, which has contained harmful chemicals, before final cleaning.

Use protective equipment where necessary.

Hazardous substances must not be disposed of down the sink or drains.

Keep corridors and walkways clear of boxes, rubbish, ..etc.

The storage and handling of hazardous substances must be in accordance with the Australian standard for the relevant substance.

All precautions should be undertaken to prevent the escape of any hazardous substances whilst being handled.

All staff handling hazardous substances should be instructed in the hazards involved.

Be familiar with the emergency procedures on AIMScape.

Safety carrier must be used to transport large bottles.

Hazardous work should be restricted to core time (8am- 4:40pm) and only with another member of staff being present and aware of the hazards.

All chemical containers must be clearly labeled indicating contents and personal name and project.

Glassware, heavy or awkward items should NOT be stored above eye level.

Never dispose of pungent or volatile chemicals down the sink.

Report all accidents or dangerous occurring to lab manager, supervisor, OH&S coordinator and complete incident report.

Location of Equipment & Facilities

Emergency Power Switch

Eyewash facility and safety shower

Chemical Spill Kit

Safety glasses, gloves and lab coats.

General none hazardous waste bin

Sharps disposal bin

Glassware bin

Flammable and corrosive cabinet.

Wash basins and hot/ cold water tap

Laboratory telephone and emergency contact list.

I have been shown the locations of necessary emergency facilities, equipment ..etc in the laboratory. I will adhere to the laboratory safety measures as covered in this induction. I have also understood the safety documents relating to working in quarantine QC1 environment and read the safety documents on AIMSCAPE.

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.