Does the lab have a clean and orderly appearance? (Good housekeeping, no blocked fire alarms/extinguishers/sprinklers/electrical panels, emergency shower and eyewash, no food or drink)
Is all lab safety equipment in good working condition and tested and documented in accordance with EHS requirements? Biosafety Cabinet, Eyewash Station, Emergency Shower, Fumehood, etc.
Have all personnel in the lab, including the PI, completed their relevant EHS trainings (Laboratory and Research Safety, Laser, Biosafety, Radiation, etc.) (initial/refresher) and are the training records available for review?
Has the lab completed their Unit Specific Plan and has it been updated, reviewed and signed by all personnel working in the lab within the past year?
Has the annual lab self inspection(s) been performed?
Is PPE and general attire appropriate and present in the lab and do the lab personnel use it?
Are containers of hazardous materials (chemicals, biologicals and radioactive) properly labeled, in good condition, and stored properly?
Are chemical, biological and radioactive wastes managed properly? (closed, labeled, secondary containment, not leaking, signage, segregated and inspected)?
Are biological wastes managed properly? (labeled, red/orange bag, not leaking)
Are radioactive wastes managed properly? (closed, labeled, secondary containment, not leaking, signage, segregated and inspected)
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended
take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or
or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such
permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.