Audit

Are both the lab door and emergency information signs posted with up to date personnel and hazard information?
Does the lab have a clean and orderly appearance?
Are fire and life safety issues addressed such as electrical panels, alarm pull stations, fire extinguishers and exits not obstructed?
Is all lab safety equipment {emergency eyewash (weekly), shower (annually), fumehoods (annually), biosafety cabinets (annually), autoclaves(periodically), etc.) in good working condition and tested and documented in accordance with EHS requirements?
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?
Are Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) developed for all hazardous chemicals, equipment and processes?

Has someone representing the lab logged into the chemical and radioactive material inventory systems (BioRAFT/CHIMS) to verify the account and update the inventory?

Is PPE present in the lab and do the lab personnel know how to properly select the PPE for the hazards present and when to use it?
Are hazardous materials (chemicals, biologicals and radioactive) properly segregated and stored properly?
Are chemical, biological and radioactive wastes managed properly? (closed, secondary containment, not leaking, signage, segregated and inspected weekly)?
Has the annual lab self inspection(s) been performed and all issues rectified?
Have all work surfaces, equipment and hazardous or infectious materials been decontaminated with appropriate disinfectant or other effective method and necessary documentation retained for rad, bio and chem?
Is lab access and security controlled per institutional polices for hazardous chemical, biological and radioactive materials?
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.